|Amandine Justine Toi and France got the better of Belgium|
Turning Point: Eight unanswered points over a five-minute first-quarter scoring drought for Belgium proved to be decisive in the low-scoring affair, with Belgium never able to reduce the deficit to fewer than six thereafter.
Game Heroes: Alexia Chartereau made an awesome impact on the post battle, racking up seven blocks during the course of the match, as well as eight rebounds. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi led France with eight points and three steals. Henket needed 19 shots for her 22 points, and she added six rebounds and four steals.
Stats Don't Lie: Aside from Henket, no other Belgian player scored more than one field goal as the team were held to 26% shooting overall. France will need to ensure that they take better care of the ball in future matches, as Belgium forced a whopping 38 turnovers over the course of the 40 minutes.
The Bottom Line: France will take three points through to their second round group, while Belgium will take only two, having both been defeated by fellow qualifier Latvia. The second round begins on Monday, and the three qualifiers will take on Czech Republic, Italy and Sweden in the next phase.