LFB basketball news from round 19
Basket Landes spoiled return of Robert
Union Hainaut Basket moving up the table

Tarbes and Bourges Basket continue to head the LFB basketball news as they continue their battle for the Ligue Féminine de BasketBall 2009 regular season title.

Defeats for Challes-les-Eaux, Montpellier and Villeneuve d’Ascq mean that the top two teams who are 7 games clear of their rivals just need 1 more win to qualify for the LFB championship play-offs.

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Basket Landes leaving the relegation zone

Asptt Arras beat Cob Calais

The rest of the news

All the results from round 19

Basket Landes leaving the relegation zone

Basket Landes have moved out of the relegation zone for the first time this season after holding off Villeneuve d’Ascq (66-60) at home.

Géraldine Robert (20 points) was back for Villeneuve after serving her suspension. (She was ejected along with Tanisha Wright from Tarbes in the match of round 18 and was suspended for two weeks).

However Robert’s efforts were not enough to deny Basket Landes' victory.

Anaïs Le Gluher scored 3-from-3 from behind the arc during the first period for Basket Landes. With Marion Laborde also hitting a three-pointer the home fans were already on their feet.

However 9 points from Robert allowed Villeneuve to go in front briefly (17-16).

Basket Landes then switched tactics which allowed their inside players Ana Perovic and Jennifer Humphrey to score for their side to win the first period (21-17).

The second quarter became rather technical and with Robert leading the way, Villeneuve went into the interval ahead (33-32).

Basket Landes managed to stop Robert in the third period from running the game.

But they fell further behind as Jolene Anderson and Ljubica Drljaca scored from the land of many.

Basket Landes had to play catch-up for the rest of the period.

They drew level, then fell behind again before reducing the deficit to a single point (45-46).

All the same Villeneuve, pushed by Anderson, went into the final quarter leading (53-47).

Basket Landes fought tooth and nail during the final period.

With Bineta Diouf scoring twice from beyond the arc they eventually regained the advantage (59-57) with three minutes left to play.

Then a three-pointer from Anderson put Villeneuve back in front for a few seconds. However Basket Landes had no intention of letting this game go.

They held their nerves to record their fifth victory of the season (66-60) and hence move up to 12th place.

LFB basketball news Box Score

Asptt Arras beat Cob Calais

Asptt Arras have at last won a derby match at home by beating COB Calais (79-61).

Arras did not allow Cob Calais to get into their stride and led (9-5) after just two minutes of play.

The guests then had their best spell of the whole match with a 7-0 run to go in front (12-9) with just four minutes played.

Arras then slowly took control to regain the lead for good and win the first period (22-15).

Arras, playing more collectively, stepped on the accelerator.

With Bernie Mosby and Leilani Mitchell finding their mark the hosts opened the first significant lead of the match (31-19) with 14 minutes played.

Stephanie Beuzelin  © womensbasketball-in-franceLauren Neaves was the only player from Calais to find the basket regularly. Yet her efforts were not enough to stop Arras from increasing their lead with her side trailing by 12 points going into the interval (32-44).

Stéphanie Beuzelin (left) started to find her range from beyond the arc during the third period for Arras to increase their lead to a maximum of 23 points.

They dominated all sectors of the game and held the advantage going into the final quarter (67-48).

Arras were never in trouble as they played out the final period to comfortably win.

LFB basketball news Box Score

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UHB beat Clermont-Ferrand (74-51) with all 10 players getting on the score sheet. Once again Emma Randall did not play for Clermont-Ferrand.

Bernardette Ngoyisa and Sabrina Reghaissïa led the scoring with 13 and 12 points apiece.

Sabrina Palie dishout 7 assists for UHB as her side dominated Clermont-Ferrand in all the sectors of the game.

UHB are back in joint third position with Challes-les-Eaux and Villeneuve d’Asq.

LFB basketball news Box Score

Bourges Basket - Challes-les-Eaux March 2009  ©Olivier Martin - BasquetebolBourges Basket’s defense did the job as they restricted Challes-les-Eaux to 29 points.

Bourges Basket went into the second half of the match leading (26-17).

However they struggled to find their mark for the first five minutes of the third period allowing Challes-les-Eaux to score 5 unanswered points (22-26).

Bourges then ended the suspense as they went on a 15-2 run to head into the final period leading (41-24).

Bourges maintained their intensity in defense. Hence Challes only scored 5 points while their opponents scored another 17 points to win the game (58-29).

All the players from Bourges scored in this game with Katarina Manic leading the way with 14 points and Nwal Endéné Miyem, the only other player in double digits, with 10 points.

LFB basketball news Box Score

Tarbes still lead the table after beating Lattes Montpellier (60-59). Montpellier’s poor free-throwing with 9-from-20 was the difference between the two sides.

Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui was once again the player of the match from Tarbes with 28 points and 12 rebounds. No other player from her team made double digits.

Elodie Bertal and Khadijah Whittington were the leading scorers for Montpellier with 18 and 15 points each.

LFB basketball news Box Score

In the rest of the matches Aix-en-Provence fell at home to Mondeville (55-67). Lenae Williams led a balanced Mondeville attack with 16 points.

LFB basketball news Box Score

Reims held off Nantes-Rezé (79-61).

All the results from round nineteen:

SJS Reims 79-61 Nantes-Rezé

Tarbes 60-59 Lattes-Montpellier

Aix-en-Provence 55-67 USO Mondeville

Basket Landes
66-60 Villeneuve d'Ascq

Asptt Arras 79-61 Calais

Bourges Basket 58-29 Challes-les-Eaux

Union Hainaut Basket 74-51 Clermont-Ferrand

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LFB basketball news picture credits:
Ligue Féminine de BasketBall
Olivier Martin @ Basquetebol.org

Date created: 04 March 2009

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