LFB basketball news from round 12

There is not much to report in the LFB basketball news from the five games played on Saturday.

Bourges Basket showed no mercy to Saint Jacques Sport Reims and won comfortably (72-35).

Bourges dominated the game from the tip-off and ended the game as a contest by the interval (39-16).Philippe Sauret © womensbasketball-in-france.com

Pierre Vincent managed to turn his bench with his entire roster clocking up at least 18 minutes of play time.

For Philippe Sauret, (right) the head coach of Reims, it was an evening to forget as his side only managed to hit 23% from the field and only 8-of-18 from the free-throw line.

Union Basket Hainaut players love the suspense and once again kept their supporters guessing as they held off Basket Landes (66-64).

Montpellier ended COB Calais's six-game winning streak (73-51). Leading (33-24) at the interval, Montpellier went on a third period riot 22-9. They then paced themselves in an evenly contested final quarter.

Sheana Mosch led the scoring with 18 points and she also dished out 8 assists. The captain Gaëlle Skrela finished with 13 points which included 3-of-4 from the land of many.

Alexia Plagnard was the other player in double digits with 11 points and also made 4 steals.

For Calais Lauren Neaves led the way with 12 points. She was joined in double digits by Olaykina Sanni and Mariame Dia with 12 and 10 points apiece.

Nantes-Rezé are still looking for a win the LFB. They lost again at home to Challes-les-Eaux (51-65)

You can read more LFB basketball news for the other games by selecting the headline you are interested in by choosing the links below or by scrolling down the page.

Aix-en-Provence made it look easy against Asptt Arras

The WNBA comes to the rescue of Villeneuve d'Ascq

Tarbes managed to hold off Clermont-Ferrand away from home

All the results from round 12

Aix-en-Provence made it look easy against Asptt Arras

Arras travelled to Aix-en-Provence and came away with nothing.

Aix-en-Provence never allowed Arras to really get into the game.

Erik Lehmann © womensbasketball-in-france.comErik Lehmann, (left) the head coach from Aix, made sure that Mia Fisher and Leilani Mitchell did not have space to manoeuvre and restricted their offensive action to a minimum.

Aix got off to a good start and led (10-2). Arras managed to get back into the game with Bernie Mosby who scored 8 if her 11 points in the first period.

The guests trailed (16-21) by the end of the first period.

Fisher scored her first points of the game at the start of the second period. Arras then levelled the game through Jenaa O'hea.

Yacine Séné restored the lead for Aix and sparked a 9-0 run by the hosts (30-21). Aix continued to press forward and went into the interval leading (47-29).

Magalie Lacroix, the captain of Aix-en-Provence, scored the first points of the third period. Her side controlled the third period 17-5 to end the game as a contest (64-34).

Aix went on to win (74-43).

LFB basketball news: Box score information has been removed from linking site.

The WNBA comes to the rescue of Villeneuve d'Ascq

This season Ljubica Drljaca and Géraldine Robert have been making most of the LFB basketball news for Villeneuve d'Ascq.

It was no different this weekend. Drljaca finished with 19 points and Robert compiled a double-double of 16 points and 19 rebounds.

Jolene Anderson ©Ann-Dee LemourHowever they share the lime light with Jolene Anderson (left) and her 17 points and with Iziane Castro Marques and her 19 points as they came away with a an important road victory against Mondeville (71-87).

For Mondeville Rankica Sarenac was almost unstoppable in the paint and finished with 25 points. Lenae Williams hit 5-of-7 from the three-point territory and scored 21 points while Jennifer Digbeu finished with 12 points.

The LFB Basketball news match report

Lenae Williams got Mondeville off to a good start with a trey. This was quickly followed by 2 points from Rankica Sarenac (5-0).

Villeneuve were soon in their stride as Florence Lepron opened her account. By the time Martina Rejchova put in a trey the hosts only trailed (6-9).

Villeneuve had problems with Sarenac and allowed the home side to increase their advantage to 10 points after a three-pointer by Ingrid Tanqueray (18-8).

Lepron once again started the Villeneuve comeback. A trey by Anderson, 2 points by Lepron and Castro Marques reduced the deficit to three points by the end of the first period (17-20).

Villeneuve tied the game for the first time in the match as Milijana Evtoukhovitch fired in a shot from down-town.

The lead was to change several times before a three-pointer from Ljubica Drljaca put Villeneuve in front (27-24).

