Good weekend for LFB leaders

Bourges Basket started the second phase of the LFB with a comfortable road win against Union Hainaut Basket (53-37).

Union Hainaut were never in front in this match and paid the price for poor shooting early on as they allowed Bourges Basket to open a 10-point lead by the end of the first half (7-17).

Ilona BURGROVA © LFB  UHB were unable to fire in a shot from distance and were also out-rebounded (23-14). Bourges Basket continued to dominate in all sectors of the game as they went into the interval ahead (35-16).

Bourges stepped off the accelerator during the second half of the match while UHB continued their festival of missing.

Bourges paced themselves to victory (53-37) with 11 points by Cathy Joens and 10 points by Ilona Burgrova (in picture).

Hollie Grima ©  Aix-en-Provence welcomed back Hollie Grima (right) and then blew away Toulouse in the first quarter (26-6). They then went into the locker room leading (47-20).

Grima finished the game with 21 points and 11 rebounds as Aix-en-Provence went on to win comfortably (81-50).

With Bourges Basket having won, Toulouse are the first team out of the regular season championship race with this defeat.

Look back at the LFB basketball news from the previous round.

All the LFB news from Sunday

Charleville-Mézières, playing at home in front of more than 1000 spectators, led Tarbes for 39 minutes and 40 seconds and yet ended up losing this LFB match in overtime (65-73).

Charleville-Mézières were aggressive from the start of the game to go ahead (7-2). They stretched their advantage (12-4) before settling for a first-quarter advantage (16-10).

Carine Contessi © LFB However with 65 seconds to play in the first quarter Carine Contessi (left), the captain from Charleville-Mézières, made her first appearance for the club since her injury during the NF1 final four semi-final.

During the second and third quarter Amel Bouderra was battling against Florence Lepron and Isis Arrondo, while her team-mate Djéné Diawara fought in the paint.

Although Diawara had to drop her intensity after picking up a her 4th foul during the third quarter, Charleville went into the fourth quarter (53-45).

The hosts continued to play aggressively. Yet with three minutes to play they rushed a few plays and turned the ball over allowing Tarbes to come right back into the game.

Then Ana Cata-Chitiga sent the game into overtime (60-60) from the free-throw line.

Cata Chitiga, Brooke Smith and Jelena Dubljevic stepped up during overtime as Tarbes went on the rampage to finally win the game (73-65).

A little incident with six seconds left in overtime almost spoilt the game when Lepron took offense to a foul by Bouderra, who just wanted to stop the game clock.

In the rest of the LFB action on Sunday, Mondeville were also taken to overtime. They escaped (65-64) with 22 points coming Aurélie Bonnan © LFB from Lenae Williams. However the story of the match is the 26 rebounds by Aurélie Bonnan (right) from Mondeville. She was three short of Calais' total.

Villeneuve d'Ascq beat Basket Landes (49-47) with 15 points coming from Carla Thomas.

Basket Landes lost their point guard Katarina Manic after 90 seconds. Then they struggled with their shooting for the first 30 minutes to go into the final quarter trailing by 16 points.

Villeneuve fell apart during the last 10 minutes as their guests came storming back. But a trey by Ingrid Tanqueray and a couple of points by Thomas enabled them to hang on to win.

Lattes-Montpellier stay in third place of the LFB after beating Nantes-Rezé (76-70) in an entertaining match. Nantes-Rezé had the better of the first half (40-37) but lost their grip on the game during the third quarter.

Montpellier's strength in the paint and a perfect shooting day by Iva Perovanovic 6-of-6 from the field and 5-of-5 made all the difference in the end.

Despite leading for most of the game Challes-les-Eaux made hard works of things as usual.

Mistie Williams-Bass and Magali Lacroix combined for 29 points as Challes-les-Eaux held off Arras (63-58).

