A week after winning the Afrobasket championship, Nigerian international Ezinne Kalu begins the new French Women’s Basketball season on a winning note as Landerneau BB beats Lyon 64-71 in their opener.

Evelyn Akhator records 8 points and 5 rebounds for Flammes Carolo, who couldn’t beat Lattes Montpellier, losing 60-51. Despite score for a large part of the meeting by inspired Flames (15-17, 10 ‘then 26-34 at the break), Montpellier reversed the trend in the last quarter (38-41, 30’) . Evelyn Akhator and her friends failed to stop a gala BLMA which found the key thanks to Olivia Epoupa (19 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals) and Haley Peters (14pts, 10rbds ).

Women’s League – Day 1
Bourges – Roche Vendée 80-82
Charnay – Villeneuve d’Ascq 46-90
Saint-Amand – Angers 58-73
Lyon – Landerneau 64-71
Tarbes – Basket Landes 55-66