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7 September 2012

Game 12 Recap: USA vs FRA

There was never any doubt who the #1-ranked team was when USA squared off against France. Right from the opening tipoff, the USA asserted its dominance. Chuck Aoki scored at will, supported by a squad of lightning fast mid and low-point players. Despite the efforts of superstar Ryadh Sallem, the French wilted under the USA's pressure and were down 21-9 at the end of the first quarter. The USA then was able to give their entire bench quality minutes and work on lineups that they will need for semi-finals and finals. To their credit, the French did not give up, but kept their heads high and finished strong. The final score: 70-44.