Caroline Nestor-Deininger returns to NF1 basketball
There were no surprises in the 24th round of the NF1 basketball season.
All six teams at the top of the table won while the teams at the bottom finished up losing.
There were some good news for Caroline Nestor-Deininger (right) who made her first appearance for the season for Illkirch-Graffenstaden.
She had ACL surgery at the beginning of the season.
She played for about five minutes against Rennes and scored her first points of the season.
Djéné Diawara has recovered from her stress fracture and played for Strasbourg ABC against her former club Limoges.
Despite her 20 points and 13 rebounds, it was Limoges that won the match (72-70).
Strasbourg ABC, playing at home, led (69-67) with 40 seconds left to play in the match.
Bertrand Parvaud, the coach, called for a time-out and drew up a three-point play for Barbara Cousin.
Strasbourg ABC decided to maintain their zone defence and Limoges worked the ball to Cousin who connected from the land of many for Limoges to regain the lead
There was still 37 seconds to play and Djawara was to bring the teams level once again from the free-throw line by splitting a pair before Cousin (13 points) gave Limoges the victory with two free-throws.
For Limoges Carol Duval (left) and Frédérique Ayissi also finished in double digits with 15 and 17 points each.
Limoges requires one more victory to book their ticket for the NF1 Basketball final four.
Armentières in second place pushed aside Voiron (85-45) with Virgine Bremont leading the way with 21 points.
Rennes had the opportunity to move away from relegation zone for good in their home match against Illkirch-Graffenstaden.
They led (34-33) at the interval but then suffered in the paint allowing Allison Verneray (19 points and 14 rebounds) to dominate as the SIG raced to victory (75-60).
The SIG remain in third place.
Roche Vendée remain in fourth position after dominating the second half of their match against Ifs to win (83-62).
Toulouse struggled to find their game against US Laveyron.
Despite leading by 11 points going into the final period they had to fight all the way for the victory (72-67).
Charleville-Mézières were never in any trouble as they beat the CFBB (76-48) to stay in sixth place.
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Nice Cavigal Olympic
Etoile de Voiron
Dunkerque had suffered a major set back against Pleyber-Christ last season and it has taken them almost a year to recover.
This time around Dunkerque did not allow their guests a chance and won (85-62) with 19 points coming from Dace Brumermane.
Nice are out of the play-off picture and already everybody is talking about the existence of the club next season.
On the court they overcame Colomiers (71-69) in what turned out to be a crazy match.
Nice led (20-8) after only seven minutes but then lost their way which allowed their guests to come into the game.
All the same Nice went into the locker room leading (32-27).
The quality of the game did not get any better and the two teams were level (65-65) with just over two minutes left in the game.
Johanne Gomis got the home side out of jail with a three-pointer as Nice went on to win (71-69).
With six games left to play nothing has changed at the bottom end of the table.
All the results from round twenty-four for the Nationale Féminine 1 are listed below: