|Clémentine Morateur sunk five triples and Turkey in the process|
A pair of fantastic displays from Clementine Morateur and Mousdandy Djaldi-Tabdi fired title holders France to a 73-42 win against Turkey and safely into the semi-finals of the U18 European Championship Women in Vukovar.
The pair were in irresistible form, with Morateur dropping five triples from seven attempts en-route to 19 points and Djaldi-Tabdi enjoying a perfect and quite outstanding 10-of-10 from the field in harvesting 24 points.
The victory also maintained the perfect record of Les Bleues, who only had the briefest of moments when they were not in the box-seat.
Opening up the quarter-final clash with a 12-5 start, it looked as if France would hold the upper hand throughout, but Turkey offered some early encouragement as they conjured up a 10-4 burst to get within a point.
However just before half-time, France were able to find a completely new level of performance and Turkey found the game taken out of their reach.
They finished the half with a pivotal 18-6 run to storm into a 34-21 lead at the interval.
When they returned from the locker rooms, they picked up where they left off, benefitting from Morateur almost scoring at will during a short purple patch.
France outscored Turkey 25-10 during the penultimate period and in the process extinguished the last flickering flame Turkey held of completing a surprise comeback.
As the game petered out, France continued to pile on the agony and are now one game away from another appearance in the Final.
Melis Gulcan top-scored for Turkey with a team-high 13 points.