Basket Landes: Aminata Konate 0, Katarina Manic 7 (5 assists), Bineta Diouf 6, Anaïs Le Gluher 9, Julie Barennes 19 (10 rebounds), Julia Borde 5, Marion Laborde 13, Laurie Lapeyre 4, Jennifer Humphrey 13
LFB challenge round defending champions get off to a good start
The battle between former college team-mates Kristen Mann (in picture) and Lindsay Taylor lived up to its billing during the first 20 minutes with both players leading the scoring with 11 and 10 points each.
Charleville-Mézières took advantage of Nantes-Rezé's reduced roster to finish the first half with an 11-3 run to go into the interval in front (40-33).
Laurent Buffard, the coach from Nantes-Rezé, was upset that his players allowed Djéné Diawara and Mann to combine for 22 points during the first half and switched to zone for the second half of the match.
He was rewarded with a 17-0 run by Nantes which gave his team a 10-point advantage (50-40) with 26 minutes played.
Charleville-Mézières fought back with an 11-0 run of their own but were unable to hold the lead for long.
Mélanie Plust and Yuliya Andreyeva (right) with shots from beyond the arc enabled Nantes to lead (56-51) going into the final quarter.
Charleville-Mézières continued to play aggressively and when Mann was left wide open from just beyond the arc the teams were level once more (58-58).
Andreyeva then went on the war path hitting 4 three-pointers in a row for her side to to gain the upper hand (70-63) with just under three minutes left to play.
Taylor and Mame-Marie Sy-Diop took over the scoring for Nantes-Rezé. But Andreyeva had the last word with another trey.
Jasmon Covington returned to UHB after her injury. Her side was trailing (11-12) when she made her appearance. Her presence on the boards sparked her team into action to finish the first quarter leading (18-15).
UHB held on to the lead for the first seven minutes of the second quarter (30-25) to then collapse.
Mondeville went on a 13-0 run and headed into the locker room leading (38-30) to never look back.
Lenae Williams (right) and K. B. Sharp paced Mondeville the rest of the way with a combined total of 31 points and 12 assists.