NF1 Basketball news from round 19

There were many surprises in week 19 of the NF1 basketball season with top teams dropping points to teams in the lower half of the table.

Illkirch-Graffenstaden © SIG Amateur

The big winner of the round was Illkirch-Graffenstaden (SIG) as they overcame Armentières (73-62) in a dramatic match.

It is well known that the SIG has problems when playing clubs from the north of France. They lost to Armentières by 23 points earlier in the season.

The match was a roller coaster ride for both teams. The SIG led by 7 points by the end of the first period, while Armentières had the better of the second period to lead (38-37) at the interval.

Allison Vernerey © FC MulhouseThe third quarter was played at a slower place as both sides traded basket for basket to share the honours (20-20) going into the final period.

It could be argued that Armentières' journey to Strasbourg finally hit them in the final quarter or the rebounding efforts of Allison Vernerey (16 rebounds and 15 points) compared to Armentières' total 18 rebounds for the whole game.

With this victory the SIG joins three teams including Armentières in joint second place with a 14-5 record.

Nice's good form continues as they beat NF1 leaders Limoges (75-64). Nice did all the damage in the final period as they battered their guests (18-3). Once again Johanne Gomis led the scoring with 17 points.

Charleville-Mézières had a more comfortable evening in beating Voiron (74-59). Roche Vendeé were beaten in overtime by Pleyber-Christ (80-85).

Roche Vendée and Charleville-Mézières are the two other teams in joint second place.

  Club Points
1 Limoges 35
2 Roche Vendée 33
3 Charleville Mézières 33
4 Illkirch-Graffenstaden 33
5 Armentières 33
6 Toulouse 31
7 Strasbourg ABC 30
8 Nice Cavigal Olympic 28
9 Dunkerque Malo 27
10 Rennes Avenir 27
11 Etoile de Voiron 26
12 Ifs 25
13 CFBB (INSEP) 24
14 US Laveyron 24
15 Pleyber-Christ 24
16 US Colomiers 23

What else happened in NF1 Basketball

Colomiers dropped into last position after they lost at home to Toulouse (51-62).

Rennes consolidated their position in the middle of the table with a (87-78) victory against US Laveyron.

Ifs recorded their second consecutive victory in a closely fought game against the CFBB (62-57).

All the results from round nineteen for the Nationale Féminine 1 are listed below:

CFBB 57-62 Ifs

Illkirch-Graffenstaden 73-62 Armentières

Charleville-Mézières 74-59 Voiron

Colomiers 51-62 Toulouse

Pleyber Christ 85-80 Roche Vendée

Dunkerque 77-68 Strasbourg ABC

Nice 75-64 Limoges

Rennes 87-78 Laveyron

Look back at the NF1 Basketball news from round 18

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picture credits:

SIG Amateur
FC Mulhouse

Date: 08 February 2009

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