LFB round 14 results and points scored:

Union Hainaut Saint-Amand 37-53 Bourges Basket

Union Hainaut: Amanda Jackson 12, Emilie Duvivier 6, Clémence Beikes 4, Emilie Silbande-Petiteau 0, Noémie Lemaire 0, Céline Girard DNP, Laëtitia Kamba 0, Jasmon Covington 13, Elsa Martins DNP, Alison Bales 2 (9 rebounds)

Bourges Basket: Anaël Lardy 6, Maja Miljkovic 3, Nwal-Endéné Miyem 8 (10 rebounds), Styliani Kaltsidou 9, Catherine Joens 11, Paoline Salagnac 2, Emméline Ndongue 4 (8 rebounds), Ilona Burgrova 10

Aix-en-Provence 81-50 Toulouse

Aix-en-Provence: Emmanuelle Gorjeu 10, Manon Cuomo 0, Zoi Dimitrakou 11 (11 rebounds), Isabelle Strunc 5, Anaïs Viale 5, Margaux Okou-Zouzouo 3, Natalie Hurst 5 (9 assists), Sabrina Réghaïssia 11, Carren Gay 10, Hollie Grima 21 (11 rebounds)

Toulouse: Lou Mataly DNP, Jessie de Colo 2, Camille Aubert 12, Chandrea Jones 18, Emilie Maurice 7, Leslie Matanga 0, Lola de Angelis 0, Shanavia Dowdell 6, Suzanna Milovanovic 5

Lattes Montpellier 76-70 Nantes-Rezé

Lattes-Montpellier: Virginie Bremont 6, Alicia Poto 9, Iva Perovanovic 17, Cyrielle Hugues DNP, Ana Lelas 14, Gaëlle Skrela 7, Sandra Dijon-Gérardin 0, Ines Ajanovic 13 Fatimatou Sacko 10

Nantes-Rezé: Florine Basque 5, Caroline Aubert 11 (5 assists), Joyce Cousseins-Smith 4, Mélanie Plust 5, Allison Hightower 5, Yuliya Andreyeva 5, Mame-Marie Sy-Diop 11, Sonja Kireta 9, Sabine Niedola 15 (8 rebounds), Emilija Podrug 3

USO Mondeville 65-64 COB Calais

USO Mondeville: Touty Gandega 2, Anne-Sophie Pagnier 0, Esther Niamké-Moisan 0, Aija Brumermane 6, K. B. Sharp 18, Lenae Williams 22, Yacine Séné 4, Pauline Thizy DNP, Aurélie Bonnan 4 (26 rebounds), Valeriya Berezhynska 9

COB Calais: N'Deye N'Diaye 8, Sylvie Gruszczynski 19, Mélanie Devaux 0, Aurélie Cibert 0 (7 assists), Mélanie Arnaud 6, Manon Sinico 11, Pelagia Papamichail 12, Brigitte Ardossi 8

Challes-les-Eaux 63-58 Arras

Challes-les-Eaux: Romy Bär 4 (5 assists), Bianca Thomas 7, Alexia Plagnard 2, Sabrina Palie 9, Mistie Williams-Bass 18 (15 rebounds), Magali Lacroix 11, Clarisse Costaz 6, Jennifer Fleischer 6

Arras: Leilani Mitchell 17, Laury Aulnette DNP, Krissy Badé 0, Johanne Gomis 13, Olesia Malashenko 9, Adja Konteh 1, Marielle Amant 12, Aija Putnina 4, Pauline Akonga N’Simbo 2

Charleville-Mézières 65-73 Tarbes

Charleville-Mézières: Amel Bouderra 13, Belinda Mboma 14, Carine Contessi 3, Alexia Kusion 2, Ekaterina Dimitrova 5, Kristen Mann 10, Djéné Diawara 18, Eléonore Grossemy 0, Patrycja Gulak-Lipka 0

Tarbes: Jelena Dubljevic 20, Erin Thorn 2, Ivanka Matic 9, Pauline Jannault-Lo 0, Isis Arrondo 0, Naura El Gargati 2, Florence Lepron, Darline Nsoki 0, Ana Maria Cata Chitiga 18, Brooke Smith 14

Villeneuve d'Ascq 49-47 Basket Landes

Villeneuve d'Ascq: Julie Page DNP, Carine Paul 0, Ingrid Tanqueray 13, Marjorie Carpréaux 0 (4 assists), Laurie Datchy 7 (4 assists), Fanny Ploegaerts DNP, Carla Thomas 15, Olayinka Sanni 4, Bridgette Mitchell 10 (12 rebounds)

Basket Landes: Aminata Konate 1, Katarina Manic 1, Bineta Diouf 5, Anaïs Le Gluher 2, Julie Barennes 13, Tamera Young 12, Marion Laborde 0, Laurie Lapeyre DNP, Jennifer Humphrey 14

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Date created: 15 January 2011
Last updated: 16 January 2011

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