Saturday, October 11, 2008
When Chioma Nnamaka, Bernadette Ngoyisa and Tiffany Stansbury combine for 13 points, what happens to Union Hainaut (4-1)?
Answer: they win by 18 points, in this case winning 70-52 at home against Mondeville (1-4). With Montpelier's loss to Aix-en-Provence, Union Hainaut sits by itself in third place in the French League.
It was a close-shooting game, with Union Hainaut shooting 44 percent compared to Mondeville's 40 percent. However, Hainaut easily won the battle of the boards 41-25, scoring 17 offensive rebounds to Mondeville's 10.
In terms of controlling the ball, neither team did a very good job. Both teams were almost equal in turnovers. Mondeville would end up sending Union Hainaut to the free throw line more often, giving 11 more chances for Union Hainaut to score at the free throw line. A 28-13 second quarter put Union Hainaut firmly in control.
Sabrina Reghaissa, a native French player, led all players with a double-double for Union Hainaut - 16 points and 10 rebounds. Tiffany Stansbury would come the closest to matching Reghaissa's performance, with six points and nine rebounds.
Chioma Nnamaka would score only four point in six shots. Bernadette Ngoyisa would score only three points.
For Mondeville, Lenae Williams would lead all scorers with 16 points. Williams was a graduate of DePaul university and played briefly for the Indiana Fever in 2002. Naura El Gargati scored seven points and five rebounds. Nyree Roberts, who played for the Houston Comets in 1998 and the Washington Mystics in 1999, added three points.
The link is here, and you know that I'll try to find pictures.