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Group:  F | 17.08.2011, 14:30h
Group:  F | 17.08.2011, 14:30h
59-54
13 - 1720 - 312 - 1714 - 17
13 - 1720 - 312 - 1714 - 17
Venue: Cagliari (ITA) |
Spectators: 50 |
Referees: Chrisostomos Schinas (GRE), Janusz Calik (POL), Jelena Tomic (CRO)

GAME REPORT


France Survive Hungary Scare

France booked their place in the quarter-finals of the U16 European Championships for Women with a 59-54 victory over Hungary on Wednesday.

Staring possible elimination in the face, Les Bleues bounced back from the worst possible start to secure a result that sees them finish in fourth place in Group F.

But it all looked improbable when the Hungarians rolled to a 13-0 advantage in a frenetic opening spell. France was undaunted. Holding their opponents without a field goal for seven minutes, they went on a 20-3 run to cruise into a 33-20 half-time lead.

Hungary tried to hit back, using a 8-1 burst to close the deficit to six early in the fourth quarter but France, led by Bérengère Dinga-Mbomi's 13 points, held on.

"It is a relief," said France coach Julien Egloff. "We'd lost two games in a row and we couldn't afford to lose a third. But we showed a lot of strength out there. And now we're into the quarter-finals, anything can happen."

Hungary, paced by a game-high 14 points from Dorina Kalocsai, now go into the play-offs for ninth.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

41.1%

23/56
FG
M/A

33.3%

22/66

47.6%

20/42
FG2P
M/A

34.0%

18/53

21.4%

3/14
FG3P
M/A

30.8%

4/13

62.5%

10/16
FT
M/A

60.0%

6/10

47

15/32
RT
RO/RD

34

11/23

4

AS

12

15

TO

9

3

ST

5

3

BS

1

10

PF

20

59

Pts

54

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