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28.09.2003, 15:30h
28.09.2003, 15:30h
75-94
25 - 2515 - 1919 - 2316 - 27
25 - 2515 - 1919 - 2316 - 27
Venue: Patras (GRE) |
Spectators: 400 |
Referees: Zoran Sutulovic (MNE), Peter Bodnar (HUN)

GAME REPORT


Belgium 75 France 94

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Audrey Sauret (France)
France came to Greece looking to defend the title they captured on home soil two years ago but they leave without a medal, and miss out on the Olympics.

At least they depart the beautiful coastal city of Patras on a winning note, seeing off a determined Belgium 94-75 on Sunday in the last classification game.

They finish the tournament in fifth place, while the Belgians have to settle for sixth.

Belgium, blown out in a quarter-final by the Czech Republic, rebounded with a success over Slovakia on Saturday and they pushed the French hard for three quarters before Les Bleues pulled away.

Anke De Mondt´s three-pointer with 3:13 left in the third gave Belgium a 59-56 lead.

But Cathy Melain scored to cut the deficit to one and then fellow co-captain Audrey Sauret made the go-ahead basket with 1:30 remaining in the quarter to give France the lead for good.

Melain, an outstanding guard for Alain Jardel´s troops, spearheaded the French attack with 30 points on 10 of 19 shooting from the field, including two of five from three-point range, and a perfect eight of eight from the free throw line.

Melain also had six assists.

Ann Wauters had 22 points and 16 rebounds for Belgium.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

46.0%

29/63
FG
M/A

54.1%

33/61

52.1%

25/48
FG2P
M/A

59.2%

29/49

26.7%

4/15
FG3P
M/A

33.3%

4/12

72.2%

13/18
FT
M/A

88.9%

24/27

28

9/19
RT
RO/RD

26

8/18

21

AS

18

18

TO

12

8

ST

14

3

BS

7

22

PF

16

75

Pts

94

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