Géraldine Robert make LFB basketball news from round seven

LFB logo ©  Ligue Féminine de BasketBall The LFB basketball news for round seven will be compiled over two days. The first four games were played on Saturday evening. We have match reports from three games. You will be able to select the game of interest from the links below.

Aix-en-Provence 49- 62 Union Hainaut

Villeneuve d'Ascq 62-55 Clermont-Ferrand

Bourges Basket 73-45 Mondevillle

We have two LFB basketball news match reports from the games on Sunday and you can select the game of interest from the links below:

Tarbes 80-48 Nantes-Rezé

Montpellier 73-80 Arras

Lauren Neaves ©  Ligue Féminine de BasketBall In the game without a LFB Basketball news match report from Saturday night COB Calais won on the road against Basket Landes (77-64).

Cob Calais turned the match around during the third period with an 18-4 run. Then their experience in the LFB saw them through the final quarter.

Both teams lost three players during the game for five fouls. Lauren Neaves was the match winner for Calais with 26 points and 16 rebounds.

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

In the second match without a LFB basketball news report this weekend, Challes-les-Eaux beat on the road SJS Reims (81-69).

Reims had the better start in the match and led (27-15) at the end of the first quarter. The visitors then slowly took command of the game and dominated the second half (48-27).

In the absence of official statistics, here are the LFB basketball news scores for the game:

REIMS: Berezhynska 16, Englert 13, Bouthors 12, Sinico 10, Sy-Diop 9, Pochet 7, Ouerghi 2

CHALLES: Duvivier 19, Gyurcsi 17, Bedu 13, Bogoje 10, Wilson 8, Badiane 7, Fall 4, Copeland 2, Arnaud 1, Dubois

Union Hainaut snapping Aix-en-Provence's winning sequence

With the way both clubs have been playing in the LFB recently, fireworks were expected in this match.

While the first period of the LFB match lived up to its billing with both sides throwing caution to win, the second half of the game was very technical and less spectacular.

Clémence Beikes scored 9 unanswered points between the third and final period that swung the match in favour of UHB.

kathy Wambe ©  Ligue Féminine de BasketBall Kathy Wambe (right) led the scoring with 16 points for her side.

Her battle with K. B. Sharp during the first half of the match was exciting. Beikes finished on 15 points.

Tiffany Stansbury compiled a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds while Sabrina Reghaïssia also scored 10 points.

Renae Camino was the only player in double digits for the home side with 13 points.

LFB match highlights:

Magali Lacroix got the game started with the first points of the match while Sabrina Reghaïssia replied for UHB 30 seconds later.

The two teams were more offensive-minded at the start of the match and Aix had the better of the early exchange (8-4).

UHB changed tactics and went on a 9-0 run which was concluded by back to back baskets by Kathy Wambe to go ahead (13-8).

The pendulum changed direction as Aix regained control and both sides were level (15-15) after K. B. Sharp split a pair of free-throws. Aix were to lead briefly as Laurence Van Malderen also split a pair of free-throws.

Tiffany Stansbury scored the last points of the first period for UHB to lead at the end of the first period (17-16).

Aix's generosity at the free-throw line continued at the start of the second period.

Renae Camino ©  Ligue Féminine de BasketBall Despite regaining the advantage (20-19) after a three-point play (2+1) by Camino (left), it was UHB and Kathy Wambe that were leading (25-20) midway through the quarter.

Aix managed to wrestle away control from UHB as Sharp hit a shot from the land of many, followed by more points from Camino.

Hollie Grima scored her first points of the game for Aix to edge in front once again (29-27).

Wambe thought she had done enough for UHB to go into the locker room with the lead before Sharp came up with a shot from down-down for the hosts (32-30).

After the interval the pace of the game slowed down. UHB applied a suffocating defensive system that stopped Sharp, Yacine Séné and Grima from operating.

Despite struggling Aix managed to stay on even terms (39-39) with their guests as Van Malderen hit a three-pointer.

Clémence Beikes ©  Ligue Féminine de BasketBall UHB regained the lead for the final time through Stansbury to go into the final period leading (43-40) after a score from Beikes.

Beikes (right) scored the first 7 points of the fourth quarter as UHB opened the first significant advantage of the game (50-40).

Aix never really recovered and were unable to trouble the defense of UHB. The game just played itself out with UHB winning (62-49).

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

Clermont-Ferrand had no answer for Géraldine Robert

Géraldine Robert ©  Ligue Féminine de BasketBall

Géraldine Robert was too much for Clermont-Ferrand as she finished with a double-double of 26 points and 17 rebounds. She also drew 7 fouls and made 3 steals.

Despite all these numbers it was a rare three-pointer by Robert early in the third period (46-31) that got the home ground on their feet.

