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Luxemburg hosted its first U16 international youth basketball tournament in Mersch. France went a perfect 3-of-3 to lift the Dussman Trophy.
France get quickly into the match in Clermont-Ferrand and win by a comfortable margin against Italy (82-58) despite a late but infructuous comeback by their opponents.
Sandrine Gruda leads the scoring with 19 points, followed by Nwal-Endéné Miyem with 17 and Valériane Ayayi and Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui with 9 points each. Emméline Ndongue collects 7 rebounds while Edwige Lawson-Wade adds 6 assists to her account.
For Italy it is Francesca Dotto who top scores for her side with 9 points while Kathrin Ress has 8 rebounds.
In Roanne, the French team easily overcome Italy (67-39) with all the team members scoring. Only Ana Cata-Chitiga and Endéné Miyem are in double digits with 12 and 11 points each.
France win against Italy in Lyon (72-43) with all players scoring. Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui leads with 10 points while Endéné Miyem has the highest total of rebounds with 9.
Italy had a poor shooting day. Kathrin Ress is the top scorer with 10 points.
France have the edge over Belgium at the break (28-22). Omella Bankole and Alix Duchet are leading the scoring with 10 and 8 points each.
For Belgium Sofia Quahabi and Serena Lynn-Geldof have 9 points apiece.
France win (63-43) with Bankole on 18, Duchet on 16 and Aïda Sow on 13 points.
Belgium's top scorers are Fauve Bastiaenssens and Serena Lyn-Geldof with 9 points each.
More information with some clips of the match and interviews to appear tomorrow ...
Four 4 players the dreams of playing EuroBasket in France are over: Sara Chevaugeon, Laëtitia Kamba, Paoline Salagnac and Isabelle Strunc.
Brito de Sousa and David Girandière from UFAB 49 (Angers Basket) go one-on-one with wbbif two hours before the start of the 2013 edition of the LF2 Final Four.
The LF2 new champions come from Angers and beat regular season champions Cavigal Nice in a nail biting finish.
Pau-Lacq-Orthez had to wait until the last 15 seconds to end their LF2 season with a bronze medal. They beat COB Calais (70-67) in their last game of the 2012-13 season.
Cavigal Nice gave another demonstration of women playing basketball to easily overcome Pau-Lacq-Orthez in the second LF2 semi-final (78-55) to qualify for their second championship final.
LF2 final four semi-final winners Angers have shown again why they are one of the best clubs in the second division after winning against COB Calais (68-59).
The 2012-2013 LF2 basketball season will go down as strange in history of second division basketball in France. Despite this wbbif has decided to hand out some end-of-season accolades.
Mélanie Arnaud has been playing basketball professionally with COB Calais for three seasons and her performance for March and April earned her the last wbbif player of the month award in LF2.
The top LFB statistics' leaders in points, rebounds, efficiency, assists and 3-point shooting for the 2012-13 season
Julien Egloff has selected 12 players for the U16 Women Trophy in Luxembourg: Belgium and the Slovak Republic will also participate in this youth basketball event.
Lattes Montpellier's victory in the Coupe de France final at Paris Bercy against Nantes-Rezé (67-64) means that the Joë Jaunay trophy comes back to Montpellier after a year with Arras.
For the first edition of the U17 Coupe de France, two teams with no LFB links qualified for the final. In the end Chalon-sur-Saône beat Angers (64-55).
Saint-Etienne (CASE Basket) made up for their 2012 defeat in the final by winning the 2013 edition of the Trophée Coupe de France Féminin. They beat Charnay Basket Bourgogne Sud (83-68).
On this page you find all the major LFB statistics for all the players who played during the 2012-2013 season in France.
CASE Basket (St. Etienne) have beaten Charnay Basket Bourg Sud (83-68) to win the French Cup for the first time in their history.
Pierre Vincent has named the 20 players he wants to use during his preparation for the EuroBasket Women 2013 finals in France.
