Women’s World Cup: after its convincing victory against Australia, France beaten by Canada

The day after its convincing opening victory against Australia (70-57), the French women’s basketball team tripped over the carpet in its second match at the World Cup, heavily beaten by Canada on Friday 23 September in Sydney (59-45).

Les Bleues, out of skill (31% shooting success, 3/19 from three points) thus miss a great opportunity to get closer to the quarter-finals before facing Mali on Sunday (6:30 a.m. in France).

In Group B, they let the Canadians take the lead (2 wins) and find themselves neck and neck (one success) with Serbia, Japan and Australia if they beat Mali in the evening, if sporting logic is respected.

After having experienced a huge air pocket between the end of the first period and the start of the second (0-17, from 17-20 to 17-37), they lost with a significant gap which canceled out the difference in points. favorable acquired after the success against the Australians.

The shadow of themselves

In the event of a tie between more than two teams, they will be decided by the general point difference. Is it fatigue? The contrast compared to the day before, with stands this time almost empty? Jean-Aimé Toupane’s players were in any case only the shadow of the team that brought down the Australian host.

Not so much in defense, where they maintained the same aggressiveness but fell on a more skilful team, especially from the second quarter, than in attack. They thus experienced a huge loss in shooting, which they did not manage to catch up by taking offensive rebounds (19 Canadian shots), and lost too many balls (14).

Individually, Gabby Williams shone less than against the Opals (13 pts against 23) and was too little supported: no other player passed the 10 unit mark (7 pts each for Alexia Chartereau and Marine Fauthoux).

Canada-France: 59-45

Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney).
Quarters: 15-9, 14-8, 16-13, 14-15.
CANADA: 20 baskets (including 6 out of 20 three-pointers) on 68 shots – 13 free throws out of 19 attempted – 56 rebounds – 13 assists – 16 stray bullets – 13 personal fouls. Markers: Fields (17 pts), Colley (11), Alexander (9), Nurse (7), Carleton (5), Achonwa (cap, 4), Amihere (3), Konig (3).
FRANCE : 19 baskets (including 3 out of 19 three-pointers) on 62 shots – 4 free throws out of 7 attempted – 38 rebounds – 11 assists – 14 stray balls – 21 personal fouls. Markers: Williams (13 points), Fauthoux (7), Chartereau (7), Rupert (4), Badiane (4), Chéry (3), Michel (cap, 2), , Touré (2), Berkani (2), Ciak (1).

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