France plays against Canada

The French men’s under-17 team left no hope for the Canadians (87-55) in their second World Cup group game on Sunday. Les Bleuets are now guaranteed first place in Group A.

The France team learned its lessons well from their first match at the Men’s Under-17 World Cup. Bad start in the match on Saturday against Serbia, the three-color selection this time started very well (7-0 after 1 minute 30 seconds of play, 12-2 after 3 minutes). It is enough to guarantee a great success (87-55) and the place of the leader of Group A, which cannot be called into question by the results of the third day, Wednesday.

Built into the starting lineup, Kilian Mallawaya put in a superb performance on Sunday (Image: FIBA)

The Bleuets dominated all areas of the game, leaving Canada with a shooting success rate of 26.6%, while causing 19 ball losses. From the start of the match, they imposed their physical impact and intensity, leaving only 4 points for the opponent in the first 7 minutes and 30. “We were more present defensively,” welcomed coach Bernard Faure, who noted, however, that 17 offensive rebounds were recognized. “But you can’t be good everywhere,” he admitted.

“I think we sent a message”

Then, a slight slack (23 points ceded in the third quarter) and an adjustment period against the zone defense – with Olivier Riot at 2.28m in the middle – allowed Canada to see the Andalusian sunlight again. But with tremendous depth on the bench, a rediscovered defense and an explosive transition game, the French didn’t let themselves take long to finish at +32. “I think we sent a message,” admitted Bernard Faure, who will now have to manage his forces. In fact, they have a no-stakes match on Tuesday against New Zealand (corrected by Canada and Serbia) before the start of the final stages on Wednesday, most likely against Japan. It may be a long time before hook-up matches begin, but that’s also a good exercise.

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What to remember from the second match of the France team:

  • Unlike the day before, Blueberries entered the game perfectlyleads 7-0 after 1 minute 30 seconds of play, then 12-2 after 4 minutes 30 seconds.
  • very dominant The France team still has to face the area defence. The French knew how to attack it, with little outside headlines, as they did in the third quarter.
  • If Illan Piétrus, Killian Malwaya or Alexandre Sarr could get their very positive sequences to definitively launch their competition, that wasn’t the case for Zachary Rescher who still looks a bit shy. The staff gave him a lot of responsibility (20 minutes, second longest playing time) with the goal of freeing him. He still collects 8 points and 6 rebounds for 10 ratings.
  • Bakum Dadette, more in the legs (6 passes in 14 minutes), saved at the end of the match after a caution (right wrist?). was tied but no longer to play.
  • Noah Pinda is the sixth luxury man. The future of Vichyssois has a crazy influence in each of his entries. Touching all the balls, he logically finished with the best +/- of the game (+25), as well as the best rating (19).
  • Another good affirmation is that of Ilane FibleuilSunday’s top scorer in France (15 points). With a very clean, very vertical and rebounding active shot, he impresses from the bench.

To Alhaurin de la Torre,

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Jul 3, 2022 at 5:28 am

The France team learned its lessons well from their first match at the Men’s Under-17 World Cup. Bad start in the match on Saturday against Serbia, the three-color selection this time started very well (7-0 after 1 minute 30 seconds of play, 12-2 after 3 minutes). Enough to guarantee great success (87-55) and the place of the group leader …

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