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Group:  E | 11.07.2006, 16:00h
Group:  E | 11.07.2006, 16:00h
70-63
23 - 1015 - 1711 - 1721 - 19
23 - 1015 - 1711 - 1721 - 19
Referees: Tamas Földhazi (HUN), Karolina Andersson (FIN)

GAME REPORT


Jannault Stars In French Win

France stormed out to a big lead early against Spain but had to hold on at the end before recording a 70-63 victory in Group E.

Anael Lardy's three-pointer at the end of the first quarter gave France a 23-10 advantage and they were in command at 35-23 with 1:21 to play in the first half.

Pauline Jannault (France)
Pauline Jannault
But the Spaniards scored the second quarter's last four points and then four straight at the beginning of the third quarter to pull within 38-32.

Jordi Fernandez's team then closed to within three points on three occasions, the last time at 47-44 with just 52 seconds to go in the third quarter on a pair of free throws by Silvia Dominguez.

Lardy replied with a basket and then at the start of the fourth, French small forward Pauline Jannault nailed a three-pointer and added a jumper inside the arc for a 54-44 lead with nine minutes to play.

Jannault would end up scoring a game-high 25 points.

Sara Gomez made a lay-up with 26 seconds to play to make it 67-61, however, Jannault drove the final nail in the Spanish coffin with three seconds to play with a three-pointer before Dominguez finished the scoring with a jumper at the buzzer.

Dominguez led Spain with 16 points.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

45.3%

29/64
FG
M/A

35.1%

20/57

41.2%

21/51
FG2P
M/A

38.6%

17/44

61.5%

8/13
FG3P
M/A

23.1%

3/13

66.7%

4/6
FT
M/A

76.9%

20/26

42

9/33
RT
RO/RD

31

7/24

14

AS

9

18

TO

16

13

ST

15

1

BS

1

19

PF

14

70

Pts

63

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