LFB delight for Calais and Villeneuve d'Ascq

Bourges Basket remain perfect on top of the LFB after a hard fought home victory against Aix-en-Provence (83-74).

Ilona Burgrova © LFB  Ilona Burgrova (left) had a perfect shooting day with 5-of-5 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripes for her 12 points.

Jennifer Digbeu shared the scoring honours for Bourges also with 12 points.

However the player of the match was Nathalie Hurst from Aix-en-Provence with 22 points and 4 assists. This included 5-of-8 from the land of many.

After a tied first quarter (18-18) Bourges Basket quickly opened up an 8-point lead in the second quarter (31-23) with 13 minutes played. They then stayed in front till the end of the game.

Darline Nsoki © LFB  Tarbes move into second place in the Ligue Féminine de Basketball after beating Toulouse (77-59).

Despite Tarbes playing at home they did not hold the reigns in the game. But by hitting 70% of their shots and dominating the rebounds they were too strong for the young players from Toulouse.

For Tarbes Jelena Dubljevic was in sharp shooting form and hit 9-of-10 from the field to lead her team with 23 points.

Pauline Jannault-Lo and Darline Nsoki (right) with 12 and 10 points respectively adequately covered the absence of Erin Thorn.

The rest of the news from LFB round 10

Villeneuve d'Ascq's five game losing streak has come to an end after beating Lattes-Montpellier at home (77-72).

Julie Page and Bridgette Mitchell got Villeneuve off to a flying start with 8 points each in the first quarter. Yet it was Montpellier that edged the first quarter (22-21).

Carine Paul © LFB  Fatimatou Sacko, Inès Ajanovic and Gaëlle Skrela were the driving force for Montpellier with 18, 16 and 15 points each. But this was not enough to take the victory.

Montpellier led by 10 points with seven minutes remaining in the game. Yet once Carine Paul (left), Olayinka Sanni and Ingrid Tanqueray started finding the target for Villeneuve, their control of the game was lost.

Villeneuve outscored their guests 21-4 to win the game and snap the losing streak. Sanni led the way with 19 points while Tanueray, Paul and Page finished with 13, 12 and 11 points each while Marjorie Carpréaux dished out 6 assists.

COB Calais picked up their second victory of the season with a home win against Nantes-Rezé (69-63).

USO Mondeville's American pair of Lenae Williams and K. B. Sharp combined for 37 points. Sharp also picked up 7 assists as Mondeville beat Union Hainaut Basket (62-52).

Basket Landes handed Arras their second LFB defeat of the week (79-70) while Challes-les-Eaux beat Charleville-Mézières.

Look back at the LFB basketball news from round 8.

LFB round 10 results and points scored:

COB Calais 69-63 Nantes-Rezé

COB Calais: N'Deye N'Diaye 9, Sylvie Gruszczynski 10, Mélanie Devaux 7, Aurélie Cibert 7, Mélanie Arnaud 8, Manon Sinico 6, Pelagia Papamichail 16, Brigitte Ardossi 6, Marine Foiret DNP

Nantes-Rezé: Florine Basque DNP, Caroline Aubert 4 (5 assists), Joyce Cousseins-Smith 6, Emilija Podrug 2, Mélanie Plust 13, Allison Hightower 6, Yuliya Andreyeva 6, Mame-Marie Sy-Diop 8, Jenna Smith 11, Sabine Niedola 7

Challes-les-Eaux 69-65 Charleville-Mézières

Challes-les-Eaux: Romy Bär 15 (4 assists), Bianca Thomas 6, Alexia Plagnard 5, Sabrina Palie 5, Mistie Williams-Bass 13, Magali Lacroix 10, Clarisse Costaz 7, Jennifer Fleischer 10

Charleville-Mézières: Amel Bouderra 11 (6 assists), Belinda Mboma 4, Sarra Ouerghi 8, Alexia Kusion 0, Ekaterina Dimitrova 7, Kristen Mann 15, Djéné Diawara 20 (19 rebounds), Eléonore Grossemy 0

Basket Landes 79-70 Arras

Basket Landes: Aminata Konate 0, Katarina Manic 9 (8 assists), Bineta Diouf 4, Anaïs Le Gluher 4 (4 assists), Julie Barennes 7, Tamera Young 21, Julia Borde DNP, Marion Laborde 9, Laurie Lapeyre DNP, Marion Pujos DNP, Jennifer Humphrey 25

Arras: Leilani Mitchell 15, Laury Aulnette DNP, Krissy Badé 4, Sarah Michell 7, Johanne Gomis 11, Olesia Malashenko 6, Adja Konteh 0, Marielle Amant 6, Aija Putnina 0, Pauline Akonga N’Simbo 21

Villeneuve d'Ascq 77-72 Lattes Montpellier

Villeneuve d'Ascq: Julie Page 11, Carine Paul 12, Ingrid Tanqueray 13, Marjorie Carpréaux 8 (6 assists), Fanny Ploegaerts DNP, Carla Thomas 6 (13 rebounds), Olayinka Sanni 19 (9 rebounds), Bridgette Mitchell 8

Lattes-Montpellier: Virginie Bremont 6, Alicia Poto 0, Cyrielle Hugues, Ana Lelas 11, Gaëlle Skrela 15, Sandra Dijon-Gérardin 6, Inès Ajanovic 16, Fatimatou Sacko 18

Bourges Basket 83-74 Aix-en-Provence

Bourges Basket: Anaël Lardy 7, Maja Miljkovic 7 (4 assists), Nwal-Endéné Miyem 10, Styliani Kaltsidou 11 (4 assists), Jennifer Digbeu 12, Catherine Joens 9, Paoline Salagnac 7, Emméline Ndongue 8, Ilona Burgrova 12

Aix-en-Provence: Emmanuelle Gorjeu 0, Zoi Dimitrakou 15, Isabelle Strunc 8, Margaux Okou-Zouzouo 0, Natalie Hurst 22 (4 assists), Sabrina Réghaïssia 16 (9 rebounds), Hollie Grima 13 (9 rebounds)

Tarbes 77-59 Toulouse

Tarbes: Jelena Dubljevic 23 (7 assists), Elina Conduche 0, Ivanka Matic 14, Pauline Jannault-Lo 12, Marija Eric 1, Aurélie Pinto 0, Naura El Gargati 7, Florence Lepron 5, Darline Nsoki 10, Ana Cata-Chitiga 2 (8 rebounds), Vaida Sipaviciute 3, Hristina Tyutyundzhieva 0

Toulouse: Lou Mataly 3, Jessie de Colo 8, Camille Aubert 11, Chandrea Jones 13, Emilie Maurice 15, Leslie Matanga 2, Lola de Angelis 2, Shanavia Dowdell DNP, Suzanna Milovanovic 5

USO Mondeville 62-52 Union Hainaut Basket

USO Mondeville: Touty Gandega 0, Anne-Sophie Pagnier 0, Esther Niamké-Moisan DNP, Aija Brumermane 10 (11 assists), K. B. Sharp 18 (7 assists), Lenae Williams 19, Yacine Séné 8, Pauline Thizy DNP, Aurélie Bonnan 7 (11 rebounds) Valeriya Berezhynska 0

Union Hainaut: Amanda Jackson 16, Emilie Duvivier 9, Clémence Beikes 2, Emilie Silbande-Petiteau 0, Noémie Lemaire DNP, Céline Girard DNP, Laëtitia Kamba 4, Jasmon Covington 16, Elsa Martins DNP, Alison Bales 5(10 rebounds)

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Date created: 12 December 2010

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