Basket Landes' third season in the LFB has seen them from the status of new kids on the block to European competition contenders.
They are currently lying in fifth place in the championship and are now two games clear of their guests Union Hainaut Basket who are alone in 10th position.
Basket Landes, playing at home, held on to beat UHB (64-60) with 15 points, 5 assists, 4 steals 9 drawn fouls from Katarina Manic (in picture).
Basket Landes, without their captain Marion Laborde, were unable to find any rhythm during the first five minutes and chased their guests all round the court (8-8).
The hosts started to make home advantage count as they edged the first quarter (16-13) and stretched their advantage (23-18) midway through the second quarter.
Basket Landes went into the interval leading (31-24) and appeared to have the game wrapped up (40-28) with 15 minutes left to play.
However UHB fought back with Jasmon Covington leading the charge as they drew level (53-53) with three minutes to play.
The teams were still level (59-59) with 30 seconds left to play.
The game was played out from the free-throw line with Manic going 4-of-4 while Bineta Diouf split a pair for the hosts to hold on for the victory.
Basket Landes: Aminata Konate 4, Katarina Manic 15 (5 assists), Bineta Diouf 3, Anaïs Le Gluher 11, Julie Barennes 8, Tamera Young 13, Julia Borde DNP, Laurie Lapeyre 0, Marion Pujos DNP, Jennifer Humphrey 10 (10 rebounds)
Union Hainaut: Amanda Jackson 9, Emilie Duvivier 0, Clémence Beikes 6, Emilie Silbande-Petiteau 4, Noémie Lemaire 0, Céline Girard DNP, Laëtitia Kamba 11 (11 rebounds), Jasmon Covington 22, Elsa Martins DNP, Alison Bales 8
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Date created: 8 January 2011