LFB news from round 6
Limoges, the only team without a win



The sixth round of LFB news concentrates on the games from the teams that came up from NF1 last season.

For Limoges nothing is working at the moment as they lost at home to Armentières (50-60).

Jolene Anderson at the free-throw line © Thibaut BissuelThey are the only team without a victory. Toulouse recovered from a poor first quarter to win on the road against Cob Calais (71-66).

Mondeville held on to beat Nantes-Rezé (69-66).

Elsewhere in the LFB news round-up, Jolene Anderson (left) scored 30 points for Villeneuve d’Ascq in their victory against Montpellier (82-70).

Bourges Basket showed no mercy to Challes and won (63-38), while Aix-en-Provence beat Basket Landes (66-60).

You can read our LFB news report about the victory of Tarbes against Arras (85-84) in a full game report.

With this victory Tarbes are the only undefeated team in the Ligue Féminine de Basketball and sit alone on top of the championship table.

You can read brief LFB news highlights from each game and retrieve the game statistics by clicking on the links below or by scrolling down the page:


1. Cob Calais (66-71) Toulouse

2. USO Mondeville (69-66) Nantes-Rezé

3. Limoges ABC (50-60) SO Armentières

4. Bourges Basket (63-38) Challes-les-Eaux

5. Aix-en-Provence (66-60) Basket Landes

6. Villeneuve d‘Ascq (82-70) Lattes Montpellier

7. Tarbes (85-84) Arras


Toulouse surprised COB Calais

Calais got off to a flying start with a trey from Anne Sophie Pagnier. Then they took control of the game with a 8-0 run to lead (11-2) after only four minutes played.

They maintained the advantage until the end of the first period (25-12).

Calais struggled in the period and did not score for almost nine minutes while conceding 13 points.

However they went into the locker room leading thanks to a late basket from Jennifer Humphrey (29-28).

Lauren Neavescarried Calais through the third period while Leah Metcalf was the go to player for Toulouse.

Calais went into the final quarter ahead (50-49). But they fell behind when Emmanuelle Hermouet fired in a trey (50-52).

Aurélie Cibertwas left open a minute later just beyond the three-point line in front of the basket.

Her trey was the start of a frantic sequence with both sides trading baskets until the last minute of the game (66-66).

Katharina Fikiel © LFBA trey by Katharina Fikiel (left) put Toulouse in the lead for good while Swanne Gauthier sealed the third victory of the season for her side with a steal that allowed her to run to the basket to lay up (71-66).

Fikiel led the scoring for Toulouse with 20 points. Metcalf contributed 13 points, made 3 steals and dished out 6 assists while captain Hermouet fired in 13 points.

Neaves finished with a double-double for Calais 24 points and 12 rebounds. Elisabeth Egnell and Jennifer Humphrey scored 12 and 10 points each.

LFB news Box Score


Mondeville, back on track

Mondevelle had the better start and led (6-2) with three minutes played. Yet they soon fell behind as Lindsay Taylor and Kathleen MacLeod went to work offensively for Nantes to go into the lead (8-6).

Nantes dominated Mondeville in all sectors of the game and won the first quarter (20-11) and stretched their lead (25-11) early in the second quarter. They went 15 points clear (28-13) with less than 13 minutes played.

Caroline Aubert © LFBCaroline Aubert (left) started the Mondeville fight back. Within a space of three minutes the hosts scored 15 points and the game was tied (28-28).

The two teams traded scores for the rest of the period with Mondeville going into the interval leading (37-36).

Aurélie Bonnan © LFBAurélie Bonnan (right) was unstoppable and helped Mondeville move 8 points clear (44-36) with 23 minutes played.

However Nantes fought back and with two three-pointers fromYuliya Andreyeva and one from Mélanie Plust, Nantes were back in front (49-47).

Mondeville managed to get the advantage back. But a Leslie Ardon buzzer beater allowed Nantes to go into the final quarter with a single-point advantage (51-50).

The lead changed on every shot at the start of the final quarter as three-pointers flew in from all over the court.

The 17th and last lead change came fromAubert’s trey for Mondeville with seven minutes to play (59-58)that swung the pendulum finally in the direction of the hosts.

5 straight points by Bonnan gave the hosts a 6-point cushion with five minutes to play.

Taylor made back to back scores and a free-throw by Mame-Marie Sy-Diop reduced the deficit to a single point.

Caroline Aubert © LFBThe veterans of Mondeville Aubert and Lenae Williams (left) produced some magic which allowed Williams to hit a baseline trey.

However it was the block from Bonnan on Sy-Diop with the game entering money-time that actually sealed the victory.

Nantes only managed to hit the target once during the last couple of minutes, including a three-pointer by Plust.

Player of the match Bonnan scored her 21st point of the match and the last points of the game for the victory (69-66).

