Calais or Charleville in danger
of losing LFB status

Anaïs Le Gluher © Michel Plassin  Basket Landes got LFB round 22 off to an electrifying start with (67-56) victory against Aix-en-Provence.

Basket Landes, playing at home in front of a capacity crowd, did not have the best of starts missing their first six shots and trailed (1-5) with three minutes played.

A trey by Anaïs Le Gluher (above in picture) with five minutes played put the hosts in front for good (9-7) and set them off on a run that enabled them to win the first quarter (21-13).

Aix-en-Provence had the better of the second quarter but were only able to reduce their deficit to 4 points going into the interval (34-38).

Aix-en-Provence battled away with Zoi Dimitrakou, Hollie Grima and Natalie Hurst doing most of the damage as they reduced the deficit to a single point (39-40) with less than two minutes played in the third quarter.

Jennifer Humphrey © LFB  Basket Landes went to work inside the paint with Bineta Diouf, Jennifer Humphrey (left) and Tamera Young to stay in the lead.

Basket Landes pushed their advantage to 12 points but had to settle for a 9-point advantage going into the final quarter after Isabelle Strunc hit a buzzer beater from down-town.

The final quarter was hit and miss by both teams with just 16 points scored between them. The supporters of Basket Landes were happy as their side walked off with the victory (67-56) with Humphrey's double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Toulouse won their second LFB match of the season in beating COB Calais (57-56). This result almost marks the end of the relegation battle for Calais.

COB Calais, playing at home, had the chance to win the game in the last seconds but the efforts by Aurélie Cibert and Pelagia Papamichail went astray.

Shanavia Dowdell led the way with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds for Toulouse and was supported by Chandrea Jones who scored 10 points and also picked up 12 rebounds.

Corinne Benintendi ©   Corinne Benintendi's (left) Union Hainaut turned an 8-point deficit into a 6-point advantage to beat her former club Challes-les-Eaux (65-59).

UHB had five players in double digits with Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton and Amanda Jackson leading the way with 14 points each. For Challes-les-Eaux Mistie Bass was the only player in double digits with 29 points.

USO Mondeville ended their negative series by beating Montpellier (70-66).

Mondeville scored the first 9 points of the game and dominated the first quarter (24-11). They stayed in front all the way to the end but were unable to tame their guests and had to work hard right up to the last second.

With Montpellier losing Bourges Basket are now the 2011 LFB regular season champions.

On Sunday Bourges Basket stopped Nantes-Rezé from entering the top four by beating them (70-64) whereas Tarbes move back to second place after winning against Arras (62-46). Villeneuve d'Ascq secured their LFB status by defeating Charleville-Mézières (58-50).

You can read here about the LFB basketball news from the previous round.

Bourges Basket are LFB regular season's champions

Bourges Basket confirmed their status as the number one team in the LFB with a hard fought victory against Nantes-Rezé (70-64).

Nantes-Rezé needed to win to move into the top four and went all out to achieve this from the tip-off to lead (21-15) at the end of the first quarter.

Four minutes into the second quarter Nantes-Rezé stretched their advantage to 9 points (29-20). However Bourges fought back and snatched the lead (34-33) through Paoline Salagnac with the last score of the first half.

Lindsey Taylor © Olivier Martin  Apart from 20 seconds midway through the third quarter when Nantes-Rezé regained the advantage (43-41) Bourges Basket controlled the pace of the game with Emméline Ndongue, Nwal-Endéné Miyem and Styliani Kaltsidou all scoring in double digits.

However the player of the LFB match was Lindsey Taylor (right) who scored 21 points.

Tarbes recovered from a disastrous first quarter (11-23) to run out winners against Arras (62-46).

This victory put them back into second place in the LFB standings.

Villeneuve d'Ascq have secured their place in the LFB for next season after beating Charleville-Mézières (58-50).

Villeneuve had a poor first half, going 0-from-10 from beyond the arc and trailed (21-32) at the end of the first half.

The hosts quickly turned things around in the second half with 7 quick points.

Yet Villeneuve continued to miss the unmissable but Charleville-Mézières were unable to score themselves.

Villeneuve went in front for the first time with 29 minutes through Carla Thomas (35-34).

Laurie Datchy hit her team's first three-pointer of the game (16 attempts) with 10 seconds to play in the quarter which was followed by 2 points from Elodie Bertal (40-36).

