NEWS

20.07.2006
France Prevails After Lithuanian Collapse

Lithuania sensationally blew a 17-point fourth-quarter lead as Sourata Cisse scored 16 of his 25 points in the final nine minutes to give France a 79-77 victory at the OSTCHEM U-20 European Championship.

Lithuania's Giedrius Kurtinaitis could have forced overtime but he missed two of his three free throws with one second remaining to give France the win in their final quarter-final Group E game.

19.07.2006
Serbia & Montenegro Hold On Against France

Serbia & Montenegro turned on the defensive clamps to beat France 60 58 in the quarter-final round and remain undefeated at the Ostchem U 20 European Championships.

Ivan Paunic made just one of two free throws with nine seconds left but France's Benoit Gillet missed a game-winning three-pointer attempt at the buzzer.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Marc-Antoine Pellin 1.70 08.09.1987 Orléans (FRA)  
 5Benoit Gillet SG 1.92 19.08.1986 Auxerre (FRA)  
 6Michel Ipouck 1.98 05.03.1986 Paris (FRA)  
 7Souarata Cissé SF 1.97 16.01.1986 Montreuil (FRA)  
 8Michael Mokongo PG 1.80 11.07.1986 Bimbo (CAF)  
 9Nicolas Taccoen PF 2.00 30.07.1986 Dunkerque (FRA)  
10Aldo Curti PG 1.80 27.02.1987 Ebolowa (CMR)  
11Gary Florimont PF 2.02 16.06.1987 Saint Claude (FRA)  
12Jason Bach  1.95 20.01.1987 Fort-De-France, Martinique (FRA)  
13Thibaut Blanque PF 2.00 09.04.1986 Metz (FRA)  
14Julien Bestron 2.05 12.03.1986 Nancy (FRA)  
15Charles Kahudi SF 1.99 19.07.1986 Kinshasa (COD)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Philippe Ory

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18.07.2006
Slovenia Edge France

Slovenia got their Ostchem U20 European Championship quarter-final round campaign off to a great start in Izmir on Tuesday with a 67-65 win against France.

In an extremely tight-fought match, France had two opportunities to win in the final 3 seconds, but came up short on both shot attempts.

16.07.2006
France Advance After Germany Win

France crushed Germany 99-66 to clinch a place in the next phase of the OSTCHEM U20 European Championship on Sunday night.

With three sides in Group C finishing with 2-1 records, it came down to  points difference with the French and Turkey advancing.

Ilyasova Guides Turkey To France Victory15.07.2006
France Take Control With Strong First Quarter14.07.2006
U20 French Side Announce Preparation Schedule09.05.2006

Team

France
France
France

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSS. Cissé18.4
RTS. Cissé4.4
ASM. Mokongo3.3
STM. Pellin2.1
BSN. Taccoen0.6

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

14.07.2006vs RUS[W] 92-63
15.07.2006vs TUR[L] 60-66
16.07.2006vs GER[W] 99-66
18.07.2006vs SLO[L] 65-67
19.07.2006vs SCG[L] 58-60
20.07.2006vs LTU[W] 79-77
22.07.2006vs GRE[W] 76-50
23.07.2006vs CRO[L] 58-63

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