U20 French Top Poles, Germans And Bulgarians

29 June 2010

France will be in confident mood as they travel to Spain this week to continue their preparations for the U20 European Championship for Women.

Les Tricolores thrashed Germany, Bulgaria and Poland at the Tournoi International de Bourg-en-Bresse.

In their first game against the Germans, the French trailed 21-15 at the end of the first quarter but hit back to win, 75-54.

Diandra Tchatchouang had 14 points for the French and Pauline Thizy 13 in that triumph.

Alexia Plagnard poured in 12 points to help propel Alain Jardel's team past Bulgaria in their next game, 66-35.

France signed off in style with a 70-46 demolition of Poland.

Tchatchouang's 15 points and Maud Medenou's 12 led the way in that triumph.

The French will travel to Spain on Thursday to play in a friendly tournament against Russia, Turkey and the Spanish.

In the other games at the Bourge-en-Bress event, Olivia Tomialowicz had 20 points as Poland beat Germany, 89-66.

The Poles also hammered Bulgaria, 67-26, to seal a second-place finish in the warm-up event.

The Germans defeated Bulgaria 84-42 to clinch third spot at Bourge-en-Bress.

Stephanie Wagner had 20 points for Germany in that triumph.

The U20 European Championship for Women will be staged in Liepaja, Latvia, from July 15-25.

France, Poland and Bulgaria will play in Group A with the Netherlands while Germany will compete in Group C against Italy, Serbia and Spain.

The French beat Spain in last year's title game in Gdynia, Poland.

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