In the FIBA U17 World Championship, France won three from their five matches and are second behind the USA in Group B.
On day 4, Japan's late revival in the fourth quarter saw France's lead reduce. Yet France held on to win (70-67) with Esther Niamke-Moisan and Margaux Galliou-Loko (left) scoring in double digits with 13 and 10 points each.
The following day Canada took on the hosts. Both teams were tied in the first quarter(22-22). Then France outscored their opponents to finish (81-60).
Christelle Diallo dropped in 24 points. Margaux Galliou-Loko (Bourges Basket) followed with 19 points. The third player in double digits was Niamke-Moisan with 13 points.
For Canada Nirra Fields scored 30 points.
France will be playing in the quarter-finals against Australia.
Results for day 4 and 5:
Day 5: Canada 60-81 France Russia 51-64 Turkey USA 133-71 Japan Australia 61-67 Belgium Mali 49-75 Argentina China 77-58 Spain
For China Dong Yu was dominating the boards with a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds while Yurena Diaz Castellano top-scored for Spain with 16 points.
Day 4: Canada 61-67 Russia Belgium 90-80 China Turkey 55-84 USA Mali 39-88 Australia France 70-67 Japan Argentina 38-68 Spain
Belgium's Julie Vanloo top-scored with 31 points while Emma Meeseman dropped in 19 points and pulled down 9 rebounds in their victory against China.