Ligue Féminine de Basketball News from round 24 Relegation for Cavigal Nice
For Cavigal Nice the survival in the Ligue Féminine de Basketball has mathematically come to an end this weekend.
The "Niss Angels" lost on the road to Lyon (66-67) and as a result cannot catch Lyon or Aix-en-Provence to escape the relegation zone.
However the quest for the final LFB championship place is getting more exciting with two games remaining in the regular season. Four teams are tied for fifth place, one game behind USO Mondeville that are currently alone in fourth place.
With the four-game winning streak over for Tarbes, they cannot afford to lose again if they hope to keep their place in the elite.
The rest of the news from round 24 of Ligue Féminine de Basketball
Challes-les-Eaux showed that they can play and win without Mistie Mims playing. They hammered Villeneuve d'Ascq (90-66) with a solid team performance in which all the first-team players scored. The three players from their academy played at the end of the match without scoring.
Emilija Podrug (in picture) led the way with 22 points and 5 assists. Anäel Lardy's shoulder is much better and she fired in 17 points while dishing out 3 assists. Danielle Page and Romy Bär both scored 15 points while Alexia Plagnard helped herself to 12 points.
Challes-les-Eaux stepped on the turbo in the third quarter with a 27-13 run to knock off the challenge of Villeneuve d'Ascq.
Sidney Spencer (9-from-10 shots), Emilie Gomis and Olayinka Sanni all finished with double-digit scores with 19, 15 and 14 points each.
Charleville-Mézières kept their hopes alive of a play-off spot with a road victory against Aix-en-Provence (50-45).
It was a defensive game and scoring was difficult with just 32% success for the whole game. Aix would have had to win in order to improve their chances of leaving the relegation battle.
Hainaut Basket needed overtime to beat Basket Landes (75-72).
Hainaut Basket were just five seconds away from winning the game in regulation time before Allison Hightower popped to send the game into overtime.
Hainaut Basket scored the first 8 points in overtime and strolled to victory. Basket Landes were not having a good day with the officials: Olivier Lafargue picked up a technical foul and three players fouled out.