Lattes Montpellier finally brought round 21 of the Ligue Féminine de Basketball to an end with a comfortable road victory against Villeneuve d'Ascq (87-67).
Montpellier won all the statistical categories in this game including that of turnovers. They also had five players in double figures.
Montpellier got off to a flying start with 8 points from Fatimatou Sacko in a (10-3) run to start the game.
With Kathy Wambe picking up her 3rd foul with just six minutes played, it was not looking good for Villeneuve but with Anne Breitreiner connecting twice from beyond the arc the hosts were able to stay in contact (20-23) at the end of the first quarter.
Villeneuve tied the match (25-25) two minutes into the second quarter but failed to take the lead. Montpellier finally stepped on the accelerator and put together a 9-0 run to finish the first half leading (44-34).
Montpellier controlled the pace of the game all through the second half without being in any danger of defeat.
Kristen Mann (in picture) finished as top scorer with 19 points while Sacko and and Ana Lelas had 18 points each.
Kaayla Chones contributed a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds while Edwige Lawson-Wade fired in 12 points and had 9 assists.
For Villeneuve the four-game winning streak has come to an end. Olayinka Sanni (12 rebounds) joined Breitreiner with 14 points while Emilie Gomis and Wambe finished with 12 and 11 points respectively.
Villeneuve missed the opportunity to move into fifth place alone in the LFB regular seasons standings.
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Date created: 8 March 2012
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