Challes-les-Eaux welcomed the cameras of LFB TV. They gave their fans something to smile about after coming from behind to beat Saint Amand (87-81) and complete the double over them this season.
The match was streamed live this evening and will become available on Sunday evening. You will be able to view it here.
Jessica Davenport led the scoring for the home side with 25 points. She also dished out 6 assists. Challes’ captain Martina Luptakova contributed 21 points which included 3-of-4 from behind the arc and Johanne Gomis scored 17 points.
Saint Amand had five players in double digits with Olena Ogorodnikova and Clarisse Costaz leading the way with 23 points and 18 points apiece.
Bourges raced off to a (19-1) lead in the first period and never looked back as they went on to beat Mondeville comfortably (81-66). Endene Miyem’s shooting for Bourges 10-from-12 from the field led the scoring with 20 points for her side. Belinda Snell was the only other player from Bourges in double digits with 12 points.
Jennifer Digbeu for Mondeville managed 4-of-9 from behind the arc and finished with 18 points. Paoline Salagnac scored 10 points.
Aix-en-Provence winning is no longer headline of the LFB news. Yet Villeneuve got off to a good start and stayed in front all through the first period (18-16).
Aix started to find their range from three-point territory and by the interval had the lead (35-30). Villeneuve were never able to make up their deficit and continued to lose ground allowing Aix to win by a comfortable margin (71-53).
Mourenx in need for more than three-point shooting
Mourenx hit 7-of-9 from behind the arc in the first half of the match as they managed to keep Reims at bay (44-37) at the interval. Béatrice Castets and Ana Lelas had scored 14 points each by then for Mourenx as they battered Reims from long distance.
Reims managed to stay in contact due to the offensive work of Zuzanna Klimesova who poured in 16 points also during the first period.
Mourenx were only to score twice from the land of many during the second half of the match. Philippe Sauret started to rotate his players during the third period as he had to compensate for foul problems for Anne-Marie Parau. He also applied an energy-sapping defensive system to keep the opponents at bay. Mourenx still went into the final quarter leading (54-53).
Mia Fisher, dishing out 6 assists in this match, came once again to live offensively in the final period. Fisher scored the points that gave Reims the lead on two occasions. She went on to score the last 4 points for Reims as they just managed to hold off Mourenx (69-64).
Klimesova finished the match with 19 points and hit 3-of-4 three-pointers while Fisher with 7-of-10 from the free-throw line scored 13 points.
For Mourenx Lelas also scored 19 points, Polina Tzekova had 18 points while Castets only added 3 more points to her first half total to finish on 17 points.
USVO ended Montpellier’s winning streak with a hard fought victory (71-66). Laurie Kohn led the USVO scoring with 15 points. Nicole Ohlde scored 12 points and took 11 rebounds while Emilie Gomis scored 10 points. Sandra Dijon scored 20 points in a losing effort.
Clermont-Ferrand had to wait until midway through the first period before taking control of their match against Arras to win (92-80). Pauline Krawczyk with 20 points led a Clermont balanced attack with six players in double digits.Sheana Mosch from Arras hit a game high 24 points.
Tarbes played much better collectively as they brushed aside Calais (85-62). Laura Savasta top scored with 22 points. Liz Moeggenberg, a player that strives in a collective environment, had one of her best games of the season, scoring 18 points but also drawing 8 fouls. Kristen Mann completed Calais’ nightmare with another solid performance with 22 points and 4 assists.
Andrea Csaszar and Aurélie Cibert scored 14 points apiece and Allyson Hardy with 11 points were the only players to trouble Tarbes.
This result now puts Calais in danger as they are two games adrift from safety.