The national team it was impossible to keep up with the pace of the superiors Frenchknowing the crash 98-51which sent her the small final opposite in Belgium (16/7, 18:30)in Eurobasket U20.
On the other hand, the “tricolor” will fight for the trophy opposite in Israel (16/7, 21:00).
The representative group completed the match with 23 errors and a disappointing 29% in field goal shooting, with 9/25 two-pointers and 6/27 three-pointers.
The first scorer was Economist with 13 points, while from 12p. had Mantzoukas and Zougris, with the tall Peristeri bwin also collecting 10 rebounds.
From the “tricolors”, all twelve who competed scored, while Renault was the leader with 15 points, with Kashiyama adding 13 points. and Bal 12p.
The game was balanced in the first three minutes with the two teams tied (9-9). The French then ran into the open field with Ball and Renault and initially escaped to +6 (12-18), at 6′. From that point on, Greece made countless mistakes and with Traore finding rhythm in the attack, the “tricolors” closed the first period at +11 (14-25).
The National Team “paid” for its bad defensive returns at the beginning of the second period, with the French dominating the floor and going +20 (16-36) in the first three minutes. Repeated mistakes and many missed shots from the perimeter did not allow Greece to get back into the game. Thus, the “tricolors” had fully imposed their rhythm and with versatility in the attack with baskets in transition, they went to the locker room with +28 (23-51).
The French continued at the same pace at the beginning of the second half, increasing the difference to +31 (25-56), at 22′. From that point on, the tempo of the match dropped, after the “tricolors” took turns with Greece finding scores with Mandzouka and Oikonomopoulos, making it 39-66 in the third period.
A similar picture at the beginning of the fourth quarter, with Greece making mistakes and France going on a 7-0 run for +34 (39-73). In fact, even the substitutes of the “tricolor” continued at the same pace, with the result that the difference even reached +50 (48-98) and the final score was 51-98.
The quarters: 14-25, 23-51, 39-66, 51-98
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Source: Sport Fm
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