France Top Group A In Style

20 July 2013
10. William Pfister (France)
William Pfister had his best performance to date in Latvia with 10 points and eight boards

France completed an emphatic 66-51 win over a brave Slovenia to advance to the Second Round of the U18 European Championship undefeated.

Slovenia's gutsy play provided France with a few tense moments, refusing to be intimidated as the French threw down highlight worthy dunk after dunk.

Having already qualified for the Second Round, French coach Tahar Assed-Liegeon opted to test out his role players and they responded in style. The high-flying Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot wowed the French contigent in attendance with a number of thunderous dunks while William Pfister added 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench in easily his best performance of the tournament thus far.

Possessing a surplus of offensive talent, France had a relatively easy time scoring the ball.

Slovenia, determined not to end a disappointing First Round with a third straight loss, stayed in touch until late in the fourth after cutting the deficit down to three points a frame earlier.

Tough point guard Matic Rebec led Slovenia in the loss, playing almost 38 minutes and scoring nine points to go along with eight assists.

Charly Pontens led France with 11 points in 24 minutes.



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