NF1 basketball getting ready for the change

It became official during the week that NF1 basketball disappears at the end of the season.

From 2010-2011 the championship will be renamed "Ligue 2 (L2)" and in 2011-2012 the sixteen format will be replaced by a fourteen championship.

The lower league structure also changes next season, which will have an effect for the clubs relegated at the end of this season.

Tours (TVL) had jubilated last on 24 October 2009 when they had won a NF1 basketball match against Nice BC 06 (64-60) at home. They finally had another victory on Saturday 20 March 2010 by beating CSP Rezé (61-55).

 Sébastien Nivet   © TVL Sébastien Nivet (left), the coach from TVL, explained after the match that his players had played with their hearts, had never given up and had worked so hard defensively. He was not concerned by the overall performance of Rezé because the victory had not come easy.

The game was a tight affair and with 90 seconds to play the teams were level (55-55). But for once Tours had the better of the finish.

This victory takes them off the bottom of the table and lifts the players' spirits before they take on Roche Vendée on Wednesday.

In the other game between teams in the relegation zone, Charnay-lès-Mâcon beat US Laveyron in an ill-tempered game (66-64).

US Laveyron, playing at home, despite having the better of the first three quarters led by just a single point going into the final quarter (47-46).

Charnay-lès-Mâcon turned things around with five minutes to play by going on a 7-0 run to lead (61-54) with three minutes to play.

The game was always physical and with about 20 seconds left to play with the guests in front (64-61), everything exploded.

Elodie Decker and Cristel Dumas were ejected from Charnay-lès-Mâcon while Rasa Zemantauskaite picked herself from the floor.

Once the calm was restored and the resulting free-throws were taken, Charnay-lès-Mâcon held on for a precious victory (66-64).

The rest of the news from NF1 basketball

 Charleville-Mézières   © flammesbasketcarolo

Charleville-Mézières move two games clear at the top of the table after beating Rennes (72-49). Carine Contessi and Djéné Diawara with 16 and 14 points respectively led the Charleville attack.

Union Hainaut Basket fell at home to Reims BF (61-66). UHB-SA, ahead (61-60) with just under five minutes to play, failed to score again.

Manon Sinico gave Reims the lead for good with the last points from open play, a three-pointer with three minutes left to play.

Zuzana Gujaraidze led the attack for Reims with 20 points.

Nice BC 06 held off Dunkerque (86-78) with Emilie Silbande-Petiteau and Jeanne Senghor-Sy scoring 28 and 23 points respectively.

Lyon BF appear to like keeping their supporters in suspense as they waited for 32 minutes before taking hold of the game against Voiron.

With the game all square (32-32), Lyon went on a 8-0 run and stayed in front to win (75-70) with four players in double digits.

Pleyber-Christ fell at home for the second week, this time Roche Vendée walked away with the victory (71-64).

Illkirch-Graffenstaden returned to the top four with a victory against the CFBB (67-53).

All the NF1 basketball results from round 24 of the 2009-2010 season are listed below:

Rennes 49-72 Charleville-Mézières

UHB-Saint-Amand 61-66 Reims BF

Nice BC 06 86-78 Dunkerque Malo

Pleyber-Christ 64-71 Roche Vendée

Lyon BF 75-70 Voiron

CFBB 53-67 Illkirch-Graffendstaden

Tours (TVL) 61-55 CSP Rezé

US Laveyron 64-66 Charnay-et-Mâcon

Round 23: CFBB surprised Pleyber-Christ

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Basketball news picture credits:
Tours (TVL)

Date created: 21 March 2010

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