The basketball news from the 21st African Championship for Women (Afrobasket) is not great news for clubs in NF1 as all the clubs with players in the competition lost this weekend.
Union Hainaut Basket Saint Amand (UHB-SA) held off Charleville-Mézières (68-64) in an evenly contested match.
Charleville were without Djéné Diawara who is playing for Senegal at the moment in Madagascar . However they were able to play Elena Vishnyakova in her place.
The match was an exciting affair with the lead changing hands 14 times. UHB-SA had the advantage in the paint. Despite spending most of the game behind they were able to turn things around in the last five minutes to win (68-64).
The match winners for UHB-SA was Laëtitia Kamba (above in picture) with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Clémence Beikes and Dasa Krasnockova added 14 and 10 points each.
Sarra Ouerghi and Carine Contessi scored 17 points each in defeat.
Dunkerque remain the only other team undefeated after spending most of the game chasing after the score against their hosts Pleyber-Christ to win (71-66).
Pleyber-Christ led from the eighth minute of the game until the 36th. They had a maximum lead of 11 points.
But when Bénédicte Fombonne (right) hit a shot from the land of many for Dunkerque with just under four minutes to play to take the lead (61-60) it was all over for the hosts.
Fombonne hit a shot from the land of many for Dunkerque with just under four minutes to play to take the lead (61-60) it was all over for the hosts.
Sonia Adler fired in a second trey and Marianne Dia continued to cause havoc in the paint. Aude Kernevez did all she could for the hosts to try and save the game but it was not enough.
Maybe if Naignouma Coulibaly was not playing for Mali at AfoBasket the result might have been different.
The rest of NF1 basketball news from round 5
llkirch-Graffenstaden got back to winning ways with a road victory (81-71) against Lyon.
Marie-Noémie Privet was the match winner for the SIG with 20 points. She also drew 8 fouls.
Rennes also won on the road against Reims (70-60). Reims were without Fatou Dieng who is also playing for Senegal.
Her side, Reim ran out of energy during the last quarter and allowed a possible victory to escape them.
Roche Vendée fired their way past Nice BC 06 (82-69).Nice added Laurence Cayot to the roster during the week while it appears that Laura Dessert is no longer with the club.
Voiron held off a spirited display by the CFBB to win (75-61). Nice and the CFBB are still waiting for their first win of the season.
Elsewhere CSP Rezé beat US Laveyron on the buzzer for their first home victory of the season (75-73) and Val de Loire (Tours) were taken all the way by Charnay-les-Mâcons before winning (82-80).
All the results from the fifth round of games in 2009-2010 for the Nationale Féminine 1 are listed below:
Reims 60-70 Rennes Voiron 75-61 CFBB CSP Rezé 75-73 US Laveyron Roche Vendée 82-69 Nice BC 06 Pleyber-Christ 66-71 Dunkerque Lyon 71- 81Illkirch-Graffenstaden Tours 82-80 Charnay-lès-Mâcon Union Hainaut Saint Amand 68-64 Charleville Mézières