The CFBB have found the going tough in NF1 basketball again this season with a series of defeats.
Due to the fact that they represent France at the Francophone games they are two games behind the rest of the teams. So they still have a good chance of moving up the table.
Their victory (70-62) on the road against Roche Vendée should be good for the team’s moral.
Florine Basque (left) led the CFBB with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds while Christelle Diallo and Adja Konteh fired in 13 and 12 points each.
Roche Vendée are not the team of last season. They were unable to get things going in this game and just managed to edge the first period (12-11).
The CFBB were able to stay in the game as their hosts failed in taking hold of the game when they had the advantage.
Roche Vendée let a 5-point lead disappear and trailed themselves by 3 points before finishing the quarter level (29-29).
In a messy third period the CFBB went in front with seven minutes to play. They stayed ahead (48-43) as the game went into the final quarter.
Stéphanie Dufour who used to play at the Mondeville basketball academy put Roche Vendée back into the lead after taking the ball away from Basque (49-48) with just under nine minutes to play.
The home side once again failed to capitalise on their advantage and were unable to finish off the game.
With four minutes left in the game Konteh (right) put the CFBB in the lead for good as she started an 8-0 run which was completed by Basque (65-57).
The home side had two minutes to find a solution and save the game.
But they continued to make wrong choices allowing the young ladies of the CFBB to savour victory for the first time this season.
The home side had two minutes to find a solution and save the game. But they continued to make wrong choices allowing the young ladies of the CFBB to savour victory for the first time this season.
The rest of the NF1 basketball news from round seven
All the players that returned from AfroBasket 2009 were in the headlines this weekend.
Fatou Dieg scored 23 points for Reims in their home defeat against Illkirch-Graffenstaden (67-77).
Aline Fischbach was the top scorer for the guests with 19 points. Darline N’Soki and Céline Schmitt-Sendner scored 13 points each.
Naignouma Coulibaly pulled down 15 rebounds and scored 13 points as Pleyber-Christ beat US Laveyron (77-55).
Djéné Diawara, another player back from Afrobasket, had a double-double 12 points and 12 rebounds for Charleville Mézières in their (63-40) road win against Voiron.
Dunkerque remain on top of the table after beating Lyon (83-61). Once again Mariame Dia was the best player on the court with 25 points and 12 rebounds while Katalin Kurtosi and Sophie Watrelot chipped in 14 points apiece.
Union Hainaut Basket Saint Amand needed seven minutes to overcome their guests from Charnay-lès-Macon (12-12).
They then stepped on the accelerator and with a 13-2 run they led (25-14) by the end of the first quarter. The second period was evenly contested with the hosts going into the locker room leading (43-30).
UNB-SA controlled the pace of the game in the second half and won (83-48) with five players in double digits.
Tours (TVL) beat Nice (64-60) and Rennes beat CSP Rezé away from home (69-63).
All the results from round 7 of games in 2009-2010 for the Nationale Féminine 1 are listed below:
Lyon 61-83 Dunkerque Malo
Roche Vendée 62-70 CFBB CSP Rezé 63-69 Rennes Voiron 55-86 Charleville Mézières Reims 66-77 Illkirch-Graffenstaden Union Hainaut 83-48 Charnay et Mâcon Tours 64-60 Nice BC 06 Pleyber-Christ 77–55 US Laveyron