Lattes Montpellier celebrated LFB title. They nipped Bourges in the thrilling third game of the Finals to conquer the trophy. Anael Lardy sank two free throws late in regulation to help Lattes Montpellier to the victory. Bourges was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Lattes Montpellier forced 24 Bourges turnovers. It was a great evening for the former international center Elodie Godin (191-85, agency: Comsport) who led her team to a victory scoring 12 points and 9 rebounds. International guard Anael Lardy (170-87, agency: Comsport) helped adding 13 points. Lattes Montpellier's coach Valery Demory used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Paoline Salagnac (176-84, agency: Josep and Nicolas) with 19 points and 4 assists and British Johannah Leedham (180-87, college: Franklin Pierce) scored 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Top scorers: Lattes Montp.: A.Lardy 13+1ast, E.Godin 12+9reb+3ast, G.Skrela 9+1reb+2ast, J.O'Hea 9+2reb, V.Ayayi 8+3reb+1ast, A.Foisse 4 Bourges: P.Salagnac 19+3reb+4ast, J.Leedham 14+7reb+5ast, C.Dumerc 10+5reb+4ast, D.Page 7+2reb+1ast, S.Chevaugeon 5+1reb, L.Hodges 4+2reb
Lattes Montpellier earn Cup title - May 1, 2016
Lattes Montpellier - Bourges 68:57
Lattes Montpellier defended the French Cup title. They overcame Bourges for the trophy. Valerianne Ayayi (185-F-94, agency: Comsport) posted 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead the winners. Bourges jumped ahead early in the game. They posted a 20:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Montpellier stepped up the tempo in the second term. They accounted for a 40:34 halftime lead. Montpellier limited their opponents to just 8 points in the third term to gain an 8-point lead. Montpellier protected the advantage throughout the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Mame-Marie Sy-Diop (185-F-85) accounted for 13 points, while Anael Lardy (170-G-87, agency: Comsport) added 11 points for the winners. Johannah Leedham (180-SF-87, college: Franklin Pierce) and Danielle Page (188-F-86, college: Nebraska) responded with 13 points each for Bourges.
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