|Marie Foppossi was the top-scorer for France|
Turning Point: After Slovak Republic had clawed their way back from a 13-point half-time deficit, the game was knotted at 53-53 in the final minute. France's size proved to be crucial, as they grabbed two offensive rebounds before Alexia Chartereau converted to give her team the lead. On the next trip down, Emmanuelle Tahane swooped in for the board and her put-back bounced home to put the game out of reach.
Game Hero: Marie Foppossi was a force both offensively and defensively, adding three steals and two blocks to her game-high 15 points. When she sat after picking up her third foul, the French team noticeably struggled in the middle as Slovak Republic surged back into the game.
Stats Don't Lie: France drew 18 fouls and their ability to keep getting to the free-throw line helped them to recover from their second-half offensive malaise.
The Bottom Line: Slovak Republic will look to bounce back when they take on Belgium on Friday, while France face Latvia in their next match.