The final quarter was controlled by Villeneuve d'Asq to win (58-50). Basket Landes 67-56 Aix-en-Provence

Basket Landes: Aminata Konate 0, Katarina Manic 2 (5 assists), Bineta Diouf 8, Anaïs Le Gluher 13, Julie Barennes 0, Tamera Young 14, Julia Borde DNP, Marion Laborde 13, Laurie Lapeyre DNP, Marion Pujos DNP, Jennifer Humphrey 17(11 rebounds)

Aix-en-Provence: Emmanuelle Gorjeu 0, Claire Tomaszewski 6, Zoi Dimitrakou 10, Isabelle Strunc 3, Margaux Okou-Zouzouo 0, Natalie Hurst 11, Sabrina Réghaïssia 10, Carren Gay 6, Hollie Grima 10

COB Calais - Toulouse

COB Calais: N'Deye N'Diaye 11, Sylvie Gruszczynski 17, Mélanie Devaux 0, Aurélie Cibert 6, Mélanie Arnaud 13, Manon Sinico 0,Pelagia Papamichail 6, Brigitte Ardossi 3

Toulouse: Jessie de Colo 5, Camille Aubert 7, Chandrea Jones 10 (12 rebounds), Emilie Maurice 8, Leslie Matanga 0, Lola de Angelis 2, Shanavia Dowdell 18 (10 rebounds), Suzanna Milovanovic 7

USO Mondeville 70-66 Lattes Montpellier

USO Mondeville: Touty Gandega 5, Anne-Sophie Pagnier 4, Esther Niamké-Moisan 3, Aija Brumermane 2, K. B. Sharp 13, Lenae Williams 16, Yacine Séné 10 (5 assists), Pauline Thizy 0, Aurélie Bonnan 10, Valeriya Berezhynska 7

Lattes-Montpellier: Virginie Bremont 6, Alicia Poto 9, Iva Perovanovic 16, Cyrielle Hugues DNP, Ana Lelas 15, Gaëlle Skrela 2, Sandra Dijon-Gérardin 2, Ines Ajanovic 6, Fatimatou Sacko 10

Challes-les-Eaux 59-65 Union Hainaut Basket-Saint Amand

Challes-les-Eaux: Romy Bär 7, Bianca Thomas 6, Alexia Plagnard 3, Sabrina Palie 3, Mistie Williams-Bass 29 (13 rebounds and 4 steals), Magali Lacroix 0, Clarisse Costaz 7, Jennifer Fleischer 4

Union Hainaut: Amanda Jackson 12 (11 rebounds and 5 assists), Emilie Duvivier 5, Clémence Beikes DNP, Emilie Silbande-Petiteau 10, Noémie Lemaire DNP, Céline Girard DNP, Laëtitia Kamba 11, Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton 14, Elsa Martins DNP, Alison Bales 13

Villeneuve d'Ascq 58-50 Charleville-Mézières

Villeneuve d'Ascq: Carine Paul 0, Ingrid Tanqueray 8 (6 assists), Marjorie Carpréaux 0, Laurie Datchy 7, Fanny Ploegaerts DNP, Emile Gomis 2, Carla Thomas 9, Olayinka Sanni 4, Elodie Bertal 18, Adrijana Knezevic 10

Charleville-Mézières: Amel Bouderra 12, Belinda Mboma 3, Carine Contessi DNP, Sarra Ouerghi 4, Alexia Kusion 4, Ekaterina Dimitrova 2, Kristen Mann 7, Djéné Diawara 12, Eléonore Grossemy 2, Patrycja Gulak-Lipka 4

Bourges Basket 70-64 Nantes-Rezé

Bourges Basket: Anaël Lardy 8, Maja Miljkovic 2, Nwal-Endéné Miyem 14, Styliani Kaltsidou 13, Jennifer Digbeu 2, Catherine Joens 5, Paoline Salagnac 6, Emméline Ndongue 18, Ilona Burgrova 2

Nantes-Rezé: Florine Basque DNP, Caroline Aubert 19 (5 assists), Joyce Cousseins-Smith 0, Mélanie Plust 0, Allison Hightower 6, Yuliya Andreyeva 5, Mame-Marie Sy-Diop 1, Lindsey Taylor 21, Sabine Niedola 8, Emilija Podrug 4

Tarbes 62-46 Arras

Tarbes: Jelena Dubljevic 13, Roneeka Hodges 14, Ivanka Matic 5, Pauline Jannault-Lo0, Biljana Pavicevic 0, Isis Arrondo 3, Naura El Gargati 6 (12 rebounds), Florence Lepron 11 (5 assists), Darline Nsoki 2, Brooke Smith 8

Arras: Leilani Mitchell 3, Laury Aulnette 0, Krissy Badé 7, Sarah Michel 3, Johanne Gomis 6, Olesia Malashenko 15, Adja Konteh 1, Marielle Amant 8, Aija Putnina 4

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Michel Plassin - Basket Landes

Date created: 19 March 2011
Date updated: 20 March 2011

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