LFB delight for Pelagia Papamichail

Pelagia Papamichail © LFB  For Greek international Pelagia Papamichail (right) the 16-game LFB losing streak has come to an end.

Papamichail joined Limoges during the second half of last season and ended up on the losing side in all her eight games. She was signed by COB Calais for this season and the results did not change with 8 defeats from 8 games.

For Papamichail and COB Calais the negative series has come to an end with a road victory against Toulouse (58-45).

However the game did not start well for Calais as they allowed Chandrea Jones and Toulouse to build an early lead (6-12).

Sylvie Gruszczynski © LFB  Calais picked themselves up and finished the first quarter strongly with Manon Sinico and Mélanie Arnaud stepping up to trail (15-17).

At the start of the second quarter Sylvie Gruszczynski's (right) scoring and assist quota enabled Calais to regain the lead (26-24) with 13 minutes played.

The teams traded baskets with the lead changing hands on several occasions until a triple put Calais in front (34-31) with just over two minutes before the interval.

Manon Sinico © LFB  The third quarter was a dull affair and turned into a disaster for the hosts. They conceded 13 points before scoring just 2 points to leave themselves with a 16-point deficit to make up in the final quarter.

Calais went on to win (58-45)with 14 points from Sinico (left) and 12 more from Arnaud.

Papamichail had a quiet day offensively with just 4 points but she picked up 8 rebounds and had 2 steals.

With this victory Calais move off the bottom of the LFB.

Union Hainaut Basket came out on top of Challes-les-Eaux (60-52) in a roller coaster game with plenty of high and low points.

Emilie Duvivier © womensbasketball-in-france.com  Emilie Duvivier, a former Challes-les-Eaux player, had the hot hand during the first ten minutes with three triples for the hosts.

However Challes-les Eaux had more offensive options and edged the first quarter (16-15).

The outcome of the game was decided during the last five minutes of the second quarter when UHB turned a tied game (23-23) into a 7-point advantage at the interval (31-24).

Challes-les-Eaux were unable to get the lead back despite reducing the deficit to a single point during the third quarter allowing UHB coach Corinne Bénintendi to celebrate the victory (62-50).

Duvivier finished with 13 points and 6 assists while Jasmon Covington top scored with 19 points.

Margaux Okou-Zouzouo © LFB  Aix-en-Provence, playing at home against Basket Landes, went into the final quarter trailing by 10 points and yet with 2:26 left to play they were level (73-73).

While Hollie Grima from Aix-en-Provence with 26 points and Jennifer Humphrey from Basket Landes dominated the scoring for both sides French youth international Margaux Okou-Zouzouo

With about 49 seconds left to play Okou-Zouzouo hit a triple to bring the deficit to a single point and with seven seconds left to play she scored what appeared to be the game winning shot.

The joy was short lived because player of the match Humphrey, served by Tamera Young, hit the game winning shot for Basket Landes (81-80).

Humphrey finished with a game high 31 points. The other Australian playing for Aix-en-Provence Natalie Hurst finished with 21 points, 6 assists and 10 drawn fouls.

Kristen Mann © womensbasketball-in-france.com  Kristen Mann (left) fired in 31 points for Charleville-Mézières in their victory against Villeneuve d'Ascq (63-58).

Olayinka Sanni was once again the main player for Villeneuve d'Ascq with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals. But she also had 7 turnovers.

Villeneuve went into the final quarter leading (52-49) but then missed their first 7 attempts allowing their hosts to regain the advantage (53-52).

6 points by Bridgette Mitchell put Villeneuve back in front (58-55) with four minutes to play. However they were unable to score again as their festival of turnovers and misses continued.

For Charleville Ekaterina Dimitrova put her side in front for good before Mann finished the scoring for their fourth victory in the LFB.

Look back at the LFB basketball news from round 8.

LFB basketball news from Sunday

Bourges Basket are the big winners of the ninth round of games with Lattes Montpellier and Tarbes both losing.

Cathy Joens scored 18 points for Bourges Basket in the victory against Nantes-Rezé (73-69).

Leilani Mitchell © LFB  Arras' domestic season is back on track after a home victory against Tarbes (73-59). Leilani Mitchell (right) was unstoppable with a game high 28 points. She also picked up 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals.

In the other game on Sunday, Mondeville made up a final-quarter 6-point deficit to beat Lattes-Montpellier (67-64).

