LFB news: Arras and Union Hainaut Basket win derby matches
Aija Putnina (left) has waited a long time in the LFB for a finish like the one that saw Arras make up a final-quarter deficit of 8 points to win by 9 points against Calais.
In the last 10 minutes, Putnina scored 13 points, had 3 blocks, picked up 3 defensive rebounds and was credited with 1 assist.
She finished the match with 15 points.
In the final quarter her team-mate Leilani Mitchell fired in a couple of big three-pointers. In total she went 6-from-9 from beyond the arc to finish the game with 22 points and 6 assists.
COB Calais led for 35 minutes are still without a win this season.
Lattes-Montpellier were not brilliant but still came out on top at home against Charleville-Mézières (57-51). Gaëlle Skrela led the way with 12 points and 7 steals for the hosts.
For Charleville-Mézières Djéné Diawara was one of three players with 8 points. But she also collected 16 rebounds.
Aix-en-Provence fell at home (55-59) to USO Mondeville.
Hollie Grima (right) was left wondering what she needs to do for Aix-en-Provence to get into the habit of winning. She scored the first 5 points of the LFB match.
She also ended up scoring the first 12 points for her team and finished with 15 from her team's 19 first-quarter points.
However Mondeville survived the Grima show and went into the final quarter leading (53-49). Both teams just managed to score just 6 points in the last quarter. Grima scored 4 and was credited with an assist.
Grima scored 24 points, took 8 rebounds and had 4 assists.
For Mondeville Lenae Williams led the way with 16 points while K. B. Sharp scored 11 points and dished out 6 assists.
Union Hainaut Basket put together a 21-2 run during the second quarter in their game against Villeneuve d'Ascq to then go on to win (66-51).
Clémence Beikes dished out 9 assists during the game while Emilie Duvivier led the team in scoring with 15 points. Alison Bales compiled a double double of 14 points and 13 rebounds.
For Villeneuve d'Ascq Julie Page and Bridgette Mitchell were the only players in double digits with 18 and 11 points respectively.
This is the fourth consecutive defeat for Villeneuve d'Ascq.
Toulouse still without Shanavia Dowdell were unable to stop Challes-les-Eaux (55-77).
Once again the trio of Mistie Williams-Bass, Romy Bär (right) and Magali Lacroix did most of the scoring for Challes.
Williams-Bass scored 21 points and was credited with 14 rebounds while Bär and Lacroix scored 12 points each.