Nantes-Rezé dominated Lattes Montpellier in the 2010 LFB Challenge Round series

Nantes Rezé LFB Challenge round winners 2010   © Bellenger/IS/FFBB

The first match of the LFB Challenge round final came to an end for Pauline Krawczyk who damaged her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and other parts of her knee with just under nine minutes played.

Nantes-Rezé were leading at the time (14-12). The game was stopped while she was treated. They still finished the first quarter leading (16-13).

Constance Jinks and Khadijah Whittington brought Montpellier back on level terms. But Lindsay Taylor and Mame-Marie Sy-Diop quickly restored the advantage to Nantes-Rezé (26-19) with 13 minutes played.

Gaëlle Skrela and Sylvie Gruszczynski took over the offensive duties for Montpellier as they forced their way back into the game to go into the locker room level (32-32).

After the break Nantes stepped on the accelerator with Leslie Ardon and Kathleen MacLeod opening up a 10-point lead.

Taylor was everywhere for Nantes as they finished the quarter with an advantage of 13 points (56-43).

Nantes maintained the pressure all through the final 10 minutes and had a maximum lead of 18 points.

The final score (74-59) gave Nantes-Rezé a 15-point head start for the final match of the LFB Challenge Round.

Lattes Montpellier: Linda Bousbaa 0, Alexia Plagnard 0, Constance Jinks 11, Sylvie Gruszczynski 13, Pauline Krawczyk 2, Dana Boonen 5, Gaëlle Skrela 13, Sandra Dijon-Gérardin 3, Cyrielle Hugues 1, Khadijah Whittington 11.

Nantes-Rezé: Kathleen MacLeod 20 (6 assists), Camille Aubert 2, Mélanie Plust 2, Natalia Bogdanova DNP, Yuliya Andreyeva 6, Mame-Marie Sy-Diop 11, Doriane Tahane 8, Leslie Ardon 6, Lindsay Taylor 19.

Nantes-Rezé also won the second game (84-67) to take the title (163-121) and book their ticket for the 2010-2011 FIBA Europe EuroCup Women.

You can watch the whole of the second match below.

Nantes-Rezé: Kathleen MacLeod 17 (9 assists),Tiphaine Mélois 0, Camille Aubert 7, Maéva Dagorne 0, Mélanie Plust 5, Natalia Bogdanova 0, Yuliya Andreyeva 11, Mame-Marie Sy-Diop 9, Doriane Tahane 6, Leslie Ardon 6, Lindsay Taylor 23 ( 11 rebounds).

Lattes Montpellier: Linda Bousbaa 0, Alexia Plagnard 7, Constance Jinks 14, Sylvie Gruszczynski 9, Dana Boonen 13, Gaëlle Skrela 2, Sandra Dijon-Gérardin 14, Khadijah Whittington 8.

Webcast LFB Challenge Round final 2010: Nantes-Rezé vs Lattes Montpellier

Montpellier and Nantes-Rezé completed the job

LFB Challenge Round: Advantage Lattes Montpellier and Nantes-Rezé

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Date created: 16 May 2010

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