NF1 round 25 comeback from Limoges ABC en Limousion
Pleyber-Christ were left with no option but to win their home tie against Limoges and raced out to a (18-7) lead by the end of the first period. Although the home side had more of Possession the ball in the second period they could only take a 15-point advantage into the interval (40-25).
Limoges then were all over the place during the first six minutes of the third period and allowed their hosts to stretch their lead (54-30).
Limoges, having won their last four matches, managed to reduce their deficit by the end of third quarter (56-39).
The guests continued to bring the score down in the final period. With six minutes remaining they only trailed by 9 points (58-67). They eventually drew level (72-72) and went briefly in front. Yet Pleyber-Christ tied the game (74-74) to take the match into overtime.
Limoges held out to take the match (81-79) to record their fifth consecutive victory. Unfortunately for Pleyber-Christ this defeat confirms their relegation.
Marseille beat La Roche (91-81). Like Pleyber-Christ they Marseille are also officially relegated.
Voiron and Lyon, the other clubs in the bottom four lost to Armentières (101-61) and to Dunkerque (62-55) respectively.
For the rest of the NF1 round news, Charleville were taken all the way against Rennes before imposing (71-67).
Kuki Radunovic was on fire for Racing Strasbourg as they beat Lot et Garonne (71-65), while the leader Rezé Nantes had no problems beating the CFBB (INSEP) (63-47).
Nice's defeat against Basket Landes (86-66) will be quickly forgotten. Tragedy hit the club this weekend when one member of their U18 team were killed in a car accident on their way back from their match against Montpellier.