French men’s under-17 team wins bronze!

The French men’s under-17 team leaves Malaga with a bronze medal around their neck. In the small final of the World Cup, Les Bleuets dominated Lithuania from start to finish, winning 66 to 58.

The French men’s under-17 team finished the World Cup in style. France beat Lithuania 66-58 in the small final. Almost up front from start to finish, they showed a real quality of honorable rebound after their semi-final defeat against Spain. Silver medal in 2018 in Argentina, and therefore the men’s under-17 selection remains on the global podium.

19 assists for 66 points: a collective victory

The disappointment will be enormous on Saturday evening after the defeat to Spain, that short night, but the Blueberries were able to find the resources to recover. Focus, apply, and harass the Lithuanians to gain the upper hand during the first quarter. Consistency throughout the competition gave Ilane Fibleuil a 10-point lead (35-25) to conclude the first half with stratospheric immersion. From this immersion, it was necessary above all to note the defense upstream. Repelling the Baltic attackers, the French caused a stray ball. Ilane Fibleuil was present on the pass line, and was able to grab the bulge and initiate the counterattack.

Gilles Fournier: a bronze medal with a bitter taste

After the break, the Bernard Faure players did not relax and were able to find collective options (19 assists) against the opponent’s defense, such as the irreplaceable Alexander Sarr (11 points for 5/7 shots, 2 rebounds and 4 assists for 18. Rating in Less than 20 minutes), the second best passer in the team behind Theo Pichard (5 assists). Serious and very present in offensive recoil (20 shots), he counted the trio up to 16 points in advance (61-45) for an easy hit. Success will not take away regret for missing the semi-final match against Spain and leaving without achieving the primary goal: gold.

“In the locker room yesterday (Saturday), it was complicated, we were all very disappointed,” admitted Noah Penda, who has 12 points and 6 rebounds in 20 minutes this Sunday despite his loose ankle. After that, we really thought about it, it passed Tonight we said to ourselves that the most important thing in the end was not to leave with nothing because after all the efforts we made while preparing, the most important thing was to walk away with something.”

In 2023, this generation will want to reclaim their place as the No. 1 on the European continent by striving for the EuroBasket U18 title in Serbia.

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What to remember from the France vs Lithuania match:

  • The French showed less than 24 hours after their painful defeat against Spain Great mental and physical resources.
  • Les Bleuets approached things in a very collegial way, with a good state of mind, Desire to respect exemplary instructions. Like many assists from inside Alexander Sarr, who has been off the bench since the start of the competition.
  • first round feeling, Ilane Fibleuil has been consistent throughout the competition. He made an excellent first half (rated 15) and confirmed after the break.
  • very negative saturday, Zachary Rescher was more aggressive This Sunday. With success!
  • Embarrassed by his kneeat the end of preparation, Kilian Malawaya played too little. Holder, returned to play for his property only in the second quarter, before returning to the bench.

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Jul 10 2022 at 8:05 am

The French men’s under-17 team finished the World Cup in style. France beat Lithuania 66-58 in the small final. Almost up front from start to finish, they showed a real quality of honorable rebound after their semi-final defeat against Spain. Silver medal in 2018 in Argentina, the men’s under-17s’ selection remains…

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