Basketball news: Injury problems in
Hainaut, relief for Lyon

Laura Garcia - Hainaut BasketBasketball news: Laura Garcia tears ACL and is out for the season

The injury curse that appears to hunt Hainaut Basket has struck for the second time in the first week of the LFB season 2014-2015. 

Jimmy Ploegaerts has lost Laura Garcia (in picture) who tore her ACL during Hainaut Basket's defeat to Toulouse. Carine Paul is already ruled out for at least six weeks. Adja Konteh who suffered a serious injury in October 2013 is expected to return soon.

Veuillez trouver des informations en français sur la troisième journée de la LFB en bas de la page.

Just a year ago COB Calais were dominating LF2 with ease, this season they are struggling to make an impact in the LFB. Playing at home against Angers, they allowed their guests too much room from beyond the three-point line (11-from-22).

For Angers it was their first win of the season with 43 points coming from Romana Hejdová and Lizanne Murphy.

Villeneuve d'Ascq also recorded their first win of the season with a crushing victory against USO Mondeville (79-50).

Géraldine Robert came off the bench and helped herself to 20 points in 21 minutes for the victory while Marielle Amant managed to play with her nose injury. Mondeville had a bad shooting day with Julie Vanloo and K. B. Sharp going 0-from-15 from open play.

Do not leave Mélanie Plust on the bench

Mélanie PlustBasketball news: Mélanie Plust went 7-from10 to score 18 points

Lyon were involved in a battle with Charleville-Mézières in which free throws played an important role during money time. However the catalyst Lyon needed came from a a fired up Mélanie Plust who went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc after having started the game coming from the bench. 

Amel Bouderra was the main player for Charleville with 21 points while the captain of Lyon Bintou Marizy (Dieme) scored 22 points.

Basket Landes are the new leaders of the LFB after beating Nantes-Rezé on the back of 15 points and 17 rebounds by Danielle Page.

Tango Bourges Basket controlled the first half of their match with Tarbes and ran out winners (69-57) with Paoline Salagnac and Marianna Tolo both starting from the bench scoring 16 points each.

Lattes Montpellier struggled but still ended up beating Arras (67-58).

However the player who is going to be in all the basketball news in France this week is Olivia Epoupa from Toulouse who had her best game ever in the LFB with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in the victory against Hainaut Basket.

Qu'arrive-t-il à Hainaut Basket ?

Olivia EpoupaBasketball news: Olivia Epoupa (16 points à 8/11, 10 rebonds, 7 passes décisives, 2 interceptions, 1 contre, 30 d'évaluation)

Le mois d'Octobre est hanté pour Hainaut Basket qui perd à nouveau une joueuse avec Laura Garcia. Adja Konteh qui s'est blessée sérieusement la saison précédente en Octobre compte de revenir bientôt. 

Angers a son premier succès grace aux 43 points du duo Romana Heydová et Lizanne Murphy contre COB Calais - qui est encore une fois battu.

Villeneuve d'Ascq raccroche aussi sa première victoire contre USO Mondeville (79-50) avec une Géraldine Robert en forme (20 points).

Les tirs primes de Mélanie Plust (4 sur 5) et les lancers francs dans le money time assurent la victoire pour Lyon contre Charleville-Mézières. Bintou Marizy (Dieme) avec 22 points est la meilleure jouese pour Lyon pendant que Amel Bouderra (21 points) est déçue après la défaite pour son équipe.

Basket Landes enregistre sa troisième victoire consécutive sur le dos de Danielle Page (15 points, 17 rebonds) après avoir fait tombé Nantes Rezé.

Paoline Salagnac et Marianna Tolo contribuent 16 points chacune pour Tango Bourges Basket qui se dispose de Tarbes (69-57).

Lattes Montpellier a du mal à s'imposer contre Arras (67-58).

A nouveau c'est Olivia Epoupa (en image) de Toulouse qui fait son show pour aider son équipe à battre Hainaut Basket.

En mi-semaine, voir Mercredi et Jeudi, la ligue reprend son action pour la quatrième journée. 

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