Lyon BF, Reims BF and Roche Vendée have dominated the basketball news in the second division this season. The three teams occupy the top 3 places and are already moving away from the rest of the teams.
Lyon BF may not be playing the best basketball in LF2. But they keep on winning. This weekend they had another poor shooting day but ended up beating Nice (64-63).
Lyon fell apart during the final quarter and almost blew a 13-point advantage.
Fabienne Constant (left) scored 25 points for Nice and Jenne Senghor pulled down 12 rebounds. Yet this was not enough to stop Lyon as they went 21-of-23 from the charity stripes and had four players in double digits for their 12th victory of the season.
The second team in the leading pack, Reims BF beat the CFBB (89-65) in a match that was played earlier in week. The CFBB scored first. But an 11-0 run by the hosts ended any hope of an upset.
Reims were not consistent and allowed the CFBB to stay in touch during the first 20 minutes (51-35).
Despite Reims never took off they had enough in the tank to win (89-65).
Roche Vendée won on the road against Limoges (70-50).
After a tight first quarter (18-18) Roche Vendée went into the locker room leading (30-26). Limoges went to sleep during the second half of the third quarter allowing their guests to open up a 17-point leading going into the final quarter.
Elodie Gerard led the scoring with 20 points while Christelle Morel (right) scored 14 points.
The rest of the basketball news from round 13
Voiron are the big winners this weekend. By beating Dunkerque (71-62) they move into 5th place and are just one game behind Limoges in 4th place.
In the end there was not much between the two teams. The difference at the end was the three-point shooting count, in which Voiron won 4-1.
Khadidiatou Gassama and Nadja Morgan with 16 and 13 points each did most of the damage for the hosts while Linda Bousbaa and Mariame Dia with 14 and 12 points were the top scorers for Dunkerque.
Perpignan successfully kept Naignouma Coulibaly from Pleyber-Christ out of the game by putting her in foul problems. Coulibaly managed just nine minutes on the court before fouling out.
However she still managed 6 rebounds and drew 3 fouls in that time.
For Perpingnan Fatou Dieng led the way with 16 points and 5 assists.
Illkirch-Graffenstaden fell at home for the second week in a row. AL Aplemont Le Havre walked away with the victory (63-65).
Alex Tchangoue scored the game winning shot on the buzzer.
In the last match of the weekend Rennes beat Angers (56-44) with former youth international Yvette Assilamehou leading the way with 17 points.
The encounter between Elan Béarnais Pau Lacq Orthez and Armentières was called off.
Results of week 13:
Avenir de Rennes 56-44 Angers (UFAB 49) Limoges ABC 50-70 Roche Vendée Lyon BB 64-63 Nice Reims BF 89-65 CFBB Elan Béarnais Pau Lacq Orthez vs. Armentières (postponed) Perpignan 78-69 Pleyber-Christ Voiron 71-62 Dunkerque Malo Illkirch-Graffenstaden 63-65 Le Havre