France's Eurobasket 2007 Preparation

France has been in preparation since the start of August and last night played a test match against a young Swedish team. France took control in the second half of the match with in particular the centres dominating the play as France won the match comfortably 85-57.

Sandra Dijon was the pick of the French players with double double, 12-points and 11 rebounds but Edwige Lawson hit a game high 17-points. Isabelle Yacoubou and Geraldine Robert earned their first senior selections.

France 85-57 Sweden (19-15,15-15,24-19,27-8)

France: Clemence Beikes 4, Caroline Aubert 3, Geraldine Robert 7, Edwige Lawson 17, Audrey Sauret-Gillespie 10, Elodie Bertal 11, Sabrina Reghaissia 8, Sandra Dijon 12, Emmeline Ndongue 6, Isabelle Yacoubou 7.

Sweden:Nora Olheim 10, Johanna Kallman 1, Frida Eldebrink 5, Thyrra Linnea Lijestrand 7, IKadidja Andersson 9, Elisabeth Egnell 5, Anna-Cristina Barthold 7, Louice Halvarsson 13

The squad has now been reduced from 19 to 16 players with Caroline Aubert, Amelie Pochet and Fatimatou Sacko the 3 players to be released today.

France will be hosting a 4-nation tournament in Aix-les-Bain from the 17th – 19th August with Lithuania, Czech Republic and Russia taking part.

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