France Advances To Semifinals With 67-64 Win Over Spain
Aug 4, 2021, 12:03 PM
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SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Marine Johannes scored 18 points and France edged Spain 67-64 on Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the women’s basketball tournament.
The French team will face host Japan in the semifinals on Friday in a rematch of a group play game.
The U.S. plays Serbia in the other medal round matchup.
— Equipes de France de Basket (@FRABasketball) August 4, 2021
With France trailing by one with 1:21 left, Gabby Williams made two free throws to give the team a 63-62 lead.
After forcing a shot clock violation on the next possession by Spain, Johannes banked in a runner coming across the lane with 24.4 seconds left just beating the shot clock to make it a three-point game.