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Group:  D | 16.08.2008, 20:00h
Group:  D | 16.08.2008, 20:00h
69-47
24 - 918 - 1313 - 1114 - 14
24 - 918 - 1313 - 1114 - 14
Venue: Sulmona |
Spectators: 500 |
Referees: Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Marcello Reatto (ITA), Nikolaos Papadimitriou (GRE)

GAME REPORT


France Find First Win

France found their premier win in the competition with a 69-47 victory over Georgia on the last game of the day in Group D.

With this win France stands on a 1-1 record while Georgia dropped to 0-2.

Valentin Mauve scored 15 points for France, 12 of them in the first half. Mahomed Diakite added ten with six boards.

Nodar Tenieshvili scored 11 for Georgia.

"The final score might show it was an easy game for us but that wasn't really the case," commented the French Head Coach Tahar Assed-Liegeon.

"Georgia is a tough team and they fight all the time. We had a wider rotation and advantage in the physical sense and that made the difference between us."

The French squad used an 8-0 run to leave Georgia behind right from the start on the way to a 16 point first quarter lead.

Mauve carried France to another run in the second quarter as the gap crossed the 20 points barrier already, and the break saw France up 42-22.

Georgia tried to avoid another big loss, but the French squad kept using fresh energy from the bench, dominate the rebound (47-29) on the way to their first win in Sulmona.

France will face Israel tomorrow while Georgia will look for the first win in a battle against Russia.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

37.9%

22/58
FG
M/A

27.1%

13/48

48.6%

17/35
FG2P
M/A

29.2%

7/24

21.7%

5/23
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

6/24

60.6%

20/33
FT
M/A

57.7%

15/26

47

18/29
RT
RO/RD

29

10/19

8

AS

0

21

TO

22

7

ST

9

0

BS

0

26

PF

23

69

Pts

47

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