As usual as the season draws to an end the battle for survival becomes more intense. Colomiers, Pleyber-Christ and US Laveyron all came away with victories at the bottom end of the table.
Colomiers beat Dunkerque (91-84) but almost blew a 20-point lead during the final quarter. was the match winner with 25 points.
US Laveyron trailed for most of their match against Voiron and required overtime to win (83-81).
Khadidiatou Gassama saved US Laveyron with 30 seconds to play in regulation time when she tied the match (73-73).
She then scored what turned out to be the winning basket in overtime (82-77).
US Laveyron are now on equal terms with Voiron with 9 victories each. Voiron stay out of the relegation zone due to a better head to head against US Laveyron.
Pleyber-Christ required a last quarter burst to secure the Brittany derby (77-57) against Rennes.
Ifs’ poor free-throw shooting 14-of-28 may have cost them the chance of beating Toulouse as they lost (59-65).
The CFBB who cannot be relegated were given a lesson in the art of rebounding by Allison Vernerey from Illkirch-Graffenstaden.
She finished the game with 21 rebounds and 11 points as the SIG won (76-52). Céline Schmitt-Sender was the top scorer with 23 points.
The CFBB came up with a surprise for this match by adding Sabrina Bouzenna to the roster. She was a member of the SIG U15 that won the French Championship last season 2007-2008.
The leaders stay on top of the NF1 basketball ladder
Limoges struggled in the first half of their mach against Roche Vendée (La Roche-sur-Yon) and allowed their guests to lead at the interval (37-39).
Then Limoges started to take control after the break and were leading (57-51) when the coaching staff from Roche Vendée picked up a technical foul.
Roche Vendée struggled after the incident and went into the final period traling (53-66).
The hosts controlled the last quarter and won the match with a comfortable advantage (84-65. They are just one win away from qualifying for the 2009 NF1 final four.
Armentières remain in second place after a hard fought victory against Strasbourg ABC (61-58). Virginie Brémont hit a 3-point buzzer beater from centre court to win the game.
The SIG remain in third place after their victory against the CFBB.
Charleville-Mézières completed a bad week for Nice with a comfortable victory (76-61).
Charleville were never in trouble during the game but only took control late in the second period after a series of 4 three-pointers as they ended the quarter with a 14-0 run.
Charleville-Mézières, Roche Vendée and Toulouse are in a three-way tie for 4th place.
All the results from round twenty-five for the Nationale Féminine 1 are listed below:
Limoges 84-65 Roche Vendeé
Armentières 61-58 Strasbourg ABC
Charleville Mézières 76-61 Nice
Ifs 59-65 Toulouse
US Laveyron 83-81 Voiron
Colomiers 91-84 Dunkerque
Pleyber-Christ 77-57 Rennes
Illkirch-Graffenstaden 76-52 CFBB
Look back at the NF1 Basketball news from round 24
NF1 basketball news picture credits:
Nice Cavigal Olympic
Date: 05 April 2009