3x3WC: France takes down Spain in OT to set semis clash vs. champion Russia

Paul Lintag on Jun 12, 2018 03:45 PM
3x3WC: France takes down Spain in OT to enter semis
Johanna Tayeau scored the final basket as France survived Spain in overtime, 19-17, Tuesday at the Philippine Arena, setting up a Final Four showdown with defending champion Russia.

BOCAUE, Bulacan --- In easily one of the best games of the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, France edged out Spain in the women's division to make the semifinals.

Johanna Tayeau scored the final basket as France survived Spain in overtime, 19-17, Tuesday at the Philippine Arena here, setting up a Final Four showdown with defending champion Russia.

Paula Palomares earlier drilled an insane two-pointer to force extra for Spain but France capitalized quickly in extra time to earn the two-point win.

In the other quarterfinals game, no. 5 Russia beat Czech Republic, 21-14, to keep their title defense alive.

Still seeing action in the round-of-8 are no. 1 China against no. 3 Hungary while the United States will have a showdown vs. crowd-favorite Italy.

 


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