After the 2006-2007 season, Mourenx failed to meet the financial requirements for the LFB and as a result were withdrawn from the League.
Mourenx appealed to the highest court of arbitration in France and won their appeal because they showed that they had backers and sponsors to cover the costs of running the club.
Anyway at the end of the 2007-2008 Mourenx finished last in the LFB and went into administration and does not exist today.
A new club has since been formed in Mourenx called Pau-Lacq-Orthez and currently plays in NF3.
At the end of last season Clermont-Ferrand were refused by the LFB a place in the FIBA EuroCup because they did not fulfil all the requirements of the LFB.
This was just the start of their problems because they lost some Sponsors and the day before the season was to tip-off the club's future was in doubt.
The LFB management allowed them to stay in the competition but with a reduced roster and hence Lourdes Pelaez San Gil (left in picture who eventually left the club) and Elena Nikipolskaia were not issued licenses to play.
Clermont-Ferrand has since gone into administration and Emma Randall (right), who is the leading scorer in the LFB, has also left the club.
The current situation at Clermont-Ferrand is something that the LFB has wanted to avoid and as a result they had an emergency meeting with the presidents of all the clubs and have come up with some measures.
1. Clubs that do not meet the financial requirements for the League will be relegated.
2. Any club that did not meet certain financial targets by 31 December 2008 will not be allowed to play in European Basketball competitions next season (EuroLeague Women and EuroCup Women).
Asptt Arras, despite losing to Bourges Basket (44-63) can still finish the season in fourth place.
Arras who were playing away from home refused to be intimidated by Bourges and trailed by only 2 points after three minutes of play (5-7).
Arras kept up the pressure and went in front briefly after Leilani Mitchell connected from beyond the arc (12-11).
However Ana Lelas enabled Bourges Basket to win the first period (13-12).
Lelas and Ana Cata-Chitiga (left) allowed Bourges to open up an advantage early in the second period (20-12). Bourges led by as many as 10 points at one stage.
Mitchell and Marielle Amant were to bring Arras back to within 3 points of Bourges before Céline Dumerc hit a period-ending buzzer beater three-pointer for the hosts (33-27).
The third quarter started slowly with Bourges extending their lead (40-32) with 25 minutes played. Bourges did the rest of their scoring from the free-throw line (8-of-8) to go into the final period with a 12-point lead (48-36).
Arras were unable to find the energy to come back allowing Bourges to extend their advantage to 19 points by the end of the game.