Charleville-Mézières say farewell to NF1 basketball
The long wait is over for Charleville-Mézières after securing the last NF1 basketball regular season title.
Romuald Yernaux, the coach from Charleville-Mézières had a tough evening in Dunkerque. His side dominated the first half and went into the locker room ahead (38-20).
Dunkerque played much better after the break. By the end of the third quarter they had reduced their deficit to 8 points (37-45).
Charleville-Mézières were unable to put a run together and with just under 30 seconds to play they only led by a single point (54-53).
However a three-pointer from Amel Bouderra in the closing seconds was enough for Charleville-Mézières to win the game (57-53) with their travelling supporters celebrating the promotion.
Belinda M'Boma led the Charleville attack with 19 points.
For Dunkerque to qualify for the NF1 basketball final four they must win their last two games and hope that Lyon BF and Illkirch-Graffenstaden lose.
Union Hainaut Basket did not have Clémence Beikes this weekend and fell apart in the final five minutes against Pleyber-Christ.
UHB-SA were leading (55-54) after a score by Laetitia Kamba. However her next action was to foul Naignouma Coulibaly. This was her 5th foul so she had to leave the game.
After her departure Pleyber-Christ outscored them (15-2) to win the game (71-57).
Coulibaly finished the game with 32 points and 22 rebounds. She was solid from the free-throw line in this game with 10-from-11.
The rest of the basketball news from Saturday
A victory for Voiron this weekend would have relegated CSP Rezé and US Laveyron this weekend and brought them closer to safety.
However Voiron fell at home (60-65) to CSP Rezé, while US Laveyron beat the CFBB (66-59).
In addition Charnay-lès-Mâcon lost at home to Illkirch-Graffendstaden (47-52).
This leaves CSP Rezé, Charnay-lès-Mâcon and US Laveyron all tied on 38 points. Voiron is one place above them with 40 points.
If Voiron wins one of the last two games, then they will remain in the second division and the three teams below them will face relegation.
In the play-off contest Roche Vendée are one victory away from qualification after winning on the road against Reims BF (75-71).
Lyon BF thrashed Tours (93-30) to stay in fourth place with a better point average over Illkirch-Graffenstaden. Mélanie Arnaud (pictured) from Lyon finished the game with 32 points.
In the last match of the weekend Rennes beat Nice BC 06 (91-76).
In the rearranged game from the 20th round played during the week US Laveyron ran out winners (72-51) against CSP Rezé.
All the NF1 basketball results from round 28 of the 2009-2010 season are listed below:
Reims BF 71 -75 Roche Vendée
Voiron 60-65 CSP Rezé
Pleyber-Christ 71–57 UHB-Saint-Amand
Tours 30–63 Lyon BF
Dunkerque Malo 53-57 Charleville-Mézières
Charnay et Mâcon 47-54 Illkirch-Graffenstaden
Rennes 91-76 Nice BC 06
CFBB 59-66 US Laveyron
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Basketball news picture credits:
Joel Philippon - Le Progress
Date created: 25 April 2010