LFB joy for Mondeville and Toulouse


With the last round of LFB games all playing at the same time it appeared that Laurent Buffard from Nantes and Hervé Coudray from Mondeville were watching each other's scores all evening.

At the end of the first quarter, Nantes-Rezé as well as Mondeville were ahead against Bourges Basket and Tarbes respectively. However both leading sides fell behind at the interval.

Lenae Williams  © LFBMondeville stepped up during the third quarter and went 11 points clear going into the final quarter against Tarbes. Whereby Nantes-Rezé and Bourges Basket were tied (53-53).

Lenae Williams (left) continued her shooting festival for Mondeville as her team controlled the final quarter to beat Tarbes (84-67)and book their ticket for the LFB Championship games.

Williams finished the game with 30 points while Temeka Johnson scored 17 points which included 3-of-3 from beyond the arc. Valeriya Berezhynska also finished in double digits with 11 points.

Tarbes will face Mondeville in the best-of-three Ligue Féminine de Basketball championship play-off semi-final.

Bourges Basket had to wait until the last three minutes to break the resistance of Nantes to win (69-65). Emméline Ndongue led the way for Bourges with 15 points while Ana Lelas was the only other player from her team in double digits with 11 points.

Nantes who started the game with a 10-0 run have finished the regular season in fifth place and will face Toulouse in the LFB Challenge Round.


At the end of the table Armentières were soon in trouble against Basket Landes (10-22) by the end of the first quarter. Basket Landes did not allow Armentières any chance of getting into the game and won the game (68-48).

Armentières required Challes-les-Eaux to beat Toulouse to stay in the LFB. The players from Armentières had to wait a long time to know their fate because Toulouse were taken to overtime.

Toulouse's only victory in 2010 was against Limoges. They had to dig deep to finally get to win (91-88).

Limoges were looking for their victory of the season. They started well against Aix-en-Provence and led (24-17). Going into the interval they trailed by a single point.Julie Page © womensbasketball-in-france.com

Limoges were behind for the rest of the game and have become the first club in the history of the Ligue Féminine de Basketball not to win a single game during a season.

Aix-en-Provence's top scorer was Julie Page (right) with 20 points.

In the remaining two games, Villeneuve d'Ascq led from start till finish in the victory against COB Calais (73-54). Elodie Bertal and Jolene Anderson headed the scoring with 16 and 14 points each.

Arras finished the regular season by beating Lattes Montpellier (87-70) in front of a packed hall. All the players from Arras got on the score sheet with at least 4 points.

Final regular season standing 2009 - 2010

Team
Points
TARBES GESPE BIGORRE
49
BOURGES BASKET
48
ARRAS
46
USO MONDEVILLE
44
NANTES REZÉ
43
VILLENEUVE D'ASQ
42
LATTES MONTPELLIER
42
CHALLES LES EAUX
36
BASKET LANDES
36
COB CALAIS
35
AIX EN PROVENCE
34
TOULOUSE
33
SO ARMENTIÈRES
32
LIMOGES
26

Round 26 results



Villeneuve d'Ascq 73-54 COB Calais

Tarbes 67-84 USO Mondeville

Aix-en-Provence 75-62 Limoges ABC

Bourges Basket 69-65 Nantes-Rezé

Challes-les-Eaux 88-91 Toulouse

Basket Landes 68-48 SO Armentières

Arras 87-70 Lattes Montpellier

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Date created: 14 April 2010


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