LFB basketball news from round 17
UHB losing again - drop down LFB standing
Basket Landes cruised past Arras
Bourges and Tarbes win at home



Kathy Wambe © Ligue Féminine de BasketBallThe LFB basketball news for Union Hainaut Basket is not good. They lost at home by 21 points to Lattes Montpellier and as a result drop to 7th place in the LFB standings.

UHB - still without Kathy Wambe - had a bad shooting day: they hit only 28% of their shots (18-of-65).

The game was even during the first half with Montpellier taking the lead for good during the 18th minute with a trey from Alexia Plagnard.

The guests went into the locker room in front (26-25). They ended the game as a contest during the third period after a 12-0 run to stretch their lead (46-28).

UHB went into the final period with a handicap of 21 points (30-51). They never looked as if they would come back into the game.Sheana Mosch © Ligue Féminine de BasketBall

Valéry Demory, the head coach of Montpellier, had the opportunity to give Cyrielle Hugues, a player from the basketball academy to play as his side ran out winners (67-45).

Sheana Mosch (right) and Pauline Krawczyk scored 20 and 19 points respectively for Montpellier.

Bintou Dieme and Tiffany Stansbury led the way for UHB with 11 and 10 points apiece.

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Bineta Diouf © Ligue Féminine de BasketBallBineta Diouf, (in picture) hit 3-from-4 from behind the arc in her total of 18 points as Basket Landes beat Asptt Arras (84-64).

Basket Landes went on a 13-0 run at the end of the first period to take command of the game (27-12). They had totale control of the game and went into the the interval with a significant advantage (46-25).Jenna O'Hea © Ligue Féminine de BasketBall

Arras were unable to reduce the deficit during the second half of the match and are now 1 game above the relegation zone.

Ana Perovic led the Basket Landes side with 21 points (shooting 9-of-10) while Marion Laborde fired in 20 points.

Jenna O'Hea (right) from Arras came alive in the final period with back to back trey in a sequence of 9 points at the start of the last quarter.

She finished the match with 17 points and was joined in double digits by Vaida Sipaviciute with 10 points.

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Victories for Mondeville and Tarbes

Lenae Williams © Ligue Féminine de BasketBallMondeville held off a late challenge by Challes-les-Eaux to win (79-78) at home. Lenae Williams (left) scored 22 points and hit 5-of-9 from behind the arc.

However the player of the match was Rankica Sarenac with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Mondeville's captain Paoline Salagnac scored 14 points, made 2 steals and dished out 5 assists.

As for the match itself, it was Challes-les-Eaux that got off to the best start with a three-pointer by Emilie Duvivier in a 9-0 opening run.

However Mondeville remained calm and both teams finished the first period level (18-18).

The lead changed several times during the second period as neither side was able to gain control with the hosts taking a 1-point lead (36-35) into the locker room.

A 9-0 run by Mondeville in the third period enabled them to go into the final period with a 10-point advantage (60-50).

Silvia Janostinova-Bedu, Kirby Wilson and Carly Wilson (right) brought Challes-les-Eaux right back into the game as they reduced their deficit to a single point (71-72) with just over three minutes to play.

With the game in money-time Laina Badiane scored to put Challes-les-Eaux back in front (75-74).

The lead did not last long as Sarenac scored in the paint for Mondeville.

Carly Wilson  © Ligue Féminine de BasketBallSarenac was to score again from the free-throw line and with eight seconds left to play Williams split a pair to secure the victory (78-74).

Challes-les-Eaux had the last shot but Wilson's buzzer-beater three-pointer did not change the final outcome of the match.

Janostinova-Bedu led the scoring for Challes with 22 points. Wilson and Copeland scored 17 and 10 points apiece.

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Béatrice Castets © Ligue Féminine de BasketBallTarbes playing at home, took a while to get going and trailed (15-19) at the end of the first period to Calais.

Frida Eldebrink went on a three-point shooting spree (three) during the second period.

She was joined by Béatrice Castets (left) in this exercise. So Tarbes went into the break with a slilght advantage (34-31).

Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui and Liz Moeggenberg went to work at the beginning of the third period to stretch Tarbes' lead (42-34) with their side maintaining the advantage till the end of the third period (53-44).

The final period belonged to the home side (20-4) as they won the game by a comfortable margin (73-48).

Yacoubou-Dehoui compiled another double-double 19 points and 10 rebounds. Eldebrink and Castet (4-of-5 from beyond the arc) finished with 15 and 12 points each.

Lauren Neaves and Sara Leemans scored 11 and 10 points each for Calais.

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The rest of the basketball news from LFB round 17

Bourges Basket continue their season with another victory. This time their victims were their guests, Clermont-Ferrand (68-42).

Alessandra Santos de Oliveira led the scoring with 15 points.

Nora Bujdoso was the only other player in double digits with 11 points.

Emma Randall who had returned for Clermont-Ferrand after missing the weekend's game, scored 11 points.

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Aix-en-Provence and Nantes-Rezé had a match that should quickly be forgotten in the history of the LFB.

Renae Camino © Ligue Féminine de BasketBallRenae Camino from Aix was the only player to score from beyond the arc. She led the scoring with 15 points.

Magalie Lacroix was the only other player in double digits with 10 points.

Nantes-Rezé had no success from beyond the arc and trailed for most of the match. Yet in the final period they drew level (41-41).

They then fell behind for good after the only three-pointer of the game from Camino.

Michele Van Gorp was the only player to reach double digits with 13 points.

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Villeneuve d'Ascq moves into third position in the LFB standing after beating Reims on the road (73-51).

Villeneuve started slowly but once they moved ahead (13-12) during the first period they never looked back.

Florence Lepron © Ligue Féminine de BasketBallFlorence Lepron, (left) back from suspension, fired in 9 points during the first ten minutes as Villeneuve won the first period (21-16).

The second quarter was a dull affair as nothing happened during the first four minutes apart from Géraldine Robert picking up her third personal foul.

Reims took advantage of the absence of Robert to make up their deficit (29-31). But Villeneuve went into the break with the first points from Lady Comfort (right) in the LFB with an increased advantage (33-29).Lady Comfort © WNBA - Los Angeles Sparks

Comfort came back after the break and added 6 more points as Villeneuve went further ahead (43-35).

Robert returned to the action and Villeneuve maintained control to go into the final period with the first significant lead of the game after a three-point buzzer beater trey by Laurie Datchy (50-38).

Ljubica Drljaca started the scoring in the final period. By the time Jolene Anderson scored her only points of the game, Villeneuve's lead had grown to 22 points (69-47).

Lepron scored the last 4 points for her 13 points of the game. Drljace was the player of the match with 21 points which included three three-pointers.

Valeriya Berezhynska finished with 13 points for Reims

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All the results from round 17:

Aix-en-Provence 51-46 Nantes Reze

Union Hainaut 45-67 Lattes Montpellier

Basket Landes 84-64 Asptt Arras

Reims 51-73 Villeneuve d'Ascq

Tarbes 73-48 Calais

Mondeville 79-78 Challes-les-Eaux

Bourges Basket 68-42 Clermont-Ferrand


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Date created: 12 February 2009


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