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Pink is not only the colour of the LFB but also the one of the current regular season leader Arras./En haut du tableau : Arras ...
LFB round 7 of the 2014-2015 season was an offensive festival with 1023 points in 7 games./ Il pleut des points ...
When the assists are high, you win most of the time in the LFB. / A part Calais, toutes les équipes qui font plus de passes décisives, gagnent.
A high scoring week in the LFB leaves no teams undefeated after just five rounds of games./Après la 5e journée en LFB, il ne reste pas une seule équipe invaincues.
Jimmy Ploegaerts must be thinking that October is not his month, while Mélanie Plust is likely to head all basketball news in Lyon./Quand les joueuses de Hainaut Basket souffrent ...
The main basketball news for round 2 of the LFB was the season ending injury to Matea Vrdoljak from Arras./Arras perd son match et son capitaine!
Playing basketball on day 2 of the Open LFB is more physical with Basket Landes, Charleville Mézières & Nantes Rezé winning./2e journée de la 10e Open LFB: COB Calais en difficulté.
Bourges Basket are at home playing basketball at the Open LFB in Paris with their 10th victory. Tarbes, Arras and Mondeville also won on day 1./10e victoire au 10e Open LFB pour Bourges ...
Marine Johannes propelled USO Mondeville to victory over Lyon (78-70) with an impressive third quarter burst.
Michelle Plouffe scored 14 points and picked up 12 rebounds to help Arras beat Angers (66-61)
Kalis Loyd scored 26 points in leading Tarbes to victory against Hainaut Basket (83-72)
Miquel Bordoy Cano's last day blog entry about the U17 World Championship for Women is not flattering with a lot of harsh words.
USA three-peat in retaining FIBA U17 World Championship for Women title, France finish 8th./3e fois d'or pour les USA, Espagne en argent, Hongrie en bronze, France 8e!
Miguel Bordoy Cano's blog of the the World Championship's sixth day is about strategies for Spain to beat the USA.
USA and Spain will fight for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship title while France play for 7th place./L'Espagne et les USA se battront pour l'or, la France se contentera d'une éventuelle 7e place.
One on one: USA basketball U17 coach Sue Phillips at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women talks to wbbif.
Miguel Bordoy Cano's blog about the World Championship's fifth day is about all the emotions and disappointment for the winning and losing teams.
France were eliminated by Spain in the quarter-final of the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women./Ce n'est pas la France qui sera au semi-finale du Championnat de monde de basket fémin U 17.
Despite qualifying in the U17 World Championship for the quarter finals, Miquel Bordoy Cano feels that the qualified teams should feel a little happy about their success.
The World Championship quarter-final is set after a dramtic day of action. / Les équipes de la quart de la finale après la phase de 16 connaissent leurs adversaires.
The blog about the third day of the FIBA U17 World Championship by Miquel Bordoy Cano is seeing more commitment by the teams.
After three days of basketball at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women, the brackets are set as the competition moves to the elimination stage./La 1e phase du mondial U 17 s'achève.
Find out about the thoughts of the 2nd day of the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women from Miquel Bordoy Cano's view.
It was raining in Pilsen while the host of the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship fell in overtime on day 2 in Klatovy. / La deuxième journée était intéressante ...
wbbif presents the daily thoughts of the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women by Miquel Bordoy Cano.
No shocks on day 1 of the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in the Czech Republic/Les premiers matchs du championnat de monde féminin de FIBA U17 ...
The Czech Republic hosts the third edition of the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in the towns of Klatovy and Plzen./Quelques changements en 2014 du Championnat du monde de basket U17 féminin
The LF2 Final Four final winner is Perpignan Basket 66 after beating COB Calais (76-56)./COB Calais échoue dans sa quête de gagner la finale de la final four contre Perpignan Basket (56-76).
In the LF2 Final Four bronze medal match, Pau Lacq Orthez repeated its exploit from last year, beating Roche Vendée ./Pau Lacq Orthez gagne pour la 2e année consécutive bronze dans le Final 4.
COB Calais avenge 2013 LF2 final defeat against Pau Lacq-Orthez (69-66). / COB Calais a le dernier mot dans le 2e match de la Finale Four et le remporte contre Pau Lacq Orthez.
Perpignan Basket qualify for their second LF2 championship game after edging out Roche Vendée (55-53). / Perpignan réussit d'emporter de peu la demi-finale de la Final Four sur Roche Vendée.
Bourges Basket win the Coupe de France Joë Jaunay for the 9th time by beating Villeneuve d'Acsq (57-48)./Villeneuve échoue contre Bourges Basket dans leur quête de gagner la Coupe de France.
CSP Rezé win the 2014 edition of the trophée féminin Coupe de France by beating Geispolsheim (71-53). / Une deuxième visite à Paris leur rapporte le trophée féminin: CSP Rezé.
Lyon lift the U17 Coupe de France by beating Bourges Basket (59-50)./Pour la 1ere fois depuis 39 ans, la Coupe de France retourne à Lyon pour les U17 s'imposant contre Bourges Basket.
For the first time in their LFB history, Lyon BF win the Challenge Round title.
