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Group:  A | 17.07.2014, 16:15h
Group:  A | 17.07.2014, 16:15h
50-55
12 - 1315 - 99 - 1612 - 102 - 7
12 - 1315 - 99 - 1612 - 102 - 7
Venue: Matosinhos (POR) |
Spectators: 150 |
Referees: Tomislav Hordov (CRO), Milosav Kaludjerovic (MNE), Ofer Manheim (ISR)

GAME REPORT


France Grab Overtime Win Against Russia

9. Louise Dambach (France)
Louise Dambach knocked a clutch three-pointer to confirm the game in over-time for France

France had to work overtime to take a day one success at the U18 European Championship Women in Matosinhos after grinding out a 55-50 win against Russia in a defensively dominated Group A encounter.

Turning Point: Louise Dambach hit a huge three-pointer for France in overtime with 90 seconds remaining to make it a two-possession game and that proved to be decisive in swinging the pendulum the way of Les Bleues in a tight contest.

Game Hero: As well as Dambach for hitting what proved to be the game-winning shot, Marie Milapie was one of the few players to find her offensive rhythm and her efficient 12 points stood out.

Stats Don't Lie: There was very little if anything to separate victory and defeat in this match-up and arguably the only difference was the big three-pointer of Dambach. Russia only scoring once in overtime was also key.

The Bottom Line: This game had an air of inevitability about it since both teams will be eyeing up a podium challenge. This won't change for Russia despite losing as they will know that their star playmaker Kseniia Levchenko had a rare-off night with nine turnovers and will surely bounce back. France will be delighted with a winning start but will know they must also play better offensively and this result could have gone their way.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

30.9%

17/55
FG
M/A

30.2%

19/63

34.2%

13/38
FG2P
M/A

30.6%

11/36

23.5%

4/17
FG3P
M/A

29.6%

8/27

85.7%

12/14
FT
M/A

81.8%

9/11

42

11/31
RT
RO/RD

39

13/26

12

AS

7

28

TO

25

16

ST

15

3

BS

1

18

PF

19

50

Pts

55

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