France defeats Canada, will play in Rio Olympics

France - 2016 FIBA OQT Manila Champions

France defeated Canada, 83-74 in the Finals of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Manila and earns a spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Tony Parker led Team France with 26 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Nando de Colo was named FIBA OQT Manila Most Valuable Player, he scored 22 points against Canada and was the most consistent player for France. Cory Joseph led Canada with 20 points

France was undefeated in the FIBA OQT with 4 wins against Philippines, New Zealand, Turkey and Canada.

Scores:
France 83 – Parker 26, de Colo 22, Diaw 9, Batum 7, Heurtel 5, Kahudi 5, Lauvergne 4, Diot 3, Gelabale 2.

Canada 74 – Joseph 20, Ejim 19, Ennis 9, Thompson 8, Bennett 7, Scrubb T 5, Birch 2, Heslip 2, Scrubb P 2.





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *