Emilie Gomis' return helps Villeneuve in LFB derby
Emilie Gomis (in picture) played her first game in the LFB this season for Villeneuve d'Ascq. She came on at the start of the second quarter in the derby match against Union Hainaut and scored with her first shot.
Gomis finished the game with 10 points, while her team-mate Olayinka Sanni top scored with 21 points as Villeneuve d'Ascq beat Union Hainaut (78-65).
Challes-les-Eaux' victory (80-49) against Toulouse Métropole Basket has resulted in the first relegation of the season.
Toulouse will not be able to finish higher than 13th place even if they win their remaining six games. So after two seasons in the elite they will return to the second division.
Challes-les-Eaux ended the game as a contest by the end of the first quarter leading (54-20).
During the second half of the match Aldo Corno (right) turned his bench allowing players from the basketball academy to play.
Bourges Basket did just enough to get past Tarbes (59-54).
Alain Jardel's team, despite trailing for most of the match, did not allow Bourges Basket a chance to build a big lead.
Tarbes almost upset their guests when Jelena Dubljevic levelled the score (54-54) with money-time approaching.
However Emméline Ndongue put Bourges back in the driving seat with 3 points before Anaël Lardy sealed the victory from the charity stripes.
Bourges need just one more victory to secure the LFB regular season title.
Charleville-Mézières lost Kristen Mann just before the interval. They gave Montpellier a scare before falling (63-66). Ana Lelas was the leading scorer for Montpellier with 18 points.
At the moment nothing is going right for Mondeville who fell at home (66-85) to Aix-en-Provence.
Basket Landes needed overtime to get past Nantes-Rezé (76-72). Jennifer Humphrey was once again the player of the match with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
In the final match of the weekend COB Calais lost at home to local rivals Arras (60-69).
Arras opened with a (6-0) start and dominated the first quarter (23-9)and had the LFB contest in their pocket by the interval (46-28).