LF2 basketball news; The season is not over yet but coaches know their fate
The basketball news from the second division in the last couple of weeks has been about who will coach which club next season and which clubs have the resources to survive in the LFB.
Mathieu Chauvet (in photo) the head coach of Roche Vendée will not be able to fulfil his dream of taking a club into the LFB next season because no matter what happens in the NF1 final four he will not be coaching Roche Vendée next season.
His present contract which comes to an end in June will not be renewed by the club.
Chauvet has had three winning seasons in the second division with the club and led them to the final four last season.
Chauvet was able to say bye bye in his own way to the home fans for his last home game of the season with Roche Vendée beating Limoges (56-37).
Another coach on his way out is Francis Jordane from Perpignan. He will be replaced by François Gomez, the former coach of Tarbes.
The rest of the basketball news
Cavigal Nice Basket 06 are going from strength to strength as the regular season is coming to an end. They beat Lyon (63-51) after blowing the game apart with a 21-9 third-quarter blitz.
Reims cruised to victory against the CFBB (67-35).
Marie Ruzickova and Leina Badiane combined for 38 points as Perpignan won on the road (62-61) against Pleyber-Christ.
Dunkerque got an important victory (64-59) against Voiron with Mariame Dia's (left) 23 points and 10 rebounds as the deciding factor in the game.
Dunkerque's last two games of the season are against Illkirch-Graffenstaden and Al Aplemont Le Havre. If Dunkerque suffers defeats in both games it could mean that they are relegated.
Al Aplemont Le Havre keep their hopes high of avoiding the drop with a victory against Illkirch-Graffenstaden (65-59).
Le Havre are just one point behind the SIG in the standings and if they can draw level on points by the end of the season they would finish ahead of them.
The SIG play Dunkerque next week in a match they need to win. If they can beat Dunkerque by more than 5 points then they will be in a better position at the end of the season as they would finish on levels points.
With Angers beating Rennes (80-69) makes the whole relegation picture more complex because Rennes can still escape the drop. However they must win the final two games of the season while Le Havre and the SIG end up losing.