LFB news: Bourges Basket, Lattes Montpellier and Saint Amand remain perfect in 2008
LFB news: Caroline Aubert in the Ligue Féminine de BasketBall is MVP of the week
LFB news: Calais unable to tame Bourges
Allyson Hardy (left) finished with 22 points shooting 7-of-12 from the field including a couple of three-pointers. But this was not enough for Calais to end Bourges Basket’s winning streak.
Calais, the home team, were (9-2) up after only three minutes and increased their advantage to (20-9) with only seven minutes played. Calais lost some of their lead by the end of the first period (23-15).
Bourges Basket started the second period with 9 consecutive points to complete an 11-0 run to take the lead (24-23).
Sonja Kireta (left) from Bourges dominated the boards at both end of the court in this match with a total of 17 points. She was also on form offensively with 19 points and the main force as Bourges went into the interval in front (41-32).
Lina Brazdeïkyte, who finished with 3-of-3 from the land of many, supported Hardy as Calais reduced their deficit (46-50) with less than a minute to the end of the third period. This was the closest that Calais was to get as they went down (71-57).
Caroline Aubert versus Jessica Davenport
Jessica Davenport from Challes had an enormous game with 29 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 blocks and 2 assists. Yet she ended up on the losing side as Mondeville ran out winners (81-78).
The star of the match was Caroline Aubert who scored 22 points including 4-of-5 from the land of many. She also had 14 assists, 2 steals and drew 6 fouls.
Once the teams had warmed up after about three minutes into the match they gave a fierce but lively battle. The lead was changing hands numerous times as neither side was able to dominate enough to put the opponent team down.
Mondeville, trailing (57-60) at the start of the final period, were back in front (70-64) with five minutes remaining in the game. They looked to have had the game in the bag (79-68) with three minutes to go. Challes then went on a 7-0 run to set up tense last seconds (79-75). But Lenae Williams (left) hit the last points to finally put down the challenge of Challes to win (81-75).
Saint Amand remain unbeaten in 2008
Saint Amand maintained their 100% record for 2008 with a hard fought home victory against Tarbes. The match was nicely poised with the hosts leading (50-49) in money time. Tamara Moore, assisted by Ines Ajanovic, secured the victory with clutch shooting in the dying seconds (58-51).
Montpellier‘s Gunta Basko outscored Sheana Mosch
Gunta Basko scored 31 points as Montpellier held on to record an important road victory against Arras. Montpellier’s problems in finishing off games almost came back to haunt them as they held on to beat Arras by 6 points after leading by 20 points (88-82).
Sheana Mosch scored 17 points in a losing cause but still leads the scoring statistics.
LFB news results for the remaining matches
Villeneuve won at last after three defeats (71-64) with Géraldine Robert’s double-double, 14 points and 10 rebounds while Mourenx fell at home to Aix-en-Provence (78-82). Reims beat USVO (65-64).