Cavigal Nice and COB Calais continue their domination of LF2 basketball with more crushing victories towards their objective of the Final Four participation. Angers won the big match for third place while Pau Lacq Orthez and Roche Vendée made home advantage count.
COB Calais were given a tough time for 32 minutes by their hosts US Laveyron and led by just 5 points (67-62). During the last eight minutes Calais were able to turn their domination into points to finish the game with a 27-0 run to seal the victory (94-62).
Manon Sinico, Mélanie Devaux and Kierra Mallard (15 rebounds) were the leading scorers for Calais with 21, 18 and 17 points each. However three other players were also in double-digit scores while their captain Aurélie Cibert (2 points) dished out 9 assists.
For US Laveyron Manon Morel, Elena Vishnyakova and Leslie Fournier scored 14, 12 and 10 points respectively.
Cavigal Nice overpowered Illkirch-Graffenstaden (SIG) (74-50) for their sixth consecutive victory in LF2. In a crazy first quarter Cavigal Nice led (9-1) after two minutes. Yet four minutes later they trailed (9-12).
By the end of the first quarter they regained control to go ahead (19-16).
Scoring was difficult and both teams spent a lot of time shooting from beyond the arc. Cavigal Nice were excellent in this exercise hitting 14-from-35 attempts while the SIG were 2-of-23.
Anaïs Déas (above right in picture) from Cavigal Nice was the player of the match with 15 points and 6 assists.
Pau Lacq Orthez did not have to work hard to get past Limoges (85-61). Limoges' aggressiveness got themselves into foul problems with 4 team fouls within the first four minutes for their opponents to lead (11-3).
Limoges have improved over the last couple of months. Yet in this game they found no answer after losing by 21 points (29-50) at half time. For Pau on the other hand February has started well after a January draught. Laurie Lapeyre led the scoring with 20 points.
When it comes to excitement in LF2 this season, then Reims BF are the team to watch. They made more three-pointers (13) shots than two-point shots (12) and still ended up losing to their hosts.
Roche Vendée held their nerve at critical moments and turned the ball over less to pull off an exciting victory (83-76). Johanne Tayeau and Sabrina Bouzenna led the way with 18 and 14 points each.
Léon Trégor hardly lose a game at home but this weekend that had no answer for Camille Aubert (13 points) and Carine Brossias (18 points) from Angers. Between them they connected 13-from-15 shots.
Angers completed the season sweep against Léon Trégor by winning the match (64-50).
L2F results from round 16:
Pau Lacq Orthez 85-61 Limoges
US Laveyron 62-94 COB Calais
Roche Vendée 83-76 Reims BF
Cavigal Nice 74-50 Illkirch-Graffenstaden
Léon Trégor 50-64 Angers
Date created: 04 February 2013
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LF2 basketball season articles
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15 April 2013: Léon Trégor out, Angers in the F4
07 April 2013: Cavigal Nice have one hand on the trophy
23 March 2013: First victory of the season for the CFBB
17 March 2013: Will Nice be dethroned by COB Calais in their title chase?
10 March 2013: Calais walloped Dunkerque while Pau is chasing top 4 finish
09 March 2013: Maud Lesoudard, February player of the month
03 March 2013: Better days at Limoges
24 February 2013: Who can stop Cavigal Nice ? - not the CFBB
11 February 2013: Dunkerque Malo pull off a win
4 February 2013: Pau Lacq Orthez and Roche Vendée finally back to winning ways
21 January 2013: Dream teams of the LF2: Cavigal Nice and COB Calais
13 January 2013: Impressive performance by Célia Mauler for Illkirch-Graffenstaden
06 January 2013: Meilleure joueuse en Décembre / best player of the month
26 December 2012: US Laveyron can celebrate New Year with reassurance
22 December 2012: US Laveyron are still in the competition
16 December 2012: Illkirch-Graffenstaden produce while Dunkerque stay at the bottom
09 December 2012: Cavigal Nice and Calais won on the road
05 December 2012: Le visage de la meilleure joueuse en Novembre / best player of the month
02 December 2012: Exciting games with some surprising outcomes
26 November 2012: The pressure is on for Limoges
19 November 2012: Nothing can stop Reims in their LF2 final four aspiration
11 November 2012: Round 7: Limoges' new kit did not help, Dunkerque need inspiration
10 November 2012: Shenita Landry is LF2 October player of the month
05 November 2012: Cavigal Nice win again while there is plenty of drama elsewhere
28 October 2012: Round 5: Experience and youth make it an exciting weekend
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