|Mousdandy Djaldi-Tabdi went 100% shooting for 24 points in 17 minutes|
France sealed second spot in Group E at the U20 European Championship Women with their fifth straight win, an 85-43 success against the already eliminated Czech Republic in Udine on Wednesday.
Turning Point: Three fast-break baskets in a row in the final three minutes of the first half went a long way to establishing France's complete control over the game, extending their lead to 35-19. This was a recurring theme in the contest as France exploited their superior speed by getting out on the break as often as possible.
Game Hero: It was the turn of Mousdandy Djaldi-Tabdi to step up on the French scoring front. She poured in a game high 24 off 100% shooting as she was able to get off all but one of her attempts from the paint - in just 17 minutes of action.
Stats Don't Lie: France pushed the pace at every opportunity, scoring 39 of their points from fast-break offences. But they also had the upper hand in the half-court too, creating good looks at a consistent rate to help them to a 59% field goal percentage.
The Bottom Line: Czech Republic's fate was sealed before this game tipped off but having finished with the worst record of the four teams dropping out of the second round, they will face in-form Belgium on Friday. France are the form team in the competition and maintained their upward trajectory - second place pairs them with Slovakia in the last eight.