LFB news headlines: Tarbes lost unbeaten record
Aja Parham fires in 33 points for Basket Landes

 LFB Logo © LFB Bourges Basket’s victory will be in the LFB news headlines because they won against the last unbeaten team in the league this season Tarbes (73-58).

Elsewhere Nantes-Rezé held on to beat Toulouse (70-68) on the road. Challes-les-Eaux almost allowed a game that they controlled escape them and held off COB Calais (67-61).

Armentières had a game to forget as they fell at home to Mondeville (44-65) while Montpellier beat Aix-en-Provence (72-59).

However the LFB news headline of the evening belongs to Aja Parham, who scored 33 points in her LFB début for Basket Landes in their victory (79-61) against Limoges.

In the last match of the weekend Arras beat Villeneuve d'Ascq (74-69).

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:

Challes-les-Eaux 67-61 COB Calais

Bourges Basket 73-58 Tarbes

SO Armentières 44-65 USO Mondeville

Lattes Montpellier 72-59 Aix-en-Provence

Toulouse 68-70 Nantes-Rezé

Basket Landes 79-61 Limoges ABC

Arras 74-69 Villeneuve d'Ascq

Challes-les-Eaux put the pressure on COB Calais

Challes were quickly into their stride and led (10-2) after three minutes.

Calais were not having much luck inside with their big players. But they managed to get themselves back into the game with their transition play.

Challes led (19-11) at the end of the first period and went into the interval leading (39-28).

Jennifer Humphrey continued to cause Challes problems during the third period. However it was not enough to bring down the deficit.

Challes led (55-43) at the start of the final period and were 16 points clear with nine minutes to play after back scores from Martina Ruzickova.

Challes went scoreless for six minutes while Calais scored 8 points.

With the game in money-time Joyce Cousseins-Smith scored 5 points for Calais as they continued to bring the lead down (57-62).

Aurélie Cibert fired in a shot from four meters out as the game went into the last minutes of the match for Calais to make it a 3-point game.

Challes held on to win by hitting 5-of-6 from the free-throw line while Calais ran out of luck with their shooting.

Elina Babkina led the scoring with 13 points for Challes-les-Eaux. She also dished out 3 assists. K. B. Sharp and Ruzicova scored 12 points each.

During the week Cyril Sicsic had said in the LFB news section of the local paper that he was waiting for certain players to pick up their game.

Jennifer Humphrey found her scoring touch with 18 points but for the second week, Calais’ poor start came to haunt them at the end.

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 Bourges Fans celebrate victory © Bourges Basket

Bourges Bourges Basket turned on the turbo in the second half

Nwal-Endéne Miyem appears to be a permanent fixture in the LFB news as she once again led Bourges Basket with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Essence Carson added 13 points which included 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Emméline Ndongue added 10 points.

Tarbes lost the battle on the rebounds and did not have much success in the paint. They were penalised for their physical play and did not have many chances from the free-throw line.

With just 2-of-8 from the free-throw line, they were dependent on the long range shooting of Frida Elderbrink (17 points) and Anne Breiteiner (11 points).

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Tarbes went on the attack from the jump-off and scored quickly through Frida Eldebrink after 30 seconds. However the scoring festival did not happen as both sides were unable to find their scoring touch.

Elderbrink scored again. This was quickly followed with a trey by Anne Breitreiner to give Tarbes a (7-0) lead with four minutes played.

Ilona Burgrova finally scored for Bourges Basket. This was the catalyst that her side needed as they clawed their way back and drew level (11-11) with two minutes remaining in the first period.

The game became more intense and a three-pointer by Pauline Jannaut allowed Tarbes to lead at the end of the first period (18-15).

 Emméline Ndongue puts Bourges in front against Tarbes copy; Bourges Basket
Emméline Ndongue scored to give Bourges the lead
The stop and go nature of the game suited Bourges during the first eight minutes of the second period to go in front (23-22).

During the last minute of the quarter the players found their range and started to score.

Breitreiner fired in another trey for Tarbes and almost immediately Essence Carson replied with a trey for Bourges.

Elderbrink and Nwal-Endéné Miyem then traded baskets before Elderbrink closed the scoring with a trey and her 11th point to the game for Tarbes to lead (30-28).

Miyem was quickest out of the starting blocks at the beginning of the third period and scored almost immediately. Charde Houston who was having a difficult time responded almost immediately for Tarbes.

Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui was also having a game to forget this evening. She had three attempts on scoring when she kept winning her rebound but she could not get the ball to drop.

In the meanwhile Miyem tied the game again (32-32).

Elderbrink and Breitreiner put Tarbes 5 points clear. But then Carson hit back to back three-pointers that got the home fans on their feet as Bourges went back in front (38-37).

The game changed completely as the teams played open offensive basketball with the ball flying in from all over the court.

Bourges were then in command and the confidence grew.

Bourges went into the last quarter ahead (53-48) after Anäel Lardy fired in the last trey of this quarter with a little over 10 seconds to play followed by Florence Lepron's 2 points.

Jannault opened the final period with a trey for Tarbes. But Jennifer Digbeu and Lardy made sure that Bourges maintained their advantage.

François Gomez called for a time-out with six minutes to play with his team trailing (52-59).

Tarbes committed too many fouls early which left them with four players on 4 fouls. In addition Bourges were having free trips to the free-throw line.

Bourges were rather generous from the free-throw line with just 1-of-6 but still went 10 points clear (64-54) with 2 points from Ndonge with four minutes to play.

Bourges had no problems for the rest of the game and went on to win (73-58).

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Armentières never got going

Mondeville did not allow their hosts to settle and were leading (8-0) after four minutes.

