Calais are still waiting for LFB magic by Cyril Sicsic

Cyril Sicsic © womensbasketball-in-france  COB Calais are still waiting for LFB magic tricks from their coach Cyril Sicsic (left) after suffering their 10th defeat of the season.

Charleville-Mézières notched up their first road victory of the season by beating Calais (64-52) in a match that kept the spectators on the edge of their seats for the first 30 minutes.

Game recap:

The teams traded basket for basket for the first eight minutes (15-15) before Calais put together an 8-0 run to edge the first quarter (22-17).

However Calais failed to take full advantage of their dominance and their guests' failure to score in the second quarter. Leading (28-17) two minutes to the break, Calais went to sleep to go into the locker room trailing (30-31).

Kristen Mann © womensbasketball-in-france  The cat-and-mouse game continued in the third quarter. It was not until Djéné Diawara came up with some magic for the guests to take advantage for good (39-35) after 26 minutes.

Charleville-Mézières stayed in front all the way to the end with a balanced scoring from Kristen Mann (right), 14 points, and from Ekaterina Dimitrova and Diawara with 10 points each. New signing Patrycja Gulak-Lipka also added 9 points.

Sarra Ouerghi was unable to play due to a sprained ankle.

For Calais Brigitte Ardossi led the way with 12 points while Aurélie Cibert finished with 10 points.

Calais remain in 13th place and 2 games behind Aix-en-Provence and Villeneuve d'Ascq.

COB Calais: N'Deye N'Diaye 2, Sylvie Gruszczynski 5, Mélanie Devaux 2, Aurélie Cibert 11, Mélanie Arnaud 4, Manon Sinico 9, Pelagia Papamichail 9, Brigitte Ardossi 12, Marine Foiret DNP

Charleville-Mézières: Amel Bouderra 7, Belinda Mboma 5, Alexia Kusion 7, Ekaterina Dimitrova 10, Kristen Mann 14 (11 rebounds), Djéné Diawara 10, Eléonore Grossemy DNP, Patrycja Gulak-Lipka 9

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Date created: 7 January 2011

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