Playing basketball with three-point shooting as the main weapon could be interesting in LF2. This weekend when teams failed to break the zone or ran out of ideas a lot of times the ball was kicked out for a three-point attempt.
Cavigal Nice have some of the best three-point shooters in LF2. But this weekend the only way they found of breaking down Dunkerque was to launch long-distance shots to then pick up the offensive rebounds.
They had 30 attempts from beyond the arc with just 4 shots hit. However they finished the game with 19 offensive rebounds, and also had 20 defensive rebounds.
Although the hosts, Dunkerque Malo only took 14 shots from behind the arc they connected three times. Yet they struggled to finish inside the paint despite picking up 14 offensive rebounds.
All in all, it was a strange game with Cavigal Nice controlling from the start. They never trailed and won comfortably (67-47). Fabienne Constant led the way with 16 points while Margaux Galliou-Loko (in picture) followed up with 13 points.
Cavigal Nice are two victories away from officially booking their place in the LF2 final four
Finally the supporters and players from Limoges have something to smile about after a comfortable victory against US Laveyron (82-57).
Thazina Cook (in picture), who is finally fit, scored 22 points and was a perfect 1-of-1 from the three-point line while the hard working Iva Grbas added 21 points.
In addition Martine Barba mastered the rebounds while scoring 15 points. But it was Princesse Gouba with her crossovers and acceleration that lit the game up. Limoges did hold themselves back from shooting three-pointers with just 2-from-9.
US Laveyron who were without Elena Vishniakova just had one of those days where nothing worked in playing basketball. They went 4-of-16 from the three-point line and just 9-from-20 from the free-throw line.
The CFBB have to wait a little longer for their first victory on the hardwood after falling at home to Pau Lacq Orthez (53-75).
The CFBB have a number of sharp shooters. Yet they only connected three times from 15 attempts from beyond the arc. However for Pau Julia Borde showed them how to finish with 4-from-6 in a game high 16 points.
For the second time this season Angers won their derby encounter against Roche Vendée.
Julie Barennes put Angers in front for good with six minutes to play (52-51). Both teams missed crucial free throws down the stretch and Angers hung on to win (62-59).
COB Calais beat Reims (83-67) in the final match of the weekend.
A highlight video of this match is below. The key points of this match were that Reims hit 11-from-22 shots from behind the arc with Anaïs Jomby winning the prize of best shooter with 6-from-7.
For COB Calais Aurelie Cibert was the only player to connect from beyond the arc (5-of-8). She finished with 18 points but was beaten by Manon Sinico with 19 points.
However the performance of the game belongs to Pauline-Mélissa Diawakana (in picture) who knocked in 13 points in her first start of the season.
CFBB 53-75 Pau Lacq Orthez
Dunkerque Malo 47-67 Cavigal Nice
Limoges 82-57 Laveyron
COB Calais 83-67 Reims BF
Angers 62-59 Roche Vendée
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Date created: 3 March 2013
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LF2 basketball season articles
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15 April 2013: Léon Trégor out, Angers in the F4
07 April 2013: Cavigal Nice have one hand on the trophy
23 March 2013: First victory of the season for the CFBB
17 March 2013: Will Nice be dethroned by COB Calais in their title chase?
10 March 2013: Calais walloped Dunkerque while Pau is chasing top 4 finish
09 March 2013: Maud Lesoudard, February player of the month
03 March 2013: Better days at Limoges
24 February 2013: Who can stop Cavigal Nice ? - not the CFBB
11 February 2013: Dunkerque Malo pull off a win
4 February 2013: Pau Lacq Orthez and Roche Vendée finally back to winning ways
21 January 2013: Dream teams of the LF2: Cavigal Nice and COB Calais
13 January 2013: Impressive performance by Célia Mauler for Illkirch-Graffenstaden
06 January 2013: Meilleure joueuse en Décembre / best player of the month
26 December 2012: US Laveyron can celebrate New Year with reassurance
22 December 2012: US Laveyron are still in the competition
16 December 2012: Illkirch-Graffenstaden produce while Dunkerque stay at the bottom
09 December 2012: Cavigal Nice and Calais won on the road
05 December 2012: Le visage de la meilleure joueuse en Novembre / best player of the month
02 December 2012: Exciting games with some surprising outcomes
26 November 2012: The pressure is on for Limoges
19 November 2012: Nothing can stop Reims in their LF2 final four aspiration
11 November 2012: Round 7: Limoges' new kit did not help, Dunkerque need inspiration
10 November 2012: Shenita Landry is LF2 October player of the month
05 November 2012: Cavigal Nice win again while there is plenty of drama elsewhere
28 October 2012: Round 5: Experience and youth make it an exciting weekend
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