Challes-les-Eaux left the Open LFB on a high after turning round a 1-point deficit at the interval into a 14-point victory against Nantes-Rezé (74-58).
Challes-les-Eaux turned things around with a 11-0 start to the third quarter.
However the key to the victory was the balanced scoring with four players in double digits and a total team work with five players finishing with at least 3 assists.
Danielle Page won the MVP award for the match with her performance of 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Open LFB match report: An 11-0 run gave Challes the game
Nantes Rezé were quickly into their stride and with Doriane Tahane scoring in the paint, a three-ball by Lenae Williams everything appeared to be okay for Nantes (5-0).
Nantes-Rezé's energy around the court enabled them to hold off the more physical approach of Challes-les-Eaux during the first five minutes (10-6).
However with a burst of action from Mistie Mims the teams were briefly level (12-12).
The pendulum swung back in favour of Nantes after Romy Bär slipped and was called for a intentional foul on Sarah Michel.
Michel hit her free throws, the first points of an 8-0 run. With Mims collecting her 2nd foul, Nantes appeared to be leading comfortably (20-12) at the end of the first quarter.
Alexia Plagnard's three-pointer at the beginning of the second quarter for Challes was the start of an intense phase of the game in which Danielle Page (in picture) became a one-lady-demolition act.
A second three-ball by Plagnard reduced the Challes deficit to a single point (25-26).
Regina Palunsana hit back on a fast break to give Nantes a little breathing space with five minutes to play in the quarter.
The former CFBB players from both teams came on at the same time to make their LFB débuts as the game really took off.
Challes' pressure paid off as they led briefly. Nantes needed something special from Caroline Aubert - she provided a fine pass for Johanne Gomis to hit a baseline trey and another great pass for Tahane to sneak in the back door.
At the same time Aubert was making waves for Nantes, Chevaugeon and Page were doing all the offensive work for Challes.
The result was that Nantes went into the interval leading (37-36).
Then the expected fireworks did not happen instead Challes took complete control of the match. Williams picked up her 2nd foul right at the start of the third quarter and disappeared from the game for good.
Challes scored 11 straight points before Aubert interrupted the sequence. Anaël Lardy then took over for Challes with some clutch shooting and clever play for her team to go into the final quarter (59-43) ahead.
Nantes were unable to do anything to bring the score down as the contest fizzled out with Challes-les-Eaux and Aldo Cordo smiling.
Nantes Rezé: Tania Boucand DNP, Caroline Aubert 11 (7 assists), Claire Stievenard 5, Camille Legres DNP, Sarah Michel 6 (3 steals), Johanne Gomis 9, Lenae Williams 6, Yuliya Andreyeva 2, Regina Palusna 10, Doriane Tahane 16