May 1, 2018
Only one deciding game was needed on Tuesday and it was in the 4-5 series, which was anticipated to be close. It lived up to its billing as it looked like Landes was going to do enough at home behind Queralt Casas, but Lyon came back to force overtime and then prevailed 75-71 thanks to Geraldine Robert. They will now face top seed Bourges in Saturday’s semifinals series start while Charleville hosts Tarbes on Sunday. Both classification series start on Saturday as Landes will now host Nantes while Villeneuve and Lattes Montpellier will be fighting each other and immense disappointment about their postseasons.
Landes vs. Lyon 71-75(OT) LAN Casas 20/7r Ayim 17 Skoric 11 Bravard 8/7r Dumerc 5/7r/8a LYO Robert 23/10r Peters 12 Badiane 12 Salagnac 10 Allen 4/8r Allemand 4/6a
Lyon wins series 2-1
The game with no impact on the drop still ended up being rather close as Hainaut edged Mondeville 59-58. The game with real consequences went differently as Bernadette Ngoyisa helped Roche take a huge step towards safety with an 86-62 win over Nice.
Hainaut vs. Mondeville 59-58 HAI Bruner 17/11r Brown 14/7s MDV Hejdova 16 Gaucher 14/9r Mann 13/6r Djekjoundade 11/7r Berkani 2
Roche vs. Nice 86-62 RVB Ngoyisa 27/15r/7a Dia 18/11r McCray 14 Ivanovic 5 NIC Brunckhorst 19 Duchet 10 Cooper 8 Cornelie-Sigmundova 6
- Hainaut 7-2
- Mondeville 6-3
- Roche 3-6
- Nice 2-7