France gave a youth international basketball demonstration

 France U16 2009 team picture © FIBA Europe

Big margin victories are becoming more common in youth international basketball at division A level. But France did not expect that they would beat Poland (96-39).

The game was over as a contest by the end of the first period with France leading (36-6).

France lost Christelle Diallo with four minutes to play in the second period when she appeared to have turned her ankle.

France went into the locker room leading (53-19).

Esther Niamke led the French attack with 17 points, Sabrine Bouzenna scored 15 points which included 3-of-4 from the land of many. She also had 5 steals.

France are assured of first place in Group D after Lithuania beat Germany (68-65).

Game Box Scores.

In the matches from Group A Serbia beat Sweden (60-39) and Italy held off Turkey (56-54).

In Group B Spain showed no mercy against Belarus winning (83-38) while Belgium held off Finland (73-64).

In Group C Russia beat the Czech Republic (65-40) while Greece won against Hungary (58-50).

Italy, Russia and Spain have also booked their tickets for the qualification round.

You can also watch video highlights from day 2 of the U16 European Championship Womein in Naples.

France open with a victory against Lithuania

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Date created: 31 July 2009

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