The question of the weekend was what is Limoges doing in LF2? A 62-point loss at home is not very comforting for the sponsors and supporters of the club. In another round 9 match, Cavigal Nice suffered their first defeat of the season while Angers appear to be going from strength to strength.
You have to feel sorry for Maxime Bézin, the coach from Limoges. He could not have imagined that taking over the role of head coach would be so frustrating. In addition, the injury to Thazina Cook has reduced his offensive options.
Limoges are yet to win a game in LF2, with the exception of the ones against the clubs faltered. But before this weekend they had shown some improvement in the last two outings.
The first five minutes of the match against COB Calais were okay with Limoges leading (13-12). Calais then stepped on the gas and finished the first quarter with a 17-3 run for a (29-16) lead. By half time the game was over with Calais leading (61-22). Calais won the game (111-47) while having fun with three-point shooting.
Cibert led the scoring with 22 points. She connected 6 times from 9
attemps from beyond the arc. Jenny Foussau and Mélanie Devaux did not
miss the opportunity to improve their three-point shooting averages
with 3-of-4 each.
In total Calais scored 42 points alone from beyond the arc (14-of-21) while for the first time this season all 10 players got on the scoresheet.
For Limoges Aïda Fall and Iva Grbas combined for 25 points.
Angers (UFAB 49) are the most balanced team in LF2 this season. They used a first-half advantage (41-22) to hold off Reims BF (67-58).
For Angers all 10 players scored at least 3 points. Aurélie Besson top scored with 11 points while Sophie Le Marrec (in picture) and Aurélie Favre had 10 points each.
Pau Lacq-Orthez ended the perfect LF2 season of Cavigal Nice (72-66) in a game that had 12 lead changes and 5 ties.
The match was explosive as well as physical. Apart from Marion Arfelis all players from both teams scored. Awe Gaye (Pau) and Jeanne Senghor-Sy (Nice) were the only players to have picked up 5 fouls.
Pau Lacq-Orthez made home advantage count in the final three minutes as they went 5-of-6 from the free-throw line.
21 points by Ingrid Bunel and her calmness from the charity stripes during the last few minutes made her the player of the match.
Fabienne Constant led the Cavigal Nice attack with 17 points.
Dunkerque Malo made it two wins in two games with a comfortable victory on the road against the CFBB (80-67). Dace Pierre-Joseph was too strong in the paint and helped herself to 23 points.
For the CFBB Katia Clanet was the most interesting player scoring 12 points before fouling out.
As usual Illkirch-Graffenstaden like the suspense at home. This time they came out on top against Roche Vendée (73-70).
Angers are top of the regular season standing because they have played one more game then Cavigal Nice and Léon Trégor. But all three teams have lost just once this season. In terms of defeats they are just one game ahead of COB Calais, alone in 4th place. These are the four teams setting the pace of the L2F Final 4.
L2F results from round 9:
CFBB 67-80 Dunkerque Malo
Limoges 47-111 COB Calais
Pau Lacq-Orthez 72-66 Cavigal Nice
Angers 67-58 Reims BF
Illkirch-Graffenstaden 73-70 Roche Vendée
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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
14 October 2012: UFAB49 rocked while Cavigal Nice rolled
07 October 2012: Oumou Kalsoum Touré is again on top of the game
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