France secured their third win of the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series with victory in Bordeaux ©FIBA

Laëtitia Guapo played a starring role as France overcame China to win the Bordeaux leg of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3x3 Women’s Series.

Returning to the team, Guapo guided France to the final where she scored eight points and made eight rebounds in a 16-13 victory over China in the French city.

China were seeking a fifth FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series win and made a strong start, taking an early 3-1 lead.

France responded as they moved 6-4 ahead in a match that had many twists and turns.

Myriam Djekoundade and Guapo both made a big difference in defence as they thwarted the likes of Wang Lili and Zhang ZhiTing.

France managed to keep their nose in front as they held a slender 10-9 lead going into the final two minutes.

Guapo then came to the fore as she scored from range to give France a three-point advantage.

Djekoundade increased that lead with another score before Guapo added two more.

Hortense Limouzin then struck to make it 16-11 with just 50 seconds remaining.

China refused to give in as Zhang and Wang found that basket but a missed free throw from the latter ended hopes of a comeback.

It was France’s third victory in the series having triumphed in Marseille and Clermont-Ferrand and leaves them 205 points behind leaders China in the overall standings.

Düsseldorf ZOOS and Canada reached the semi-finals before being defeated by France and China, respectively.

Edmonton in Canada is due to stage the next leg on the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series on July 29 and 30.