01 September, 2016
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Weekend round-up: Monaco, Ventspils and Khimik extend unbeaten start

(Basketball Champions League) – AS Monaco claimed their third win in as many French Pro A games at the weekend while BK Ventspils and Khimik have been converted to solitary leaders of the Latvian and Ukrainian league, respectively, after stretching their winning streak to four games.

AS Monaco (Group A) enjoyed an 106-68 rout of Chalons-Reims on the road, as Ukrainian international Sergii Gladyr poured in 21 points on 4-of-7 from behind the arc and Jamal Shuler added 17 points. The Monegasques are joint-leaders of the French League, together with JSF Nanterre, on a 3-0 record.
Le Mans Sarthe (Group B) suffered their first defeat after falling 81-75 at Le Portel, despite a 21-point effort by Olivier Hanlan.
ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (Group C) lost 93-77 to Pau-Lacq-Orthez on the road as an 18-point display by Nikola Dragovic proved insufficient to prevent the second defeat of the reigning champions.

Sunday was another day in the office for Khimik (Group B) as they cruised to an 84-69 win over Mikolayv at home to stay at the top of the standings. James Elliott Smith got the hot hand and finished with 30 points on 6-of-10 triples, also dishing out seven assists.

Ventspils (Group C) were tested away from home comforts but recorded a comfy 95-72 win at Liepaja/ Triobet. Young Latvian international Andrejs Gražulis was in inspirational form once again and finished with 22 points and seven rebounds.

MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (Group E) celebrated their fourth victory in five games as they prevailed 91-84 at Braunschweig behind Jack Cooley’s 27 points and seven rebounds.
EWE Baskets Oldenburg (Group C) picked up a 76-64 win over BG Göttingen at home on the back of Brian Qvale’s 22 points and six boards.
Fraport Skyliners (Group A) clinched their second win in four games and did so against a big rival as they defeated 78-70 Alba Berlin on the road thanks in great part to Anthonio Graves contributing 22 points and seven assists.

Neptunas Klaipeda (Group C) finally registered their first win after four straight losses as they defeated Dzūkija 80-56 on the road behind 19 points and seven rebounds from Larry Drew.
Juventus Utena (Group D) lost 88-74 at Nevėžis despite 16-point contributions by each of Aaron Best and Vaidas Čepukaitis.

Both Polish BCL teams started the new domestic league season on the right foot with wins on the road at the weekend.
Stelmet Zielona Gora (Group E) prevailed 84-69 over Trefl Sopot behind 17 points and nine rebounds from Nemanja Djurišić.
Rosa Radom (Group C) meanwhile clinched a 97-73 success at Miasto Szkła Krosno as Darnell Jackson had 20 points on 9-of-12 and six assists and Gary Bell added 19 points.

CEZ Nymburk (Group A) continued their winning ways in their domestic championship by demolishing Decin 88-39 at home. Allen Byron had 16 points for the Czech champions, who saw 11 of their players write their name on the scoresheet.

Telenet Oostende (Group D) lost 81-72 at Leuven Bears Leuven and have not yet tasted victory after two games in the new season. DJ Newbill and Rasko Katic had 12 points apiece in losing efforts.
Proximus Spirou Charleroi (Group E) also suffered a second loss in as many games after falling 89-85 at Basic-Fit Brussels despite 23 points from Darnell Harris.

Shooting guard David Vojvoda had 16 points and led five players in double digits as Szolnoki Olaj (Group E) picked up a comfortable 86-71 win over PVSK-Pannonpower at home.

Kataja Basket (Group B) got off to a winning start in their domestic league as they cruised past Korihait 102-83 with Daniel Mullings scoring 24 points on 12-of-14 from two-point range.

Bakken Bears (Group A), who won their opening domestic league game last week, play host to SISU on Tuesday.