Orleans and Lyon-Villeurbanne will meet in the finals

ImageThe 2 teams clinched a position in the French league's final series after beating Le Mans and Nancy respectivelly. The first game of the finals will be held the 20th of June in Lyon.

Orleans started the game poorly and after having a really bad 2nd quarter where they scored mere 6 points while cashing in 12, they were behind at halftime 23-28. Twenty eight points in 20' minutes though for Le Mans was no great performance either so there was much room for improvement in the 2nd half. And so it happened for both teams, yet Orleans was marginally better and won the game 66-60, advancing to the finals.

Brian Greene had 14 points, to be followed by Adrien Moerman with 13 and Anthony Dobbins with 11 for the winners. Bobby Dixon's 21 and Dewarick Spencer's 15 points were not enough for the guests.

In the other semifinal everything was looking good for Nancy up untill the end of the 3rd quarter where they were up by 9. It is dificult however to win such a game by scoring just 4 (!!) points in the final quarter. Lyon-Villeurbanne took advantage of that and won the game 62-56.

For Lyon-Villeurbanne, Jeanneau, Traore and Campbell had 10 each while for the visiting team Jeff Greer scored 14, Lamayn Wilson 13 and Akin Akingbala 10.