La Tronche Meylan are the U20 French champions after defeating Stade Français (62-44) in the final at Paris Bercy.
This competition was open to clubs that do not have teams in the LFB and LF2.
Pau-Lacq-Orthez picked up the last ticket for the 2013 LF2 Final Four in the last game of the 2012-13 regular season.
The 2013 LFB championship series final match followed the pattern of the first two games with the visitors winning. Bourges Basket have now 12 French championship titles.
The 2013 edition of the LFB Challenge Round has been won by Tarbes. They swept Basket Landes (71-67) and (68-55).
Bourges Basket have won the second match (60-53) to level the series.
The two teams will meet again on Saturday to decide the series.
Angers' victory against Cavigal Nice secured them at least third place in the LF2 regular season table. They will face COB Calais in the first semi-final of the Final 4.
The LF2 encounter in Illkirch-Graffenstaden between the SIG and Limoges ABC went in favour for the fast running hosts.
The Ligue Féminine Basketball awards for 2012-2013 have been awarded to Géraldine Robert, Marianna Tolo and Emma Meesseman. BasketNews conducted the polls for the LFB.
Today playing basketball at Basket Landes is all about qualifying for European competition basketball. By eliminating Nantes-Rezé in the Challenge Round they have achieved their objective.
Belgium international Emma Meesseman who is currently playing for Villeneuve d'Ascq was also drafted in the second round. She was picked in 19th position by the Washington Mystics.
In LF2 round 24 Angers qualified for the Final 4, while the CFBB registered their second win of the season. Calais and Reims were the other winners.
Cavigal Nice are the winners of the 2012-2013 LF2 championship and the hosts of the LF2 Final Four.
Tarbes have qualified for the final of the 2013 LFB Challenge Round by sweeping Villeneuve d'Ascq. With the ticket assured for the EuroCup Women Cyril Sicsic can finally smile.
Bourges Basket and Lattes Monpellier swept their LFB Championship play-off opponents Lyon BF and Perpignan Basket.
Amel Bouderra, Jessica Clémençon, Lorraine Lokoka, Maud Medenou and Alice Nayo have been added to the list of players to participate in the preparation for EuroBasket Women 2013.
Without playing in LF2 round 23 because of the forfeit of US Laveyron, Pau Lacq Orthez gained the most in the race for the F4. Cavigal Nice must wait a week to be officially crowned champions.
During the last week of the 2012-2013 LFB season two rounds of games were played. Arras failed to escape relegation while Tarbes missed out on a top four finish.
Nwal-Endéné Miyem is the wbbif choice for the Ligue Féminine de Basketball (LFB) March 2013 player of the month.
Playing basketball during the 2013 EuroLeague Women Final 8 Romane Bernies came to live and as a result is the wbbif young player of the month for March.
Watch Katrin's video to find out what it takes to study and to be playing basketball in a U.S. university & hear some advice for future students who would like to get a taste of the American dream.
26 players have been named in Pierre Vincent's training roster for EuroBasket Women 2013. 7 members from the 2012 Olympic games silver medal winning squad are included in the training roster.
Spain once again demonstrated why they are the youth international basketball Queens of Europe. They beat everybody in Poinçonnet to take home the 10th anniversary trophy of this tournament.
This page contains the LF2 leaders in five categories for the 2012-13 season: points, rebounds, efficiency, assists and three-point shooting. All statistics are verified by the FFBB.
Spain are the European Queens of youth international basketball. They had no trouble beating the Czech Republic while France only beat Turkey in overtime.
Lattes Montpellier clinched the 2013 LFB regular season title with two games to spare with their victory against USO Mondeville.
2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the youth international basketball tournament in Poinçonnet. The Czech Republic, France and Spain are joined by Turkey for this edition.
2010 French cup winners Lattes Montpellier and Nantes-Rezé are the 2013 finalists for the "Coupe de France".