Afterwards Anderson took over for Villeneuve as she negated the efforts of Sarenac and Williams.

Anderson was everywhere with a couple of assists, steals and 10 points as Villeneuve went into the interval leading (47-38).

Anderson was leading the scoring with 15 points which included 3-of-4 from the land of many while Drljaca was on 12.

Sarenac was leading the scoring for Mondeville with 16 points with 8-of-10 from the field.

Iziane Castro Marques  © Ann -Dee LemourAfter the break Mondeville changed their strategy and started to fire in three-pointers while Sarenac and Geraldine Robert battled round the boards.

Anderson was to score her last points of the game (55-51) as Villeneuve started to struggle in defending the perimeter.

Robert thought she had done enough to give Villeneuve the edge (57-751). But three three-pointers in 90 seconds allowed the hosts to regain the lead (60-59) and go into the final period leading (62-61).

Villeneuve regained the advantage at the start of the last quarter while hitting their guests 11-0 to lead (72-62).

Mondeville's hope of coming back (66-74) came to an end as Iziane Castro Marques (left) went on a scoring spree.

It lasted for 2 1/2 minutes in which times she scored 11 consecutive points including a couple of shots from beyond the arc to finally break the resistance of their guests (87-66).

Although Sarenac added 5 more points to her account it was not enough to save the game.

Tarbes managed to hold off Clermont-Ferrand away from home

Emma Randall scored the first points of the match for Clermont-Ferrand before the spectators had time to get their seats warm.

Afterwards Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui from Tarbes and Elena Nikopolskaia from Clermont traded several baskets each (6-6).

Randall ended the duo's scoring monopoly with a three-pointer. This was the start of a 9-2 run that gave the home team the first lead of any significance (15-8).

Tarbes switched to another defensive system and made up their deficit to draw level by the end of the first period (17-17).

The two teams exchanged the first couple of baskets (21-21) before Clermont-Ferrand started to take hold of the game.

Randall and Nikopolskia scored back to back baskets for Clermont-Ferrand.

When Anaël Lardy took advantage of a poor transmission from Polina Tzekova to score for Clermont-Ferrand, her side had regained control of the game (26-21).

They then continued to apply pressure and stretched their advantage (40-28) with Randall doing most of the offensive damage.

Tarbes were left with no option but to chase the game. With Yacoubou-Dehoui not able to score Tzekova came back into the game and finished the first half with back to back baskets to reduce their deficit at the interval (38-45).

Liz Moeggenberg ©Ligue Féminine de BasketBallBoth teams went on the defensive at the start of the second half. It took a shot from beyond the arc by Liz Moeggenberg (left) to break the ice.

Moeggenberg was then on fire and was to score 5 more points as Tarbes started to reduce the deficit.

Yet Guiday Mendy from Clermont-Ferrand delayed Tarbes' comeback with consecutive scores.

Tarbes eventually drew level (53-53) as Tanisha Wright hit a couple of free-throws.

Frida Eldebrink put Tarbes in front with a three-pointer. Also Moeggenberg hit another three-pointer as Tarbes went 8 points clear.

With Randall well guarded, it was Lardy who took up the offensive challenge for the hosts. She was rewarded with two late scores (59-63) to close the third quarter.

The final quarter was end to end basketball as both sides traded basket for basket.

Clermont finally drew level (74-74) through Lardy with 3 1/2 minutes left to play.

Unfortunately players and coaches got a bit agitated giving the officials no option but to call a double technical.

N'diaye N'deye and Yacoubou-Dehoui scored quick points for Tarbes (78-74). Then Claudia Das Neves hit a three-pointer for Clermont.

Neither side was able to score in the last two minutes as defense became the order of the game.

Tarbes hung on to win (78-77) with Moeggenberg leading the scoring with 21 points that included 4-of-8 from the land of many.

Randall led the scoring with 18 points for Clermont-Ferrand.

LFB basketball news: Box score information has been removed from linking site.

All the results from round twelve:

Lattes Montpellier 73-51 Calais

Mondeville 71-87 Villeneuve d'Ascq

Union Hainaut 66-64 Basket Landes

Aix-en-Provence 74-43 Asptt Arras

Bourges Basket 72-35 SJS Reims

Nantes Rezé 51-65 Challes-les-Eaux

Clermont-Ferrand 77-78 Tarbes

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Date created: 30 November 2008

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