Lyon BF are almost in the LFB

Lyon BF were given a real test of life in the LFB by Armentières and Mia Fisher in an exciting finish.

Fisher who made her return for Armentières went on a scoring with 7 consecutive points for her side to go in front (58-57) with just over two minutes to play.

Marie-Frédérique Ayissi added 2 more points for the guests, for their largest lead of the game (60-57).

Geraldine Bertal © Dominique BentejacHowever the hero of the day with 27 points was Geraldine Bertal (in picture) who reduced the deficit before a shot from down-town by Candyce Sellers tied the game (62-62).

Both sides turned the ball over before Charline Servage added a couple of points from the free-throw line.

Armentières had one more chance to take the game into overtime but Fisher's attempt failed to drop.

This was the second defeat for Armentières this week as they lost in mid-week to Pau Lacq Orthez (47-58) in the rearranged match from round 13.

After 7 victories, these two defeats have more or less ended the chance of qualifying for the final four.

Rest of the news from week 23

Geraldine Bertal © Dominique BentejacJenny Fouasseau (in picture) is back to her best and fired in 22 points for Reims BF as they held off Voiron (81-78) in a close finish.

Reims went into the final quarter leading (67-52) but then had to cope with the three-point shooting from Voiron's Mélanie Venier.

Venier hit four times from behind the arc during the last 10 minutes but missed her last effort to take the game into overtime.

Roche Vendée had a slow start against Perpignan and trailed at the interval (22-29). They started to play better in the third quarter and went into the final one level (42-42).

Then Roche Vendée dominated their opponents while conceding 6 points to win (68-48). Victoria Mircheva and Sylvania Grelier both scored 13 points.

Roche Vendée and Reims remain in second and third place respectively and will meet each other next weekend.

Nice showed no mercy to Le Harve with a comfortable (67-45) victory and remain in fourth place.

Limoges, with three players in double digits, beat Pau Lacq Orthez (67-57) while Pleyber-Christ won on the road against Angers (68-55).

Clémentine Samson © 20 MinutesLimoges, Pleyber-Christ and Voiron cannot afford to drop any more games if they hope to sneak into the LF2 play-offs.

Two seasons ago the SIG were offered a chance to play in the LFB and declined, they are now fighting to stay in LF2. They have to thank Aline Fischbach's three-point buzzer beater in beating the CFBB (59-58). She had a total of 23 points.

Rennes's financial future is not secure but they put this behind as they walloped Dunkerque (77-60) with Clémentine Samson (right) scoring 26 points.

Results of week 23:

Rennes 77-60 Dunkerque Malo
Limoges 67-57 Pau Lacq Orthez
Roche-Vendée 68-48 Perpignan
Angers 55-68 Pleyber-Christ
Lyon BF 64-62 Armentières
Reims BF 81-78 Voiron
CFBB 58-59 Illkirch-Graffenstaden
Nice 67-45 Le Havre

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LFB 2 picture credits:
Dominique Bentejac
Reims BF
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Date created: 06 March 2011

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