LFB basketball news from round six of the Ligue Féminine de BasketBall

LFB basketball news is back after a mid-week break for EuroLeague Women action. Bourges Basket and Tarbes remain unbeaten while another Australian makes the news as Aix-en-Provence win in Mondeville.

The Ligue Féminine de Basketball returns to its normal pattern of a game per week. The LFB basketball news this weekend has an Australian touch.

Hollie Grima ©  womensbasketball-in-france.com Bourges Basket have remained unbeaten as they cruised past Challes-les-Eaux (77-56) while Tarbes left it late before overcoming Montpellier (64-59).

As always there was plenty of excitement with Union Hainaut as they allowed a 13-point lead to the interval to evaporate. They eventually lost by 10 points to Clermont-Ferrand (75-85).

Emma Randall was once again in the thick of action before her team mates Claire Tomaszewski (Tom Tom) and Claudia Das Neves took over to finish the game with clutch three-point shooting.

However for this week's round-up the top honours went to Hollie Grima (right) who finished with 25 points, shooting 11-of-14 from the field including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc as Aix-en-Provence beat Mondeville with the very last shot of the game (68-67).

You can read any of the match summaries by either selecting them from the link below or scrolling down the page.

Nantes-Rezé 62-72 SJS Reims

Lattes-Montpellier 59-64 Tarbes

Mondeville 67-68 Aix-en-Provence

Villneuve d'Ascq 67- 58 Basket Landes

News from the remaining three games

No joy at home for Nantes-Rezé as they fell to Reims

SJS Reims ready to go ©  womensbasketball-in-france.com Leslie Ardon was on fire for Nantes-Rezé. But it was not enough to subdue the visitors from Reims.

Ardon opened the scoring in the match from beyond the arc as the home side attempted to impose their style of play early on.

Despite leading (5-2) Nantes failed to dominate. The teams were level (13-13). Reims struggled initially with their opponent's defense and fell behind by the end of the first period (17-23).

Reims took their time in organise themselves and traded basket for basket with Nantes (26-31). Finally they took control with a 13-0 run to go into the locker room ahead (39-31).

Nantes had the better of the third period and trailed by a single point (49-50) going into the final quarter.

Valeriya Berezhynska ©  womensbasketball-in-france.com Mame-Marie Sy-Diop started to throw her weight around in the paint for Reims to increase their lead (58-51). By the time Orsolya Englert and Amélie Pochet hit back to back three-pointers the advantage had increased to 10 points (66-56).

Reims then controlled the closing minutes to win (72-62).Reims had five players in double digits with Valeriya Berezhynska (right) and Pochet sharing the honours with 17 points apiece while Ardon also scored 17 points for Nantes.

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

Tarbes did not panic in money time to take another win

This was not an exciting match to watch as defense was the order of the day.

Montpellier was not able to find openings and had to rely on their inside to score points. Tarbes put a lot of pressure on Sheana Mosch who only managed to hit two shots.

Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui did her best in the paint at both ends of the courts for Tarbes as she picked up 16 rebounds and scored 19 points.

Frida Eldebrink< ©  Basquetebol.org However it was the clutch three-point shooting of Frida Eldebrink (3-of-7) (left) and Tanisha Wright (3-of-4) that kept Tarbes in contact during the game.

The two teams were level (11-11) at the end of the first period. Montpellier started to take control of the game during the second quarter. With Gaëlle Skrela shooting from beyond the arc they went into the locker room leading (35-30).

The cat and mouse game started in the third period and back to back three-pointers by Wright and then Eldebrink for Tarbes was to see them take the lead briefly (45-43). However Montpellier went into the final period ahead (47-45) after Mosch hit a pair of free-throws.

Yet Montpellier struggled in stopping Tarbes from hitting the long shots. They fell behind as Béatrice Castets hit a shot from the land of many (52-51). The lead changed several times with the game tied for the last time at (59-59)

Yacoubou-Dehoui then went to work in money time to score the last points of the match for Tarbes to win (64-59).

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

Hollie Grima never let up as Aix won on the buzzer

K. B. Sharp< ©  womensbasketball-in-france.com K. B. Sharp (left) should receive the accolade as the match winner as she buried the game winning shot with just under five seconds to play to win the game for Aix on the road against Mondeville.

However the player of the match was Hollie Grima as she scored 15 of her team's 30 points in the first half of the match.

