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PostPosted: 10/09/08 6:57 am    ::: Round 4 in France Reply Reply with quote

Wednesday's slate saw Tarbes remain perfect behind 20 points and 14 rebounds from Isabelle Yacoubou, with Tanisha Wright adding 14 points and nine assists. Meanwhile, Sheana Mosch's basket forced overtime and Montpellier went on to hand Union Hainaut its first loss of the season, and Leilani Mitchell debuted with eight points and six assists as Arras halted an 0-3 start.

Aix-en-Provence 56, Nantes Rezé 51
REZ: Van Gorp 12, Ardon 10, Tahane 9
AIX: Sharp 13, Grima 12, Sene 10

Montpellier 86, Union Hainaut 73 (OT)
MNT: Mosch 21, Whittington 18, Gruszczynski 13
HAI: Wambe 14, Reghaissia 13, Nnamaka 11, Palie 11 (Ngoyisa 10, Stansbury 10)

Arras 59, Landes 55
ARR: Fisher 14, Amant 12, O'Hea 9 (Mitchell 8)
LAN: Diouf 20, Perovic 15, Le Gluher 11

Reims 88, Villeneuve d'Ascq 61
VIL: Drljaca 11, Robert 11, Sacko 11 (Anderson 8)
REI: Berezhynska 22, Sy-Diop 16, Pochet 15

Tarbes 77, Calais 43
CAL: Neaves 14, Dia 10, Cibert 7
TAR: Yacoubou 20, Wright 14, Eldebrink 11, Moeggenberg 11 (Tzekova 2)

Challes-les-Eaux 70, Mondeville 65
CHA: Janostinova 16, Luptakova 14, Wilson 12
MND: Williams 20, Digbeu 8, Salagnac 8

Bourges 86, Clermont-Ferrand 65
CLE: Randall 23, Claudinha 17, Lardy 7, Tomaszewski 7
BOU: Alessandra 17, Dumerc 16, Lelas 15 (Ndongue 12)


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PostPosted: 10/09/08 9:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It was a crazy night in France but that is the French league these days, It is a more open playing field.

K B Sharp helped Aix en Provence come from behind to beat Rezé with Michele Van Gorp. You can listen to her after match comments at the bottom of the page, although I would read the match report.
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PostPosted: 10/09/08 10:06 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

in your opinion, what league is more interesting/entertaining to follow - france or russia?

how many turnovers for T. Wright?


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PostPosted: 10/09/08 10:07 am    ::: Re: Round 4 in France Reply Reply with quote

p_d_swanson wrote:
Meanwhile, Sheana Mosch's basket forced overtime and Montpellier went on to hand Union Hainaut its first loss of the season, and Leilani Mitchell debuted with eight points and six assists as Arras halted an 0-3 start.


Wasn't Mosch with Arras last year?


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PostPosted: 10/09/08 10:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Was Van Gorp playing last season? Seems like I haven't heard her name for quite a while.



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PostPosted: 10/09/08 10:24 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sheana Mosch played at ASPTT Arras last season.

Both Leagues are interesting for different reason.

The Russian league is the richest league in terms of money and as a result can attract most of the top players in the world which includes a host of of WNBA players. This will make it easier for WNBA fans to follow as a lot of your favorite players are in this league.

All the other top leagues in Europe do not have that type of money but that does not take away the quality of the league. For Fans of Spanish basketball or Italian to name two leagues will be able to tell you so.

What makes the French League interesting these days once you take away Bourges is that on any given night you have to come out and play, otherwise you will be beaten.

DO not get me wrong not every game is great but in every round they will 3 or 4 close games or strange results.

The French league does not attract any of the current stars of the WNBA these days simply because they are tight restrictions on budgets as clubs are getting used to the professional aspect of basketball. This does not stop the clubs picking up Rookie WNBA players and ex NCAA players.

KB Sharp is in her 3rd year in France is the only regular from the WNBA, as Moeggenberg took a year out outside the new comers.

As much as I like these players I am not sure that they are enough to drive WNBA fans away from watching the Russia Super League.

Hope it answers your question.

PS: I am a fan of the EuroLeague Women

Tanisha Wright had 9 assists by the way
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PostPosted: 10/09/08 10:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Eurobasket, what do you know about Allison Vernerey? She is going to Duke next year.


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PostPosted: 10/09/08 11:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She is playing in NF1 his season that is the second division in France. She is not allowed to play in the LFB because of NCAA rules.
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PostPosted: 10/09/08 12:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

When will coaches learn that Kirby Copeland is NOT a point guard?

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PostPosted: 10/09/08 1:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
Was Van Gorp playing last season? Seems like I haven't heard her name for quite a while.


Speaking of Michele Van Gorp, here's an article from last month:
http://www.womensbasketball-in-france.com/lfb-team-roster-news-2008-2009-2.html

I know she was an assistant coach at Colgate University.

Colgate coaching profile from 2007:
http://www.gocolgateraiders.com/roster.asp?playerid=1039&sport=3&path=wbball

Sorry for being a little off-topic, but since we're on the subject of Van Gorp...Does anyone know the outcome of her medical malpractice lawsuit against the Minnesota Lynx in 2005? I haven't heard it in anyplace that I have read.


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PostPosted: 10/09/08 4:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
Was Van Gorp playing last season? Seems like I haven't heard her name for quite a while.


I think this is her first season playing basketball in a while.



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PostPosted: 10/09/08 6:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She last played in the 2004 season


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