Diandra Tchatchouang scored a game-high 17 points to lead France to a 70-49 victory over Slovakia on Thursday, on the crucial day of the qualifying round at the UMCOR European Championship for Women.
Team-mates Sarah Michel and Lorraine Lokoka added 10 points apiece.
Slovakia pulled away early in the third quarter to destroy Lithuania 79-53 n the qualifying round at the UMCOR U18 European Championship for Women.
Nikola Kovalova had a game-high 18 points while duo Janka Mincikova and Regina Palusna added 17 points apiece for the victors.
Slovakia scraped their way into the qualifying round of the U18 European Championship for Women and now they're making the most of it.
Nikola Kovalova scored 19 points and Regina Palusna weighed in with 16 while pulling down 15 rebounds as the Slovakians hammered Russia 77-63.
Defending champions Spain survived a late comeback from the Czech Republic to win 72-62 and clinch top spot in Group A at the the U18 European Championship for Women.
Having taken a 64-47 lead going into the last quarter, the Spaniards allowed their opponents to go on a 15-2 run and close to within four points with less than two minutes remaining.