Bourges Basket qualify again
for LFB Championship final
Lattes Montpellier or Challes-les-Eaux
as second finalist?

Bourges Basket booked their place in the 2012 LFB Championship final after beating USO Mondeville (67-47) to sweep the series 2-0 and qualify for their ninth consecutive French Championship final.

In the other semi-final, Lattes Montpellier levelled their series against Challes-les-Eaux with also a 20-point victory (78-58).

Bourges Basket never allowed USO Mondeville into this game after securing the first quarter (16-10). Despite not having luck from beyond the arc Bourges went into the locker room leading (40-23).

Mondeville tried to come back into the game after the break and had the better of the third quarter but the players did not have enough fuel in the reserve tank. So Bourges finished with a 10-2 run to win game 2 (67-47) and the series.

Nwal-Endéné Miyem's 16 points and 3 assists gave her the player-of-the-match award while French internationals Céline Dumerc and Emméline Ndongue both scored 12 points.

For Mondeville, Touty Gandega and Giedre Paugaite with 12 and 10 points apiece were the leading scorers.

Lattes Montpellier levelled the series with Challes-les-Eaux

Montpellier struggled against the zone defense practised by Challes-les-Eaux and needed the long range shooting from Edwige Lawson-Wade (4-of-7) and Gäelle Skrela (3-of-8) to avenge their defeat in game one of the series.

 Fatimatou Sacko © womensbasketball-in-france.com

After a (19-19) first quarter, Montpellier dominated the 2nd and 3rd quarter to open up a 13-point lead going into the final quarter (62-49).

The final quarter was not intense and both coaches gave a run to players from their respective youth academies.

Skrela led the scoring for Montpellier with 19 points while Fatimatou Sacko (in picture) with 9 rebounds and 18 points was the player of the match.

Virginie Bremont dished out 9 assists and had 4 steals to go with her 6 points.

Misty Mims was the leading scorer for Challes-les-Eaux with 16 points while Romy Bär and Danielle Page added 13 and 10 points each.


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Date created: 23 April 2012


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