Both home teams looked to clinch their series on Friday. Top seed Lattes Montpellier did so with minimal fuss against Charleville with a 60-41 win. Bourges took a little longer to pull past Villeneuve, but also completed a sweep with a 62-45 win. The recent league powerhouses will have another chance to play for a trophy as the best of three series will run on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
May 6, 2016
Lattes Montpellier vs. Charleville 60-41 MTP Ayayi 15/8r Halman 11 O’Hea 6/6r CHM DeVaughn 10/9r Mosqueda-Lewis 7 Berezhynska 6 Mestdagh 3
Lattes Montpellier wins series 2-0
Bourges vs. Villeneuve 62-45 BRG Salagnac 15 Leedham 13 Dumerc 11 Page 5 Hodges 2 VIL Gomis 18 Kaltsidou 12 Mahoney 4
Bourges wins series 2-0
Two home teams tried to end their series on Thursday. Margaux Gaillou-Loko and Nantes refused to be eliminated as they beat Hind Ben Abdelkader and Nice 80-65. Landes was able to advance after an 83-72 win over Lyon. There was a good battle in the post as Miranda Ayim and Dajana Butulija battled inside. There will be one more game on Saturday to resolve the other series.
Nice vs. Nantes 65-80 NIC Ben Abdelkader 20 Diawara 13/12r Bar 12 Anderson 9/6r Hurt 8/7r Dabo 0 NAN Gaillou-Loko 25 Casas 17/7a Plouffe 11/11r Thorburn 10 Putnina 2
Series tied 1-1
Landes vs. Lyon 83-72 LAN Ayim 20 LeGluher-Cano 13 Sliskovic 12/8r Plagnard 11/7a Guzman 7 Basko-Melnbarde 7 LYO Butulija 20 Niamke 19 Williams 11/6r Ervin 6/8r
Landes wins series 2-0