Teams in trouble win in overtime
COB Calais, the LF2 dream team?

The battle to avoid LF2 relegation has started. Aix-en-Provence won in overtime while Charnay moved off the bottom with a double overtime victory against Reims. Elsewhere COB Calais are two victories away from qualifying for the end-of-season final four.

Veuillez trouver des informations en français sur la dix-septième journée de L2F en 2013-14 en bas de la page.

Léon Trégor were able to stay on the tail of COB Calais for the first 20 minutes (28-35) by converting 13-from-19 free throws.

After the break, Calais silenced the home fans with a clinical display of basketball in the paint.

Great Britain international Dominique Allen was unstoppable with 22 points while Tiffany Clarke chipped in 18 points as Calais blew away their hosts 44-19 to win comfortably (79-47).

Calais are a perfect 16-of-16 for the LF2 regular season and eight games clear of the teams in fifth place and just two wins away from booking their ticket for the LF2 final 4.

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It has not been an easy season for Géraldine Bertal (above in picture) and her team Charnay. But this weekend her side turned things around by beating Reims on the road in double overtime (86-78).

Charnay took control of the game during the second half until the last 34 seconds of regulation time. Then Reims were able to get the lead back. Laure Belleville (24 points, 6 assists) saved her team from defeat and forced overtime by hitting a couple of free throws (65-65).

Reims once again found themselves in trouble but profited from a missed free throw to force a second overtime with a desperation shot from Pauline Lithard (18 points) (73-73).

Charnay held their nerves during the second overtime to win the match and send Reims into the relegation zone. Elodie Decker and Bertal contributed 19 and 17 points towards the victory. Maud Lesoudard led the way with 19 points for Reims who find themselves back at the bottom with having played one game less than Charnay.

Aix-en-Provence finished the second quarter with a 14-0 run to lead Illkirch-Graffenstaden (41-27) at the break. Aix-en-Provence appeared to be cruising with a 21-point lead with 14 minutes to play (53-32).

The SIG fought back and had the chance to win the game on a And-1 play by Louise Dambach. Her free throw did not drop and the game went into overtime (67-67).

Aix played better in overtime and held on to win (76-73). With this win they move out of the relegation zone. Shenita Landry had one of her best games of the season with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists for the victors.

For the teams currently second and third in the LF2 regular season table, week 17 went well. Roche Vendée beat Le Havre (65-41) while Pau Lacq-Orthez put aside their injury problems to hold off Chartres (73-62).

Limoges remain in 4th place despite losing on the road to Dunkerque Malo (79-83).

In the meantime Perpignan Basket are moving up the table despite the absence of Marie-Frédérique Ayissi whose season might be over. This weekend Perpignan Basket had no problems in beating the CFBB (82-53) with six players in double digits.

Last weekend - while the rest of the LF2 teams were off - Perpignan had beaten Chartres (74-61) with four players in double digits: Pauline Lo (10 rebounds), Fabienne Constant (18 rebounds), Laura Datchy (5 assists), Margaux Oko-Zouzouo with 25, 19, 13 and 11 points respectively whereas Magali Mendy was the top scorer for Chartres with 14 points.


La 17ième journée en L2F
En danger de relégation

Il n'y a pas de changement dans le haut du tableau, mais Reims BF est en danger d'être relégué de la L2F pour la saison prochaine après avoir perdu de justesse en double prolongation contre Charnay - qui finalement n'est plus la lanterne rouge.

Après une bonne première mi-temps, Léon Trégor succombe à COB Calais (47-79) grace à des belles performances de Dominique Allen et Tiffany Clarke avec 22 et 18 points chacune.

Les Nordistes ont encore besoin de deux victoires pour s'assurer le droit de participer à la finale 4.

Deuxième dans le classement, Roche Vendée bat Le Havre (65-41) pendant que le troisième dans le tableau, Pau Lacq-Orthez s'impose contre Chartres (73-62).

Limoges reste quatrième quoique vaincu par Dunkerque Malo (79-83).

Mais ce weekend change la situation pour Reims BF qui perd à domicile contre Charnay (78-86). Les co-équipières de Géraldine Bertal signent une victoire importante pour le maintien et pour donner le relais à Reims d'être aussi placé dans la zone de relégation.

Bilel Kheder

C'est Charnay avec 2 lancers francs par Laure Belleville (24 points, 6 passes décisives) qui force la première prolongation (65-65).

Puis c'est le tour de Reims d'égaliser le score pour une deuxième prolongation (73-73) après un panier par Pauline Lithard (18 points).

Mais c'est Charnay avec leur coach Bilel Kheder (dans l'image) qui triomphent à la fin de cette rencontre avec Elodie Decker and Bertal en bonne forme avec 19 et 17 points pendant que Maud Lesoudard - en vain - mène son équipe avec 19 points.

Aix-en-Provence a un avantage de 21 points (53-32) contre Illkirch-Graffenstaden dans le deuxième mi-temps avec 14 minutes à jouer. Pourtant la SIG revient au score mais ne peut pas éviter une prolongation après que Louise Dambach ne marque pas son lancer franc (67-67).

Mais Aix s'impose (76-73) et sort avec cette victoire de la zone de relégation. Shenita Landry contribue 23 points, 14 rebonds et 7 passes décisives à l'équipe gagnante.

Perpignan Basket continue sa montée dans le tableau après une nouvelle victoire. La CFBB perd contre les Perpignanaises (53-82) qui sont sans Marie-Frédérique Ayissi, blessée. Le weekend dernier, avec qu'une rencontre en L2F, Perpignan s'est aussi imposé en remportant le match contre Chartres (74-61) avec Pauline Lo (25 points), Fabienne Constant (19 points), Margaux Okou-Zouzou (11 points) et Laura Datchy (13 points) marquant presque tous les points.


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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

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21 October 2013: COB Calais dominated north coast derby

13 October 2013: Reims BF get off to a flying start

28 September 2013: One on one with Taelor Karr

27 September 2013: One on one with Sébastien Devos


Round 17 results

CFBB 53-86 Perpignan

Reims BF 78-86 Charnay

Aix-en-Provence 76-73
Illkirch-Graffenstaden

Pau Lacq-Orthez 73-62 Chartres

Dunkerque Malo 83-79 Limoges

Léon Trégor 47-79 COB Calais

Roche Vendée 65-41 Le Havre