Eliminated by Spain, the France U17 women’s team can harbor regrets

The France U17 women’s team failed to beat Spain in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Les Bleuettes will play against Canada in the small final.

Like the boys last weekend, the France U17 women’s team broke down in the semi-finals of the World Cup against Spain. After having led to scores for a long time, the Bleuettes never knew how to put the accelerator back in the last quarter and were overwhelmed by the Spaniards (66-59).

From the start of the match, the France team padlocked their evening opponent and did not score a single basket for nearly 4 minutes. Carried by a Dominique Malonga, true to form, who was already flirting with a possible double-double, and a Ramouna Vitta (12 points), also in good shape, the France team then found itself in a breakdown of address and saw Spain come back with winning shots and go up the delay eliminated to be on the heels of the blueberries at halftime (26-33).

A fatal last quarter

Back on the floor, intentions were much better for the Spaniards under the impetus ofIyana Carrion (20 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals for 22 evaluation) but Dominique Malonga replied to allow his team to keep the lead (43-48, 30′) at the end of the third quarter. It was at this point that the French team was going to draw and chain the loss of balls while being dominating in the racket to then be caught by a Spanish formation (52-51) five minutes from the end. end of the meeting. Despite a burst of pride on the part of his family, Dominique Malonga (22 points and 14 rebounds and 27 evaluation) could not do anything to avoid the defeat of his family until the last moments against a Spain, sure of its strength, which did not tremble in the final.

The France U17 team takes a hit on the head but will have to quickly rest and move on to get the bronze medal this Sunday as a curtain lever for the final, which Spain will face Canada, which lost 87-57 against the United States in the other semi-final.

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July 16, 2022 at 7:48 am

Like the boys last weekend, the France U17 women’s team broke down in the semi-finals of the World Cup against Spain. After having led to scores for a long time, the Bleuettes never knew how to put the accelerator back in the last quarter and were overwhelmed by the Spaniards (66-59). From the start of the match, the French team…

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