Villeneuve's domination of the game was obtained by the energy of Robert, the three-point shooting of Ljubica Drljaca (16 points) and Milijana Evtoukhovitch (17 rebounds).

LFB match highlights:

Villeneuve appeared to be in a hurry at the start of the match as Ljubica Drljaca hit back to back trey as they opened the match with an (8-0) start.

The home side continued on their assault on their guests and extended their advantage (21-6). Then Clermont-Ferrand managed to put a stop to the onslaught for a few minutes and reduced their deficit (14-21).

Djljaca's third trey allowed Villeneuve to lead by 10 points (24-14) going into the second period.

Clemont-Ferrand raised their game at the start of the second quarter. With Emma Randall finding her touch they came to within 4 points of the hosts (22-26).

Géraldine Robert came to the rescue with the next 7 points (33-22) for Villeneuve. Afterwards both sides traded basket to finish the first half with Villeneuve leading (40-31).

Florence Lepron, who was having a good day dishing out assists (8 in total), took over the three-point shooting duties as she opened the third period with a trey.

Robert also scored from beyond the arc as Villeneuve's lead increased to 15 points (46-31).

Defense became the order of the day for both sides for the rest of the third period with Villeneuve going into the final period ahead (49-36).

Clermont-Ferrand were unable to bring their deficit down to below 10 points during the last quarter. By the time Djljaca and Lepron hit back to back treys (63-45) there was only one winner.

Villeneuve went to win (66-52). For Clermont-Ferrand Claudia Das Neves and Randall (15 rebound) scored 13 and 12 points apiece.

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

Bourges making light work of Mondeville

Mondeville have been in the LFB basketball news for most of the week as they changed with the appointment of a new coach.

They travelled to Bourges full of expectation. After all Mondeville beat Bourges during the pre-season.

Yet Bourges never allowed their guests to settle and had more or less ended the game as a contest by the interval and to comfortably win (73-45).

LFB match highlights:

Bourges dominated the first three minutes of the game and led by more than 10 points (12-1) after back to back three-pointers by Ana Lelas and Céline Dumerc.

Clarisse Costaz started the Mondeville revival as she scored 8 of her team's remaining 12 points including two shots from the land of many. However her efforts only reduced the deficit slightly as Bourges led (22-13) by the end of the first period.

Mondeville were more aggressive at the start of the second quarter to reduce their deficit slightly (20-27). This was the signal for Bourges to step up defensively as they kept their guests scoreless to finish the first half with a 14-0 run.

They went into the locker room leading (41-20) with Lelas leading the scoring with 11 points. Bourges continued to dominate the game and stretched their advantage by the end of the third period (59-31).

Ana Cata-Chitiga ©  Ligue Féminine de BasketBall Pierre Vincent, Bourges' head coach, continued to turn his bench and was rewarded as all his players scored as the lead increased (70-35).

The home side relaxed at the end which allowed Mondeville to score a few points and to reduce the final deficit.

Bourges won (73-43) and had four players in double digits: Lelas with 13 points while Dumerc finished on 11 points which included 3-of-4 from behind the arc. Ana Cata-Chitiga (right) and Alessandra Santos both scored 10 points.

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

Tarbes' perfect season continued with an easy victory against Nantes-Rezé

Tarbes 2008-2009 team picture ©  Ligue Féminine de BasketBall

Tarbes controlled the match against Nantes-Rezé in all sectors of the game.

They dominated the rebound statistics with 47:23 and also had a good day from behind the three-point line shooting 10-of-21 compared to 2-of-12 for their guests.

Tarbes made the difference with their collective play as they dished out 20 assists and had nine players on their score sheet.

Nantes-Rezé only turned the ball over 12 times in this game but were just no match collectively for their hosts. They are still looking for their first win in the LFB.

LFB match highlights:

Michele Van Gorp was very active offensively at the beginning of the match for Nantes-Rezé with 4 of her team's first 6 points as Nantes took the game to their hosts.

Fortunately for the hosts Tanisha Wright was on form from the tip-off. She also scored 4 early points to level the score for her side (6-6).

A three-pointer from Frida Eldebrink set Tarbes on a 9-3 run as they took full control of the game (15-9). Doriane Tahane was the only player able to get to the basket for Nantes as their opponents increased their advantage.

Taisiia Bovykina's trey finish the quarter for Tarbes ahead (20-12).

Tarbes continued to dominate the board during the second period and increased their lead with an 11-0 run. This included a sequence of three three-pointers by Béatrice Castets, Liz Moeggenberg and Eldebrink (33-17).

Kaela Chapdelaine ended Tarbes' shooting sequence by also scoring from the land of many.

N'Deye N'Diaye ©  womensbasketball-in-france.com Tarbes went into the locker room leading (35-20).