They beat Nantes-Rezé (76-61) with Mistie Bass top scoring with 19 points backed up by Bintou Dieme, Romy Bär, and Milica Dabovic.
Lattes-Montpellier beat in their best-of-three series for the third match Basket Landes (69-57) with Géraldine Robert top scoring with 21 points.
The best-of-three final series starts on 18 May 2014.
In the best-of-three series Tango Bourges Basket win the first two matches (62-50) and (59-49) against Villeneuve d'Ascq to become the first finalists.
Lattes-Montpellier however, having lost at home to Basket Landes (58-59), defeat their opponents (71-55) on the road with Gunta Basko-Melbarde, Géraldine Robert and Ingrid Tanqueray with 13 points each to force a third encounter, to be played this evening ...
Despite a monster performance by Sarah Michel with 4 rebounds, 6 steals, 7 provoked faults, to go along with 28 points, Nantes Rezé lose in Lyon (72-76).
Lyon BF have four players in double digits to force a third match in their quest for winning the Challenge Round final, to be played on Saturday, 20h.
Malgré les efforts de Sarah Michel (28 points, 4 rebonds, 6 interceptions, 7 fautes provoquées), Nantes Rezé succombe à Lyon (72-76).
Ainsi Lyon BF égalise 1-1. La belle se jouera demain à 20h.
Nantes Rezé win at home (79-73) in the first leg of the final against the team-mates of Mistie Bass (14 points, 8 rebounds) Mélanie Plust (14 points), Emiljia Podrug (11 points, 11 rebounds) from Lyon BF.
Cayla Francis (22 points, 15 rebounds) and Isis Arrondo assured the victory for Nantes (18 points).
Sur le dos de Cayla Francis (22 points, 15 rebonds) et une bonne performance de Isis Arrondo (18 points), les Nantaises arrivent à revenir au score des Lyonnes pour finalement emporter le match (79-73).
A suivre ... Match retour, le jeudi 1er mai (18h à Lyon) et belle éventuelle, le samedi 3 mai (20h à Lyon).
Nantes Rezé and Lyon BF have qualifed for the 2014 LFB Challenge Round final. / Les finalistes du Challenge Round sont Lyon BF et Nantes Rezé.
With the playoff and relegation places settled, it is the coaches making the news in LF2./Charnay et Dunkerque Malo sont reléguées avec une journée à jouer avant la finale 4.
The 2013-2014 LFB regular season ended with Cavigal Nice and Arras at the bottom and Bourges on top. / Le top 4 dans les playoffs, les 4 équipes pourchassantes dans le Challenge Round ...
The 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women, originally set to take place in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, will instead be played in the Czech Republic.
The decision comes following the suspension of the Slovak Republic's national basketball federation by FIBA's Central Board this week.
The Czech cities of Klatovy and Plzen, roughly 100 kilometres to the south west of the country's capital Prague, will host the third edition of the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women.
While Tango Bourges Basket almost edged their encounter with Fenerbahçe but ended up losing by a small margin, UMMC Ekaterinburg, the hosts, disappoint as they lost to Galatasaray Odeabank.
UMMC Ekaterinburg meet Bourges Basket in the third-place match while Fenerbahçe play Galatasaray in the final today.
Fenerbahçe 59-50 Tango Bourges Basket
UMMC Ekaterinburg 70-77 Galatasaray Odeabank
Cathy Joens, Marianna Tolo and Endéné Miyem with 14, 13 and 10 points apiece lead Tango Bourges Basket to victory and also to their qualification to the semi-final of the EuroLeague Women competition.
The results of day 3 are:
Fenerbahçe 58-57 Sparta&k M. R. Vidnoje
Galatasaray Odeabank 58-56 Kayseri Kaski Spor
Tango Bourges Basket 65-52 Galatasaray Odeabank
UMMC Ekaterinburg 71-56 ZVVZ USK Prague
In the two semi-finals UMMC Ekaterinburg will meet Galatasaray Odeabank whereas Tango Bourges Basket will have to play Fenerbahçe.
Results of day 2 of Final 8 in Ekaterinburg:
Kayseri Kaski Spor 48-55 Sparta&k M. R. Vidnoje
Nadezhda Orenburg 57-55 ZVVZ USK Prague
Bourges Basket 43-82 UMMC Ekaterinburg
Galatasaray Odeabank 66-68 Fenerbahçe
Ekaterinburg have qualified for the semi-finals after destroying Bourges Basket with better shooting and rebounding action.
None of the Tango players got over 10 points while Sandrine Gruda was the top scorer for Ekaterinburg with 16 points.
Fenerbahçe made it two wins from two games with Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui contributing 11 points for their close victory.
Fenerbahçe 64-58 Kayseri Kaski Spor
Spartak M&R Vidnoje 61-68 Galatasaray
Ekaterinburg 80-47 Nadezhda Orenburg
USK Prague 56-51 Bourges Basket
Despite the efforts of Endéné Miyem with 18 points and 9 rebounds, the Tango lose out in their offensive rebounding to suffer a defeat on the first day of the Final 8 action.
Isabelle Yacoubou contributes 11 points in Fenerbahçe's win while Sandrine Gruda with 12 points and 11 rebounds helps Ekaterinburg to roll over Nadezhda Orenburg.
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