Her last points of the game were to give Aix the lead briefly in the final period (60-59). She finished the game with 25 points and 8 rebounds. She was joined in double digits by Renae Camino, the second Australian in the team with 11 points.

Aix-en-Provence had the better start to the match as back to back treys from Camino and Grima allowed them to lead (8-2).

Afterwards Aix struggled as Paoline Salagnac, Nyree Roberts and Clarisse Costaz (7 assists) went to work to regain the lead for Mondeville at the end of the first period (26-18).

Mondeville led at the interval (38-32) with 11 points by Salagnac. She went on to finish the game with 15 points.

They stretched their advantage to 9 points (41-32) early in the third period before being pegged back to only 3 points (54-51) by the end of the this period.

Mondeville appeared to have weathered the storm in the closing minutes as Lenae Williams (11 points), Roberts (13 points) and Jennifer Digbeu scored for them to lead (65-62) as the game entered money time.

However disaster struck for Mondeville as Yacine Séné (5 assists) tied the game with a three-pointer with less than 30 seconds left to play. Sharp (4 assists) then finished the game with the fifth Aix three-pointer.

Box score information has been removed from linking site.

Villeneuve liked the suspense

Villeneuve opened the game with a (15-0) run and appeared to be cruising (19-6) by the end of the first period.

Basket Landes had other ideas and fought tooth and nail during the second period to reduce their deficit by the interval (24-29).

Géraldine Robert< ©  Ligue Féminine de BasketBall Géraldine Robert (left) was the only reason that Basket Landes were unable to go into the lead during the third period as she was all over the court.

Villeneuve went into the final quarter with a 2-point advantage (46-44).

Villeneuve lost this advantage as Basket Landes went into the lead (48-47). They did not stay in front for long as Robert scored.

Then Ljubica Drljaca hit a three-pointer that looked to have put away their guests (52-48).

Basket Landes did tie the game once more (55-55) before falling away in the last two minutes for Villeneuve to win (67-58).Robert was the star of the match with 14 points, 15 rebounds, 4 steals and 8 assists.

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

LFB basketball news from the three remaining games

Bourges Basket 2008-2009 ©Ligue Féminine de BasketBall

Bourges Basket did not allow Challes-les-Eaux the chance of upsetting them this time and won comfortably (77-56).

Bourges were never in any difficulty in this match. They had endd the game as a contest by the interval leading (45-29). Pierre Vincent once again turned his bench during the second half of the match which allowed Challes to keep the score line respectable.

Aurélie Cibert< ©  Alain Christy Aurélie Cibert (left) was the match winner for COB Calais in their derby match with ASPTT Arras. She hit two three-pointers during the third period that finally turned the match in favour for Calais (67-56).

Arras were not able to bring the deficit down after this and trailed by 14 points going into the final period.

Calais went on to win (85-69) with Cibert leading the scoring with 23 points. She also dished out 5 assists.

Olayinka Sanni made her début for Calais and scored 17 points. Once again Mia Fisher led the scoring for Arras with 17 points.

Official stats were not available for the above two games when the report was written.

The supporters of Hainaut Basket had to sit through another nail-biting finish. Their side allowed a (53-38) half-time lead disappear with four minutes to play against Clermont-Ferrand.

Hainaut were undone by the three-point shooting of Clermont-Ferrand with Claire Tomaszewski hitting 5-of-6 and Claudia Das Neves 3-of-6.

Clermont dominated the last couple of minutes to win (85-75) with Tomaszewski leading the scoring with 20 points. The three other players in double digits were Das Neves, Emma Randall and Anaël Lardy scoring 19, 18 and 16 points respectively.

Union Hainaut Basket also had four players in double digits with Tiffany Stansbury leading the way with 17 points.Clémence Beikes scored 12 while Chioma Nnamaka and Kathy Wambe finished on 11 points apiece.

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

All the results from round six:

Nantes-Rezé 62-72 SJS Reims

Lattes-Montpellier 59-64 Tarbes

Mondeville 67-68 Aix-en-Provence

Villneuve d'Ascq 67-58 Basket Landes

Clermont-Ferrand 85-75 Union Hainaut Basket

Challes-les-Eaux 56-77 Bourges Basket

COB Calais 85-69 Asptt Arras

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picture credits:
Géraldine Robert - Ligue Féminine de BasketBall
Aurélie Cibert - Alain Christy COB Calais
Frida Eldebrink - Basquetebol.org

Date created: 19 October 2008

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