France79-66

31-22, 16-21, 17-13, 15-10

Poland

 

Date: 21.09.2003, 21:30hGroup:  AVenue:   Pyrgos (GRE) Spectators: 600
Referees:  Daniel Hierrezuelo (ESP), Sergiy Chebyshev (UKR)
TEAM LEADERS
France Poland
Nathalie Lesdema (28)PtsAgnieszka Bibrzycka (17)
Audrey Sauret-Gillespie (8)RebMalgorzata Dydek (10)
Catherine Melain (7)ASSylwia Wlazlak (4)
Sandra Le Dréan (3), Catherine Melain (3)STSylwia Wlazlak (4)
Catherine Melain (2)BSMalgorzata Dydek (4)

GAME REPORT

21.09.2003
France 79 Poland 66

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Nathalie Lesdema led all scorers with 28 points
Nathalie Lesdema and France hit back from a disappointing loss on Saturday to Serbia & Montenegro in style with a 79-66 win over previously unbeaten Poland in Group A.

Les Bleues, still smarting from that two-point defeat, were taking on the side in these championships boasting the seven-footer Margo Dydek but that didn't stop them looking to attack the basket down low.

Lesdema took the majority of those shots and ended up 13 of 20 for a game-high 28 points.

France scored 31 points in the first quarter and led by nine but the Poles clawed it back to 47-43 at the half-time break.

Poland were their own worst enemy, though, struggling to make the most of their possessions by turning the ball over - they had 24 turnovers on the night - and France built their lead back up to double digits by the end of the contest.

Poland will be looking to get their third win on Tuesday against Israel while France take on the Czech Republic.

COACH QUOTES

21.09.2003
Quotes France - Poland

Tomasz Herkt, Head Coach, Poland

"This was a difficult and important game for us. If we win, we qualify for the quarter-finals in second position."

"The French team played very well and our players were nervous and shot badly. We outrebounded them but they outscored us."

Alain Jardel, Head Coach, France

Poland is a very good team, and I'm not just saying that to be nice. We had problems because of Dydek, but so does every team. I like the way we played defense and got lots of fast breaks."

"The competitions is hard in this group and our most important game will be against Greece. We have 2 wins and they have 1, so if they beat us they can qualify to the quarter-finals."

"I have not seen the Czech team play but I have been told they play very nicely, so we will see what happens."

Top performers

France Poland

Nathalie Lesdema

 

Sylwia Wlazlak

28Pts11
6Reb2
1AS4
1ST4
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

France Poland
33/62FG M/A26/62
31/57 (54.4%) FG2P M/A23/50 (46.0%)
2/5 (40.0%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
11/14 (78.6%) FT M/A11/16 (68.8%)
34 (10-24) Reb (O-D) 35 (16-19)
17AS9
17TO24
13ST13
4BS4
19PF18
79Pts66

PHOTO GALLERY

FRANCE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Dumerc, C. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000121000
5Le Dréan, S. 287/977.86/785.71/250.01/250.01232131216
6Melain, C. 402/1020.02/922.20/10.01/250.0167733235
7Lawson-Wade, E. 92/366.71/1100.01/250.00/00.0101000035
8Gomis, E. DNP
9Sauret-Gillespie, A. 404/944.44/944.40/00.02/2100.02683420210
10Lesdema, N. 3613/2065.013/2065.00/00.02/2100.05161211128
11Ndongue, E. 51/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0011000012
12Tonnerre, D. DNP
13Dijon, S. DNP
14Godin, E. 91/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0022101032
15Antibe, N. 303/837.53/837.50/00.05/683.30662520411
TOTAL33/ 6253.231/ 5754.42/ 540.011/1478.610243417171341979
POLAND
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Cuprys, J. 113/650.02/450.01/250.00/00.0224030007
5Szymanska-Lara, K. 111/425.01/333.30/10.00/20.0000100012
6Krupska-Tyszkiewicz, B. 140/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.0123201001
7Wlazlak, S. 265/683.35/683.30/00.01/1100.00224340211
8Koryzna, E. 200/20.00/00.00/20.02/2100.0123041042
9Bibrzycka, A. 357/1643.86/1250.01/425.02/366.74261430317
10Trzesniewska, E. 365/862.55/862.50/00.01/250.03471220411
11Mrohs-Czerkawski, G. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
12Dydek, M. 305/1631.34/1428.61/250.04/4100.055100714415
13Kobryn, E. DNP
14Piestrzynska, R. 140/40.00/30.00/10.00/00.0000001000
15Wielebnowska, A. DNP
TOTAL26/ 6241.923/ 5046.03/ 1225.011/1668.81619359241341866
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

France Poland

Nathalie Lesdema

 

Sylwia Wlazlak

28Pts11
6Reb2
1AS4
1ST4
1BS0
36Min26

TEAM STATS

France Poland
33/62FG M/A26/62
31/57 (54.4%) FG2P M/A23/50 (46.0%)
2/5 (40.0%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
11/14 (78.6%) FT M/A11/16 (68.8%)
34 (10-24) Reb (O-D) 35 (16-19)
17AS9
17TO24
13ST13
4BS4
19PF18
79Pts66