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BOURGES (FIBA U16 Women's European Championship 2017) - The party in Bourges has started after France took their first FIBA U16 Women's European Championship title in a decade with a 63-55 win against Hungary on Saturday night.
Turning Point: France were reeling and in a little bit of trouble when they found themselves trailing 22-10 early in the second quarter. But they found the spark and fed off the energy of the fans inside Le Prado to record a stunning 16-2 run leading up to half-time. It reeled Hungary back in completely and turned the momentum in their favor.
Game Heroes: As has been the case throughout most of the competition, Zoe Wadoux and Iliana Rupert have been difference-makers. Wadoux dropped 22 points, while Rupert recorded another typically powerful effort with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Stats Don't Lie: When France were struggling early, they gave Hungary 7 offensive rebounds in the first quarter. They turned off that tap and by halftime, the visitors only had 8. This was vital, while at the other end of the floor and during the same 10-minute spell, the hosts doubled their own offensive rebounding efforts.
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