Cholet cruised to an 82-63 win at Benetton Olympic in Switzerland on Tuesday in the EuroChallenge Regular Season opener.
The game was knotted at 4-4 when baskets by Randal Falker, Rodrigue Beaubois (three-pointer), Nando De Colo and Vincent Grier came at the start of a 15-0 run that put the French outfit into a 19-4 lead.
Benetton Olympic reduced the deficit to 27-20 with 6:34 to go in the second quarter after a jump shot by Ramel Allen but they got no closer the rest of the way.
At half-time, Erman Kunter's Cholet led 44-30 and they pulled away for a decisive win over the last two quarters.
Allen had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Benetton Olympic while De Colo finished with 18 points, six boards and four assists for the victors.
Benetton, who are coached by Damien Leyrolles, committed 21 turnovers while Cholet had just 10.