Les Bleues dominate Japan and qualify for the quarterfinals

The French women’s team won their duel against the Japanese Olympic runners-up on Monday (67-53) and qualified for the World Cup quarterfinals.

After a slow victory against Mali on Sunday, the France women’s team was more convincing on Monday against Japan. Les Bleues defeated the 2022 Olympic runners-up 67-53 to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Very comfortable (10-3, 4′), Jean-Aimé Toupane’s men won 20-8 in the 11th minute. But the very good use of the imbalances allowed the Japanese to sign a 12-0 to equal 20 in all points. The result was very even until a very good French run -13-0 in the last quarter- allowed Les Bleues to make the difference (from 48-46 to 61-46) in the last quarter.

Iliana Rupert getting better

Shy at the start of the tournament after her late arrival from the WNBA, Iliana Rupert is increasingly contributing to the French women (photo: FIBA).

Much more solid on the rebound (40 shots to 36), the tricolors used to perfection Iliana Rupert which confirms his rise in power (15 points on 6/9 shooting and 12 rebounds for a PIR of 23 in 27 minutes). next to him, Gabby Williams was productive again (16 points in 8/15 and 3 rebounds in 32 minutes) and the bottom line Marine Fautox (10 points in 4/6 and 8 assists for a PIR of 18 in 24 minutes) – sara miguel (4 points at 1/4, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals for a PIR of 13 in 31 minutes) He had a very good game. Finally, migna toure (13 points on 3/6 triples in 25 minutes) was instrumental in the good French run at the end of the game.

This Tuesday at 9:30 am French time, the French will play their last game of the group stage, against the European champions Serbia. A victory would allow them to finish second in the group.

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September 26, 2022 at 9:44 am

After a slow victory against Mali on Sunday, the France women’s team was more convincing on Monday against Japan. Les Bleues defeated the 2022 Olympic runners-up 67-53 to qualify for the quarterfinals. Very comfortable (10-3, 4′), Jean-Aimé Toupane’s men went ahead 20-8 in the 11th minute…

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