Laurent Buffard used three time-outs in the last 26 seconds. But his team was unable to execute an offense.

Bonnan with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds was the player of the match for Mondeville. Williams contributed 16 points and Aubert scored 7 points and dished out 8 assists.

Taylor, always in the LFB news for Nantes, led the scoring for her side with 18 points.

LFB news Box Score



Armentières did just enough

Two clubs that excelled in NF1 last season and had an excellent NF1 final four championship match produced a game that should be quickly forgotten by all.

Mia Fisher playing basketball in France ©  Olivier SarreAwe Gueye and Erica Davis for the hosts Limoges and Mia Fisher (left) for Armentières did their best to raise the standard of the game.

The first quarter was a festival in the art of missing with the guests going into the lead (13-11).

The standard of the game improved slightly during the second period as both coaches tried to outwit one another with variations of zone defense.

Limoges finished with a 7-0 run to tie the game at the interval (34-34).

The highlights of the third period belonged to Fisher with a couple of trademark jump shots as her side went into the final quarter with a 5-point lead (44-39).

Mélissa Micaletto was running the plays for SOA. With four minutes to go she put the game out of reach of the hosts with a shot from beyond the arc.

The game that never took off came finally to an end with Armentières winning (60-50).

Four players from Armentières scored 12 points with Fisher and Marie-Frédérique Ayissi also adding 10 rebounds. Davis led the scoring for Limoges with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

LFB news Box Score


Bourges are back

The suspense lasted 90 seconds (4-4). Afterwards it was like watching the Bourges Basket of old as they rattled off 9 straight points to lead (13-4) with five minutes played.

Paoline Salagnac © womensbasketball-in-france.comPaoline Salagnac (left) gave Bourges a different look with her running style as they dominated the first period (19-6).

With Ana Lelas’s shooting eye back Bourges went 16 points clear (22-6) within the first minutes of the second period. Lelas was forced to leave the game and could be absent for six weeks.

Then Bourges appeared to lose their way for the rest of the period and were unable to build increase their advantage.

Instead it was Challes-les-Eaux to be able to reduce their deficit to go into the locker room trailing by just 9 points (21-31).

Bourges played a tight defense after the interval and only allowed their opponents 2 scores from open play while they opened up a 17-point lead (43-26) by the end of the third period.

U16 French international Margaux Galliou fired in a trey as Bourges moved 19 points clear. Pierre Vincent was able to turn his bench as Challes, for the second time in this week, fell apart.

Bourges went on to win (63-38) with Salagnac leading the way with 12 points.

LFB news Box Score



Aix-en-Provence held off Basket Landes

Aminata Konate © LFBAminata Konate (left) was on fire for Basket Landes. During the first period 7 of her team’s first 12 points came from her as they led (12-7) after six minutes of play.

Aix-en-Provence switched tactics and started to hit shots from beyound the 3-point line.

This resulted in Guiday Mendy, Claudinha Das Neves, Margaux Okou Zouzouo and Isabelle Strunc scoring one after each other for their side to edge the first quarter (21-15).

Aix were not to lose the lead for the rest of the game and hit 6 more times from beyond the arc to hold off Basket Landes (66-60).

Das Neves led the scoring with 19 points which included 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. She also had 4 steals and 4 assists.

Julie Page was the only other player in double digits with 11 points. Tiffany Stansbury had 11 rebounds.

Konate scored 19 points, had 8 rebounds and drew 6 fouls with the duo Anaïs Le Gluher and Sabrina Reghaissïa scoring 12 and 11 points each for Basket Landes.

LFB news Box Score


Villeneuve d’Ascq are ready for EuroLeague

Once again the LFB basketball news from Villeneuve is about the performance of Jolene Anderson.

She scored 30 points in total. She was 11-from-11 from the free-throw line and 3-of-6 from behind the arc. Furthermore she was also fouled 6 times.

Lady Comfort © womensbasketball-in-france.comHowever it is the double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds by Lady Comfort (right) that is going to be the talking point of the weekend. The club has been waiting for this performance all season.

Constance Jinks was the leading scorer for Montpellier with 22 points while the centre pair of Sandra Dijon-Gérardin and Khadijah Whittington scored 12 and 14 points each.

Villeneuve were in front from the start and were leading by 20 points during the second period (47-27). They went into the interval with a comfortable advantage (47-31).

Montpellier were unable to bring the deficit down below 12 points for the rest of the game.

LFB news Box Score


Tarbes, alone at the top

You can read our basketball news live game report for this match.

LFB news Box Score


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Week 5 basketball news: Tarbes and Arras set the pace

LFB news picture credits:
womensbasketball-in-france.com
Ligue Féminine de Basketball (LFB)
Thibaut Bissuel
Olivier Saare @ Basquetebol.org

Date: 25 October 2009


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