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Bentil top scores in Reims heavy loss in French opener

Reims Captain Willie Deane in action Photo Courtesy: Remi Wafflart
Bentil in action Photo Courtesy: Remi Wafflart
Champagne Chalons-Reims new recruit Ben Bentil registered the most points for his side in the opening round of the French League Pro A 2017-2018 season.

Bentil scored 12 points in Reims 61-86 embarrassment at the hands of Dijon and the latter’s home fans in the final game of the opening round of fixtures.

The result was hugely disappointing considering Reims never mounted a serious challenge through the entire game; the Northern French side lost all but one the four quarters to Dijon.

Despite the low mark, Bentil gets to do what he was signed to do; pace the team in scoring and be the main threat on the offensive end.

Ghana’s indigene to play in the NBA has a rich history of making baskets dating back to his time at Providence College where he paced the Big East Conference in scoring en route to being named Most Improved Player in the Conference.

However, after stints in China and the NBA’s G-League, Bentil needs a big break to chart his way back to the NBA and a strong play in Reims matchup against Antibes Sharks on Tuesday September 26 is needed.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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