The LF2 leaders Cavigal Nice started November in the way they left October with another victory to claim the top position in the division as the only team without a defeat.
COB Calais's unbeaten on-the-road record was stopped while Angers won an explosive derby. Pau Lacq Orthez and US Laveyron also grabbed a victory this weekend.
Julie Barennes made her L2F début in the "Loire" (Pays de La Loire) derby between Roche Vendée and Angers. As for derby matches it had everything from drama, suspense to officials in difficulty.
For Sabrine Bouzanna, the game lasted a little over 14 minutes until she was ejected for a second unsportsmanlike foul. Based on some of the calls later in the game, she was unlucky to have received such a hard sanction.
The match went all the way to the wire with Nadja Morgan from Roche Vendée tieing the game (55-55) with one minute to play.
Barennes put Angers in front for good with 42 seconds to play. Then her side finished the game off from the charity stripes.
In two other games US Laveyron pushed their way past Limoges (68-47) while Pau Lacq Orthez pulled themselves together after their hard loss in round 5 to beat the CFBB (65-44).
Reims took on COB Calais in what was described as the game of the week because of the number of players from Calais that had played for Reims.
However the hero of the match was a medical student who had spent three years at the youth academy at COB Calais, Maud Lesoudard (in picture). She had a perfect shooting day from the field and from the free-throw line while dishing out 3 assists to help Reims beat COB Calais (76-66).
Reims' victory was based on real team basketball: Anais Jomby kept her team in the game during the first quarter by scoring her side's first 8 points. By the end of the match all nine players had got on the score sheet.
Calais did not play badly. It was their finishing which was off while loosing hustle plays as well as their unbeaten record.
The question in LF2 is who can stop Cavigal Nice. The answer is: not Dunkerque. However not many teams are going to hit 45% of their shot at the home of Cavigal Nice and lose by 14 points.
Cavigal Nice were more accurate with 63% of their shots hitting the target. But it was the three-point shooting of Marie-Eve Paget, Margaux Galliou-Loko and Margaux Okou Zouzou (16 points) that made the difference in the end.
No matter how good the youngsters at Cavigal Nice play it is always one of the senior members that gets them out of trouble. This weekend Fabienne Constant (in picture) helped herself to 23 points while Jeanne Senghor-Sy added 16 points.
LF2 round 6 results:
Cavigal Nice 83-69 Dunkerque Malo
US Laveyron 68-47 Limoges
Pau Lacq Orthez 65-44 CFBB
Reims BF 76-66 COB Calais
Roche Vendée 55-61 Angers
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LF2 basketball season articles
21 April 2013: Illkirch-Graffenstaden gained LF2 sweep over Limoges
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
14 October 2012: UFAB49 rocked while Cavigal Nice rolled
07 October 2012: Oumou Kalsoum Touré is again on top of the game
30 September 2012: LF2 basketball gets off to an explosive start
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