Perpignan Basket are officially out of the LF2 relegation zone and are now serious contenders for a place in the final four at the end of the season. On the other hand pre-season favourites Reims came out second best in yet another overtime encounter.
Perpignan have won 11 of the 14 games they have played this season. With only three teams currently having more wins than them, time has come to consider Perpignan in the LF2 play-off picture although the club announced they would not seek promotion this season.
This week Perpignan Basket played Le Havre twice and came out on top on both occasions. In mid week Fatou Deng dished out 12 assists and scored 17 points with Perpignan winning on the road (72-51).
Pauline Lo (in picture) led her side in scoring with 18 points. Deng's Senegalese international team-mate Aïda Fall scored 23 points for Le Havre.
In the return game Perpignan won (80-53) with four players in double digits. Laurie Datchy helped herself to 19 points while Elodie Bertal added 17 points.
Deng dished out 8 assists while scoring 8 points. Fall was yet again the leading scorer for the losers with 19 points. For the first time since Perpignan's start of their LF2 season in December 2013 they are out of the relegation zone (11th place).
Limoges, currently in fourth place, have the most to lose if Perpignan continue on their winning course as they lost this weekend on the road to Roche Vendée (75-87).
The match turned into a free-throw festival with a total of 74. The hosts hit 31-from-39 and had no players fouling out. Limoges hit 27-from-35 (Manon Sinaco herself 15-of-20 ) but had three players fouling out.
Roche Vendée remain in second place in the LF2 regular season table while Limoges stay in 4th.
COB Calais are one win away from securing a place in the final four after seeing off Chartres (54-58). With Mélanie Arnaud not playing for Calais, Onayssa Sbahi had her first start for the season. Calais did not play well and hit just 35% of their shots. Yet their opponents' shooting was worse.
Marie Butard (in picture) returned for Léon Trégor and dished out 9 assists while scoring 12 points in the victory against Illkirch-Graffenstaden (91-65). Angolian international Whitney Miguel made the most of her start position with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
For the visitors Céline Schmitt-Sendner did not travel for the game.
Aix-en-Provence needed overtime to come away with the most important victory of the weekend against Reims (80-68). It was the Americans on each side who dominated the match. Shenita Landry had 25 points and 13 rebounds for the winners while Carolyn Davis scored 24 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in defeat.
Aix-en-Provence have the better record over the two games against Reims. This implies that Reims must now win at least one game more than Aix-en-Provence to climb above them.
Charnay pulled away in a hectic final quarter to win on the road against Dunkerque Malo (74-62). Taelor Kerr led the hosts with 29 points whereas the guests shared the scoring with 29 baskets coming from 21 assists.
Charnay are still last in the regular season standings while Pau Lacq-Orthez remain in third place after seeing off the CFBB (75-62).
Charnay remporte une victoire mais reste dernier dans le classement pendant que Reims se voit à nouveau confronté à une relégation possible.
Perpignan Basket se rapproche de plus en plus au top 4 de la L2F.
COB Calais bat Chartres (54-58) pendant que Roche Vendée, deuxième dans le tableau, gagne contre Limoges (75-87) qui reste encore à la quatrième place. La quatrième équipe dans le top 4, Pau Lacq-Orthez s'impose contre la CFBB (75-62).
Léon Trégor, emmenée par Whitney Miguel (22 points, 13 rebonds) et Marie Butard (9 passes décisives, 12 points) détruit Illkirch-Graffenstaden (91-65).
Dunkerque Malo perd contre Charnay (62-74). Taelor Kerr de Charnay est la meilleure joueuse de la rencontre avec 29 points.
C'est en prolongation que Aix-en-Provence s'écarte pour infliger une lourde défaite à Reims BF (80-68). Shenita Landry contribue 25 points and 13 rebounds pour la victoire pendant que l'Américaine Carolyn Davis avec 24 points et 15 rebonds ne peut que constater le dégât.
Perpignan Basket gagne deux fois cette semaine contre Le Havre.
En mi-semaine c'est avec une Fatou Deng en forme (17 points, 12 passes décisives) que Perpignan s'impose contre Le Havre (72-51).
Ce weekend Perpignan inflige une (80-53) défaite à Le Havre avec de bonnes performances de Laurie Datchy (19 points) et Elodie Bertal (17 points). Et c'est Aïda Fall qui avait 23 points le match aller qui se bat à nouveau pour l'équipe perdante avec 19 points.
Date created: 09 March 2014
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LF2 basketball season articles
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28 March 2014: Dunkerque Malo hit Roche Vendée
20 March 2014: Perpignan strive
09 March 2014: No luck for Reims BF
03 March 2014: First defeat for COB Calais
24 February 2014: Reims in trouble
09 February 2014: Charnay is suffering another defeat
03 February 2014: Who can challenge COB Calais?
26 January 2014: Perpignan are closing down
19 January 2014: CFBB win at last this season
13 January 2014: Aix-en-Provence at the bottom, COB Calais at the top
05 January 2014: Roche Vendée or COB Calais?
22 December 2013: COB Calais, only team left unbeaten
15 December 2013: Reims at the wrong end of the table
08 December 2013: Mourenx dislodge Roche Vendée
1 December 2013: Illkirch Graffenstaden bring down Pau Lacq-Orthez
24 November 2013: Limoges in trouble
17 November 2013: Higher and higher for Calais and Roche
11 November 2013: Perpignan or not Perpignan, that is not the question
2 November 2013: Finally a victory for Charnay Basket
27 October 2013: 40 points and more from Dace Pierre-Joseph
21 October 2013: COB Calais dominated north coast derby
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