Cancel
Group:  C | 13.09.2008, 17:00h
Group:  C | 13.09.2008, 17:00h
71-72
24 - 2512 - 1324 - 1211 - 22
24 - 2512 - 1324 - 1211 - 22
Venue: Timisoara (ROU) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Marko Juras (SRB), Marin Mehandjiev (BUL)

GAME REPORT


Romania Left To Rue Their Chance Against France

France defeated Romania 72-71 in Timisoara on Saturday to finish their EuroBasket Women Division A campaign with seven wins.

Pierre Vincent's team had already clinched top spot in Group C and sealed their place in next year's Final Round in Latvia and now Les Bleues have ended their summer on a winning note.

Emmeline Ndongue poured in 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the victors.

Romania's Maria Pascalau led all scorers with 21 points, but her team slumped to 1-7 and ended up at the bottom of the group.

The Romanians almost claimed a late victory.

Alexandra Cutas went to the line in the final minute with her team trailing 69-68 but made just one of two to tie the game.

Ndongue hit a jumper with 38 seconds left and after Pascalau missed for Romania, Ndongue extended the French advantage to 72-69 by splitting a pair of free throws.

Cutas made two at the charity stripe for Romania to cut the deficit to 72-71, and Ndongue then turned the ball over to give the home side a chance to prevail with the last shot of the game.

Romania put the ball in the hands of Annemarie Parau but the guard was off target with her jumper.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

39.0%

23/59
FG
M/A

39.7%

25/63

50.0%

19/38
FG2P
M/A

42.6%

20/47

19.0%

4/21
FG3P
M/A

31.3%

5/16

80.8%

21/26
FT
M/A

65.4%

17/26

30

6/24
RT
RO/RD

48

15/33

8

AS

10

15

TO

18

5

ST

9

1

BS

1

18

PF

22

71

Pts

72

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