The hosts also dominated the boards with 25 rebounds with 9 from Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui compared to the 9 rebounds in total for Nantes up to the third quarter.

Van Gorp attempted to bring Nantes-Rezé back into the game during the third period with her 9 points.

But it was not enough to trouble their hosts. Tarbes actually increased their lead (51-34) going into the fourth period.

The final quarter turned into a festival for Tarbes as they cruised to victory (80-48).

N'Deye N'Diaye (right) was the pick of players from Tarbes with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Moeggenberg contributed 14 points, while Yacoubou-Dehoui, who was rested for most of the game, still managed 12 rebounds.

Furthermore Eldebrink and Wright scored 10 points apiece and also dished out 7 and 4 assists respectively.

Van Gorp finished with 19 points for Nantes-Rezé.

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

Arras' comeback surprised Montpellier

Mia Fisher is again in the LFB basketball news as she spent most of her afternoon keeping Sheana Mosch quiet.

In addition Fisher's few games as make-shift point guard at the beginning of season has seen her improve in her passing game as she dished out 7 assists.

Leilani Mitchell © UTAH universityLeilani Mitchell (left) turned the game around for Arras during the last five minutes with a couple of nice plays and foul drawing. This enabled Arras to hold on to win on the road (80-73).

Mitchell finished with a game high 21 points. She also dished out 5 assists and drew 4 fouls. She was followed by Bernice Mosby on 20 points.

LFB match highlights:

Mia Fisher opened the scoring after a minute of observations from both sides. The two teams cancelled each other out during the first few attacks with Arras holding the lead (7-6).

Afterwards the hosts took over and dominated most of the first period. Lattes-Montpellier 2008-2009 team picture ©  Ligue Féminine de BasketBall

They opened the first significant lead of the game (23-12) after a shot from down-town by Pauline Krawczyk and a jump shot from Sheana Mosch.

Vaida Sipaviciute put a stop to the 7-0 run by the hosts with the last score of the first period to bring the deficit to below 10 points (14-23).

Montpellier stepped on the accelerator at the start of the second period.

Within three minutes they stretched their advantage (32-18) and appeared to have the game in control.

Fisher and Mosby had either ideas for Arras. They combined for 8 points and Arras were back into the game (26-32).

Montpellier had to adjust quickly when Mitchell hit a shot from the land of many to bring Arras to within 4 points.

Montpellier got themselves out of trouble with a three-pointer by Gaëlle Skréla and finished stronger going into the interval with a reasonable advantage (46-35).

Nothing happened for nearly four minutes of the third period as both teams failed to make any shots.

Montpellier started to lose their confidence and Arras began to reduce their deficit (43-48).

The guests continued to chase after the score and trailed by only 2 points at one stage.

Montpellier switched to zone at the end of the period which stopped Arras from scoring and allowed them to go into the final period with a reduced advantage (55-51).

Jenna O'Hea ©  womensbasketball-in-france.com Jenna O'Hea, (left) who had been invisible in the first half of the game, came to light at the start of the final period with a shot from behind the arc.

Her next action was a pass to Mitchell, who also hit from behind the arc for Arras to take the lead (57-55) within the first 55 seconds of the fourth quarter.

Then the whole game changed. Montpellier went back in the lead briefly with back to back scores. However O'Hea was on hand once again behind the three-point line for Arras (60-59).

The shots started to fly from all over the court and the teams were level once again (65-65).

Marielle Amant's efforts finally payed off as she gave Arras the advantage for good (69-67). Mitchell came up with some magic and all of a sudden Arras was leading (74-67).

With less than three minutes to save the game Montpellier took risks but were still trailing (69-76) with the match in money-time.

Mosch's only points in the second half of the game brought Montpellier as close as they would get (73-76) with just over 30 seconds to go.

Mitchell managed to draw two fouls of which the second won her a trip to the foul line. She kept her cool and made the free-throws.

Hence Montpellier set up a three-point play but Mosch's shot fell short. O'Hea picked up the defensive rebound, the ball got to Fisher who then delivered the final pass to Sipaviciute who scored the final points of the game.

Montpellier had five players in double-digits: Krawczyk and Khadijah Whittington with 14 points each. Aurélie Bonnan scored 11 while Skrela and Mosch finished on 10 points.

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

All the results from round seven:

Bourges Basket 73-45 Mondeville

Aix-en-Provence 49-62 Union Hainaut

Villeneuve 66-52 Clermont-Ferrand

Basket Landes 64-77 COB Calais

Reims 69-81 Challes-les-Eaux

Tarbes 80-48 Nantes-Reze

Montpellier 73-80 Asptt Arras

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Leilani Mitchell - University of Utah

Date created: 26 October 2008

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