Cholet continued his comeback in the French Championship by winning Saturday his fifth victory in a row against Bourg-en-Bresse 88 to 60.
With 6 wins and 2 losses, the Mauges club is tied for fourth place with Bourg and Monaco, two wins Villeurbanne, free this weekend, and Boulogne-Levallois. The Metropolitans played one more game and lost for the first time this season Friday in the Hall of Portel (98-79).
The Choletes blew the Bressans in the second half (48-23), in the wake of the American interior Chris Horton (22 points, 9 rebounds). His compatriot John Arledge scored 17 points and took 7 rebounds and leader Michael Stockton, the son of legendary Utah Jazz player John Stockton, scored 12 points and 8 assists.
Bourg-en-Bresse is clinched by Dijon who remains alone in third place after his victory over Chalon-sur-Saone in the Burgundy derby, 90 to 78. The JDA has made all the difference in the last quarter. Last season's MVP, American leader David Holston, was the best player of the game with 28 points and 9 assists (13 points and 5 assists in the last 10 minutes).
Monaco won against Orléans 108 to 76 with 23 points from American winger JJ O'Brien.
Strasbourg won in extremis its second win in a row in the hall of the Roanne red lantern 84 to 83. Led by six points 29 seconds from the end, the SIG managed two free throws and two baskets three points, including the last buzzer by American leader Travis Trice (23 points).
Gravelines resisted the return of Le Mans in the third quarter to win at Antares 74 to 70, with 20 points from the American interior Erik McCree.
The day will end Sunday with a classic between Limoges and Pau-Orthez at La Beaujoire.
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