Turiaf, France Take Bronze Medal

Aug. 5, 2002

VILNIUS, Lithuania - Gonzaga University sophomore Ronny Turiaf scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds Sunday to help France defeat Russia 95-78 for the bronze medal in the European Championships U20.

Turiaf and France had been defeated by Greece 79-70 in Saturday's late semifinal, Turiaf scoring a tournament-low 4 points and grabbing 7 rebounds in the defeat.

Greece captured the gold medal with a 77-73 victory over Spain on Sunday.

Turiaf averaged 14.9 points to rank 11th and 9.8 rebounds for third in the championships.



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