Good start to EuroBasket Women 2009 qualifier preparation with a clean sweep over Turkey

Pierre Vincent’s Eurobasket Women 2009 qualifier preparation got off to a perfect start with a 2-0 series win against Turkey.

Fatimatou SackoFrance won the first match (67-37) and completed the series with a (82-62) victory.

In the first game France took control of the game by the end of the first period (18-10) and ended the game as a contest by the interval (35-20).

Sandra Dijon-Gérardin and Fatimatou Sacko controlled the offensive sector for France during the first half of the match.

Turkey had a bad shooting day. During the second half it did not get better for them allowing France to win comfortably.

France: Sene 5, Dijon-Gérardin 11, Salagnac 8, Lepron 7, Sacko 8, Miyem 7, Ndongue 8, Hermouet 0, Beikes 6, Costaz 7

Turkey: Horasan 2, Tasci 1, Tabacki 0, Tekindag 0, Karsli 7, Tozlu 1, Gokce 2, Yigit 2, Ivegin 2, Bakircioglu 6, Alben 4, Ozkan 0, Tuncluer 10

For the second match Pierre Vincent made a number of changes as he needed to see how other members of his roster would perform. Turkey only made one change.

Elodie BertelTurkey were more aggressive than in the first game. Due to poor shooting (13-of-40) in the first half they allowed France to open a significant lead at the interval (47-32).

The second half of the match was more balanced between the two sides. Elodie Bertal (left) for France was having an almost perfect day from the field as she scored 23 points for France with 7-of-9 from the field.

France: Sene 9, Godin 10, Bertal 23, Duvivier 2, Lepron 4, Beikes 4, Gomis 9, Miyem 10, Digbeu 2, Yacoubou-Dehoui 9

Turkey: Tasci 4, Tabacki 6, Tekindag 2, Karsli 13, Gokce 6, Yigit 2, Ivegin 6, Bakircioglu 6, Alben 7, Ozkan 2, Tuncluer 8

Pierre Vincent decided to release five players from the roster: Aurélie Bonnan, Elodie Godin, Pauline Jannault, Anaël Lardy and Gaëlle Skrela.

Céline Dumerc and Pauline Krawczyk are expected to be back in action for the next training camp and the three-match series against Germany

France 2008 Roster information

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pictures credit: FFBB Press office and LFB
Date: 12 July 2008

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