Australia v France | 2014 IWBF Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

The Day 3 contest saw France get off to the early lead making it 10-7 after 10 minutes. Australia would readjust in the second quarter, going on an 11-3 run to stop the bleeding and put them in front by four at half time. The game would remain close in the third quarter, with France not backing down, and after a nice layup held a 30-29 lead at 3:31 to force an Australian timeout. The fourth quarter would be a true testament to the Australian's bench as they pushed ahead to give their team the advantage. Australia's bench finished the game with 40 points. "I thought that we played a great game," France's head coach Pascal Montet, said. "We really needed that to reassure ourselves after yesterday's games and to prove that we could play the stronger countries." Montet adds that his team just was physically exhausted come the end of the game. "I think that physically it was difficult because Australia is a hard, strong team and our passes aren't as hard because physically we don't have as much energy but despite that I'm keeping very very positive after this game." Amber Merritt was brilliant for Australia with a team high 27 points and nine rebounds. Angelique Pichon had a team-high 25 points for France while Emilie Menard had a great game overall and posted 10 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Australia improves to 2-1 with the victory while the loss drops France to 1-2. Australia plays Mexico at 13:00 on Monday while France takes on Peru in Day 4s first game at 8:00. For more information please visit - See more at: