Charde Houston is enjoying her basketball with Tarbes All the LFB news from round 4
Charde Houston (right) has been in the LFB news each weekend for Tarbes because of her excellent shooting percentage.
She might be a little disappointed that she made just 50% of her shots this weekend against Montpellier.
But with 20 points and 7 rebounds she was still the leading player for Tarbes in their road victory against Montpellier (75-73).
Montpellier were aggressive from the start of the game and led (20-16) at the end of the first period.
Then they conceded 10 points in the second quarter to fall behind before putting a run together to lead at the interval (33-32).
Montpellier with Pauline Krawcyzk (left) on fire dominated the third period and went into the final period with a 9-point lead (57-46).
Then Tarbes fought back with Houston scoring 8 and Frida Eledebrink 7 points in the final quarter.
Yet scores from Sandra Dijon-Gérardin and Alexia Plagnard kept the hosts in front (67-64) with just under four minutes to play.
Florence Lepron tied the game with a three-point play (2 +1) with just under two minutes to play.
Pauline Jannault with a shot from down-town put Tarbes in the lead for good (70-67) with the game in money-time.
The end was messy with Tarbes holding on to the advantage from the free-throw line despite the effort of Krawcyzk from beyond the arc.
Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui split a pair of free-throws with just under 18 seconds to play (75-72)for Tarbes. Dijon-Gérardin picked up the defensive rebound from the missed free-throw and Montpellier had one last chance to save the game.
Jannault decided to foul Gäelle Skrela instead of allowing a three-point shot opportunity for Montpellier.
Skrela scored the first free-throw but missed the second one with the hope that her team would get the offensive rebound.
However Houston read the situation better and collected the defensive rebound and the opportunity was gone for Montpellier .
For Tarbes Houston led the scoring with 20 points, Eldebrink fired in 15 points and Anne Breitreiner scored 13 points. Point guards Isis Arrondo (right) and Lepron dished out 7 and 5 assists respectively.
For Montpellier Krawcyzk scored 30 points while Khadijah Whittington scored 11 points. Dijon-Gérardin scored 8 points and picked up 12 rebounds.
Bourges Basket ended the negative series of two defeats with a comfortable home victory (76-42).
Bourges scored the first points of the game through Katarina Manic within the first minute, however they required almost five minutes to get going.
Emméline Ndongue got the Bourges basket machine going as they went on an (11-2) run to lead (14-3) with just under four minutes played.
Basket Landes managed to slow down the Bourges attack, while scoring a few points to trail (10-20) at the end of the first period.
Bourges basket stepped on the turbo during the second period and scored 25 straight points in less than four minutes (35-12) and then controlled the pace of game for the rest of the quarter to lead (50-20) at the interval.
Basket Landes were not able to reduce the deficit during the second half of the match and ended up losing at home (42-76).
Emméline Ndongue (above in picture) led the Bourges attack with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Greek international Styliani Kaltsidou fired in 16 points.
For the ladies from Basket Landes, Sabrina Reghaissïa led the way with 14 points.