Can Montpellier qualify for the
LFB championship play-offs?

Lattes Montpellier's LFB qualification is in their hands after beating Tarbes (63-55) in a match they could not afford to lose.

Tarbes got off to a better start with the first 5 points coming form Pauline Lo and Roneeka Hodges.

Virginie Bremont © LFB   Montpellier did not panic and went in the lead for good (12-11) with just over seven minutes played in the first quarter. They led by 12 points going into the interval (39-12).

Tarbes fought back during the second half. With three minutes left to play they trailed (55-59). But Virginie Bremont (in picture) controlled the rebounds and scored the last points of the match to secure the victory.

Montpellier will play Bourges in the final game of the LFB regular season. A victory will secure them a place in the final four. However if they are defeated then their fate will depend on other results and the calculator.

The rest of the LFB news from Saturday

LFB Logo © LFB   Nantes-Rezé travelled to Toulouse and ended the game as a contest by the end of the first quarter (26-9). They went on to win (83-39) with all 10 players getting on the score sheet.

Basket Landes escaped from Union Hainaut Basket with the victory (61-53) and are secured a minimum sixth place finish at the end of the regular season.

Nantes-Rezé can still finish in the top 4 provided they win their final game of the season and other teams lose.

For Basket Landes the equation is even more complicated. But provided Nantes-Rezé and Montpellier lose and they win then they will finish fourth.

Arras do not know how to win any more and unfortunately their supporters take it on the officials and on the opponents. Arras led Bourges Basket (19-11) by the end of the first quarter.

Bruno Blier, the coach from Arras, picked up a technical foul late in the second quarter and his team then collapsed. Bourges scored 12 unanswered points to go into the locker room (37-34) ahead.

The game never took off and was not pleasant to watch but Bourges remained focused and held on to win (68-62).

Challes-les-Eaux had five players in double digits in their victory on the road against Mondeville (69-62). Challes-les-Eaux are now in second place.

Charleville-Mézières gave their supporters a treat in beating the most entertaining team in recent games COB Calais (73-66).

Villeneuve d'Ascq dominated Aix-en-Provence (82-59) to close round 25 of the LFB.

LFB results of round 25:

Lattes-Montpellier 63-55 Tarbes

Lattes-Montpellier: Virginie Bremont 13 (4 steals), Alicia Poto 3, Iva Perovanovic 10, Cyrielle Hugues DNP, Mathilde Roche DNP, Ana Lelas 11, Gaëlle Skrela 2, Sandra Dijon-Gérardin 8, Ines Ajanovic 9, Fatimatou Sacko 7

Tarbes: Roneeka Hodges 12, Ivanka Matic 2, Pauline Lo 8, Biljana Pavicevic 0, Isis Arrondo 0, Naura El Gargati 8, Florence Lepron 10 (5 assists), Darline Nsoki 0, Brooke Smith 14

Toulouse 39-83 Nantes-Rezé

Toulouse: Lou Mataly 0, Jessie de Colo 0, Camille Aubert 2, Chandrea Jones 7, Emilie Maurice 7, Leslie Matanga 0, Lola de Angelis 2, Shanavia Dowdell 16, Suzanna Milovanovic 5

Nantes-Rezé: Florine Basque 8, Caroline Aubert 3 (5 assists), Joyce Cousseins-Smith 7, Mélanie Plust 10, Allison Hightower 4, Yuliya Andreyeva 9, Mame-Marie Sy-Diop 12, Lindsay Taylor 15, Sabine Niedola 7, Emilija Podrug 8

Union Hainaut 53-61 Basket Landes

Union Hainaut: Amanda Jackson 7, Emilie Duvivier 2, Clémence Beikes 15, Emilie Silbande-Petiteau 6, Noémie Lemaire 0, Céline Girard DNP, Laëtitia Kamba 10, Elsa Martins 0, Alison Bales 10

Basket Landes: Aminata Konate 0, Katarina Manic 6, Bineta Diouf 3, Anaïs Le Gluher 4, Julie Barennes 9, Tamera Young 22, Marion Laborde 5, Laurie Lapeyre DNP, Jennifer Humphrey 12 (11 rebounds)

Arras 62-68 Bourges Basket

Arras: Leilani Mitchell 16, Laury Aulnette DNP, Krissy Badé 7, Sarah Michel 7, Johanne Gomis 5, Olesia Malashenko 2, Adja Konteh 4, Marielle Amant 2, Aija Putnina 3, Pauline Akonga N’Simbo 16

Bourges Basket: Anaël Lardy 6, Maja Miljkovic 3, Nwal-Endéné Miyem 5, Styliani Kaltsidou 12, Jennifer Digbeu 11, Catherine Joens 6, Paoline Salagnac 11, Emméline Ndongue 6, Ilona Burgrova 8

Challes-les-Eaux 69-62 USO Mondeville

Challes-les-Eaux: Romy Bär 15, Bianca Thomas 13, Alexia Plagnard 0 (12 rebounds), Sabrina Palie 0, Mistie Williams-Bass 12, Magali Lacroix 12, Clarisse Costaz 13, Jennifer Fleischer 4

USO Mondeville: Touty Gandega 0, Anne-Sophie Pagnier 7, Esther Niamké-Moisan 0, Aija Brumermane 2, K. B. Sharp 11, Lenae Williams 12, Yacine Séné 3, Pauline Thizy DNP, Aurélie Bonnan 7, Valeriya Berezhynska 19

Charleville-Mézières 73-66 COB Calais

Charleville-Mézières: Amel Bouderra 14 (6 assists), Belinda Mboma 11, Sarra Ouerghi 2, Alexia Kusion 3, Ekaterina Dimitrova 7, Kristen Mann 10 (10 rebounds), Djéné Diawara 22 (10 rebounds), Eléonore Grossemy 0, Patrycja Gulak-Lipka 4

COB Calais: N'Deye N'Diaye 17 (10 rebounds), Sylvie Gruszczynski 11, Mélanie Devaux DNP, Aurélie Cibert 16, Mélanie Arnaud 6, Manon Sinico DNP, Pelagia Papamichail 4, Brigitte Ardossi 12, Marine Capon 0

Aix-en-Provence 59-82 Villeneuve d'Ascq

Aix-en-Provence: Emmanuelle Gorjeu 5, Claire Tomaszewski 1, Zoi Dimitrakou 9, Isabelle Strunc 0, Anaïs Viale 2, Natalie Hurst 16, Sabrina Réghaïssia 4, Carren Gay 8, Hollie Grima 14

Villeneuve d'Ascq: Carine Paul 2, Ingrid Tanqueray 5, Marjorie Carpréaux 3, Laurie Datchy 4, Elodie Gomis 12, Carla Thomas 10, Olayinka Sanni 26, Elodie Bertal 16, Adrijana Knezevic 4

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