Armentières managed to break the run with back to back three-pointers from Kateryna Pilyashenko-Novohatna.

The home side was not playing well and allowed Mondeville to score 10 unanswered points to move 12 points clear (18-6) after 8 ½ minutes.

 Valeriya Berezhynska © LFB Mondeville relaxed a little too much leading (20-13) by the end of the first period. So they had their advantage reduced to 4 points within two minutes of the second period.

Valeriya Berezhynska (left) got Mondeville back on track with 6 straight points.

The guests controlled the rest of the second period to lead (41-27) at the interval and ended the game as a contest by the end of the third period (59-33).

Mondeville went on to win (65-44) with 21 points coming from Berezhynska. Aurélie Bonnan added 16 points and collected 12 rebounds while Clarissse Costaz added 12 points.

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Montpellier beat Aix-en-Provence

Montpellier had it all their way in the first period offensively and led (9-0) after five minutes. They continued controlling the pace of the game throughout the first quarter to increase their advantage (17-6).

Aix had no joy in the second period and suffered a 16-0 hammering. Julie Page from Aix did not give in and with 5 points brought some respectability to the score line at the break (22-40).

The guests battled away during the second half of the match and more or less traded basket for basket with Montpellier. However foul problems and the elimination of Page and Tiffany Stansbury during the final quarter for 5 fouls ended any hope of victory.

Montpellier went on to win (72-59) with Pauline Krawczyk once again leading the scoring with 20 points.

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Not the perfect end for Toulouse

 Emile Maurice and Mame-Marie Sy-Diop © DDM,Xavier de Fenoyl

Toulouse were caught sleeping at the start of the match and allowed their guests to open with (9-2) with less than two minutes played.

Toulouse woke up after the time-out and started to find their way to the basket and trailed (8-13) midway through the first period.

Both sides forgot about defending and went on the attack. Toulouse went in front briefly after Emmanuelle Hermouet hit a three-pointer with 90 seconds to play in the quarter.

The teams traded baskets with Nantes-Rezé edging the first quarter (23-22) after Doriane Tahanne scored a couple of free-throws.

After the fireworks of the first quarter, the teams cooled down and played moor defensively during the second period.

The lead changed several times with the guests from Nantes going into the interval in front (40-38).

Nantes led for most of the third period but were unable to build a lead of any significance and went into the final period (56-55).

The final quarter was tense and the two teams were tied (62-62) with four minutes left to play.

Nadine Niang-Peruch's season ended with just under three minutes to play when she was replaced by Swanne Gauthier.

Nantes had just taken the lead after Mame Marie Sy-Diop (15 points) split a pair of free-throws (65-64).

Most of the scoring during the last three minutes came from the free-throw line. However Toulouse had the last chance to win the game or take the game in overtime.

Hermouet (18 points) was way behind the three-point line when she fired in the last attempt. Unfortunately the ball did not drop and despite Emile Maurice picking up the rebound, Toulouse had no more time for another attack.

Lindsay Taylor, Kathleen MacLeod and Mélanie Plust all finished in double digits with 15, 11 and 10 points each for Nantes who have won their 4th game of the season.LFB news Box Score

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Basket Landes win again

 Aja Parham on the road © Pascal Bars
LFB News: Aja Parham scored 33 points

Basket Landes wasted no time and led (6-0) with just over one minute played. Limoges came back into the game with solid three-point shooting.

But once Aja Parham settled, Basket Landes took control and led (25-14) at the end of the first period.

Although Basket Landes were without Aniäs Le Gluher for the match, with Parham all over the place they stretched their advantage at the end of each quarter to win (79-61).

Parham scored 33 points, made 2 blocks and finished with 4 steals.

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Arras beat Villeneuve in the derby match on Sunday

 Olesia Malashenko © LFB This weekend it was the turn of Marielle Amant and Ukrainian international Olesia Malashenko (left) to steal the LFB news highlights for Arras with 18 and 17 points respectively.

Malashenko opened the scoring in this match with a three-pointer. It took five minutes for her side, playing at home, to take command of the game (11-6).

Leilani Mitchell's control in conducting the play enabled Arras to lead (24-17) at the end of the first quarter.

The second period was a physical affair with Elodie Bertal and Lady Comfort getting more involved for Villeneuve as they reduced the deficit by the interval (35-39).

The third quarter was typical of a derby match between these two teams, very physical. Scoring was made difficult with exploits in defense from both teams.

Arras held on to the lead going into the final quarter (55-49).

 Johanne Gomis © LFB The first minute of the last period was explosive with Mitchell and Johanne Gomis (right) firing in shots from beyond the arc for Arras.

Bertal scored twice for Villeneuve with back to back jump shots in between the treys from Arras.

Comfort scored 7 points for Villeneuve. But with 2 points by Amant and 4 points by Malashenko, Arras led (67-60) with five minutes to play.

Gomis scored 5 points as Arras moved 11 points clear with 3:30 minutes to play.

Villeneuve were unable to score from open play for the rest of the game but finished with 6-from-7 from the free-throw line. Yet this was not enough to stop Arras from winning (74-69).

Gomis for Arras finished with 16 points while Mitchell dished out 10 assists.

For Villeneuve Comfort and Bertal scored 17 points each and Emilie Gomis added 16.

Jolene Anderson was stopped from shooting and managed only 1 shot in 26 minutes but dished out 3 assists.

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Week 7 LFB news: Tarbes and Arras made to suffer

LFB news picture credits:
Pascal Bats - Sud Quest Journal
Bourges Basket
DDM, Xavier de Fenoyl

Date: 07 November 2009
Last Update: 08 November 2009

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