USO Mondeville didn't beat the United States women in their friendly on Monday night but they did make a strong impression on the most dominating team in international basketball.
The United States women went on a 13-0 spurt late in the first quarter to pull away from the French team and eventually posted an 87-66 victory.
USO Mondeville face one of the biggest tests in women's basketball on Monday when they host the all-conquering Team USA at the Halle des Sports Pierre Beregovoy.
The US have been on an incredible gold medal run since their title at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 with triumphs in all of the Games and FIBA World Championships since.
Gambrinus Sika Brno swept into the quarter-finals of the EuroLeague Women with their second mauling this week of USO Mondeville Basket.
Looking to make it back to the championship game where they were denied last season by Volgaburmash, Brno followed up their 62-44 home triumph with a 92-58 victory at Mondeville.
The players of both Gambrinus Sika Brno and USO Mondeville have had better games in the EuroLeague Women, according to both coaches.
Gambrinus prevailed 62-44 on Tuesday, and winning coach Jan Bobrovsky said: "My players did not have enough self confidence in the first half. We prepared for the pressure of French high-fliers Mondeville but we made too many turnovers despite that.
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Nearest airport: Aéroport Paris Roissy Charles De Gaule (230 km)
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