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).
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.
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, 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.
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 (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.
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