NEWS

28.09.2003
Belgium 75 France 94

France came to Greece looking to defend the title they captured on home soil two years ago but they leave without a medal, and miss out on the Olympics.

At least they depart the beautiful coastal city of Patras on a winning note, seeing off a determined Belgium 94-75 on Sunday in the last classification game.

27.09.2003
France 83 Serbia & Montenegro 61

France trounced Serbia & Montenegro 83-61 on Saturday to earn the right to face Belgium in the classification game to determine fifth and sixth place at the European Championships.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
4Céline Dumerc PG 1.68 09.07.1982 Tarbes (FRA)  
5Sandra Le Dréan SF 1.87 13.05.1977 Rennes (FRA)  
6Catherine Melain GF 1.83 19.05.1974 Rennes (FRA)  
7Edwige Lawson-Wade PG 1.67 14.05.1979 Rennes (FRA)  
8Emilie Gomis SG 1.78 18.10.1983 Ziguinchor (SEN)  
9Audrey Sauret-Gillespie SF 1.78 31.10.1976 Charleville (FRA)  
10Nathalie Lesdema 1.90 17.01.1973 Fort De France (FRA)  
11Emmeline Ndongue 1.92 25.04.1983 Auxerre (FRA)  
12Dominique Tonnerre 1.92 23.05.1974 Lorient (FRA)  
13Sandra Dijon 1.92 10.01.1976 Fort de France (FRA)  
14Elodie Godin 1.92 05.07.1985 Cherbourg (FRA)  
15Nicole Antibe 1.87 11.04.1974 Paris (FRA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Alain Jardel
Assistant Coach: Ivano Ballarini ,
Jean-Paul Cormy ,
Pascal Pisan

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26.09.2003
France 66 Russia 79

Russia were slow out of the gate but they galloped home and into the semi-finals of the European Championships with a 79-66 triumph over holders France.

Alain Jardel admitted before the tournament that his side probably wouldn´t retain the title and his players proved him right though they can´t be faulted for effort.

26.09.2003
French Ready for Russians

France coach Alain Jardel insists tournament favourites Russia will not intimidate his fast-improving outfit in Friday night’s quarter-final showdown.

"Russia are capable of the best as well as of the worst," Jardel said on Friday. “They are not invincible, everything is possible.”

France 75 Greece 7024.09.2003
Czech Republic 85 France 7323.09.2003
France 79 Poland 6621.09.2003
France 68 Serbia & Montenegro 7020.09.2003
France 91 Israel 5519.09.2003
Sauret: 'Russia Are The Favourites'19.09.2003
Melain: We Must Be At Our Best17.09.2003
'Bad Omen' For France - Jardel16.09.2003
French Make Final Cut15.09.2003
French Lessons for Jardel08.09.2003

Team

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TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSA. Sauret-Gillespie15.8
RTE. Godin6.4
ASC. Melain4.8
STC. Melain2.6
BSN. Lesdema1.0

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

19.09.2003vs ISR[W] 91-55
20.09.2003vs YUG[L] 68-70
21.09.2003vs POL[W] 79-66
23.09.2003vs CZE[L] 73-85
24.09.2003vs GRE[W] 75-70
26.09.2003vs RUS[L] 66-79
27.09.2003vs YUG[W] 83-61
28.09.2003vs BEL[W] 94-75

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