K. B. Sharp led the Mondeville attack with 17 points and 5 assists while Yacine Séné contributed 16 points.

LFB round 9 results and points scored:

Toulose 45-58 COB Calais

Toulouse: Lou Mataly 3, Jessie de Colo 0, Camille Aubert 4, Chandrea Jones 12, Emilie Maurice 10, Leslie Matanga 4, Lola de Angelis 5, Shanavia Dowdell DNP, Suzanna Milovanovic 7

COB Calais: N'Deye N'Diaye 9, Sylvie Gruszczynski 6 (5 assists), Mélanie Devaux 3, Aurélie Cibert 0, Mélanie Arnaud 12, Manon Sinico 14, Pelagia Papamichail 4, Brigitte Ardossi 10

Union Hainaut Basket 62-50 Challes-les-Eaux

Union Hainaut: Amanda Jackson 8, Emilie Duvivier 13 (6 assists), Clémence Beikes 9, Emilie Silbande-Petiteau 4, Noémie Lemaire DNP, Céline Girard DNP, Laëtitia Kamba 3 (14 rebounds), Jasmon Covington 19, Elsa Martins, Alison Bales 6

Challes-les-Eaux: Romy Bär 8 (10 rebounds), Bianca Thomas 2, Alexia Plagnard 2, Sabrina Palie 7, Mistie Williams-Bass 12, Magali Lacroix 8, Clarisse Costaz 9, Jennifer Fleischer 2

Aix-en-Provence 80-81 Basket Landes

Aix-en-Provence: Emmanuelle Gorjeu 2, Claire Tomaszewski 0, Zoi Dimitrakou 10, Isabelle Strunc 0, Margaux Okou-Zouzouo 9, Natalie Hurst 21 (6 assists), Sabrina Réghaïssia 12, Hollie Grima 26

Basket Landes: Aminata Konate 2, Katarina Manic 2 (5 assists), Bineta Diouf 8, Anaïs Le Gluher 15, Julie Barennes 4, Tamera Young 8 (8 rebounds), Marion Laborde 11, Laurie Lapeyre DNP, Jennifer Humphrey 31 (8 rebounds)

Charleville-Mézières 63-58 Villeneuve d'Ascq

Charleville-Mézières: Amel Bouderra 10 (4 assists), Belinda Mboma 0, Sarra Ouerghi 2, Alexia Kusion 5, Ekaterina Dimitrova 9, Kristen Mann 31, Djéné Diawara 6 (13 rebounds), Eléonore Grossemy 0, Bojana Vulic 0

Villeneuve d'Ascq: Julie Page 0, Carine Paul 0, Ingrid Tanqueray 10, Marjorie Carpréaux 1, Laurie Datchy 6, Fanny Ploegaerts DNP, Carla Thomas 7, Olayinka Sanni 24 (11 rebounds), Bridgette Mitchell 10

Nantes-Rezé 69-73 Bourges Basket

Arras 73-59 Tarbes

Arras: Leilani Mitchell 28 (6 assists and 5 steals), Laury Aulnette DNP, Krissy Badé 6, Sarah Michell 2, Johanne Gomis 11, Olesia Malashenko 10, Adja Konteh 0, Marielle Amant 4 (8 rebounds), Aija Putnina 0, Pauline Akonga N’Simbo 12,

Tarbes: Jelena Dubljevic 14, Erin Thorn 7, Ivanka Matic 11, Pauline Jannault-Lo 0, Marija Eric 2, Naura El Gargati 7 (9 rebounds), Florence Lepron 6 (6 assits and 9 rebounds), Darline Nsoki 0, Ana Maria Cata Chitiga 12, Vaida Sipaviciute 2,

Lattes-Montpellier 64-67 USO Mondeville

Lattes-Montpellier: Virginie Bremont 7, Alicia Poto 7, Ana Lelas 12, Gaëlle Skrela 6 (6 assists), Sandra Dijon-Gérardin 8, Ines Ajanovic 14, Fatimatou Sacko 10 (12 rebounds)

USO Mondeville: Touty Gandega DNP, Anne-Sophie Pagnier 3, Esther Niamké-Moisan 2, Aija Brumermane 4, K. B. Sharp 17 (5 assists) , Lenae Williams 6, Yacine Séné, Pauline Thizy DNP, Aurélie Bonnan 7 (9 rebounds), Valeriya Berezhynska 12

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Date created: 04 December 2010

Date updated: 05 December 2010

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