“It was crazy, I had the impression that the match would never end,” Céline Domerc smiled, after hoisting her sixth French Coupe. It is really magical because almost the whole audience was there. I am very proud to be part of this club! And to live like this The moment in such an environment. All these feelings deserve more than just an address. And with all these people who arrived in Paris, they were “All Touches of the United States!” »»
Basket Lands Spring
Thousands of Basket Lands supporters had already won the first round, prior to the meeting, against about 250 Berruyers fans who set up in Paris. Much of the room is blue and white, and a southwest band and songs reverberate in Bercy, feeling like you’re in the middle of the Fêtes de la Madeleine. The Landis made themselves at home. They were not affected, as happened in the second leg of the European Cup quarter-final in Bourges (74-55).
“It was a boxing match and our girls had crazy souls”
They could have collapsed when Borg created a first gap (7-15, 5 .).And), which is his biggest advance in the game. But Basket Lands showed he had the support, regaining control, thus creating a six-point gap (49-43, 25).And), after a winning shot from Torsinovic. So it wasn’t a Bourget spring. Anyway, not down to earth. Valerian Vukosavljevic’s teammates – who won the French Cup for the fourth time in as many finals, two and a half months after the birth of her daughter – could have collapsed again when Borg came back for the score, another twenty-eight minutes late, before creating a new break (53-59, 34And), carried by the untenable Guapo (20 points).
“It was a boxing fight and our girls had a crazy soul,” Marie-Laurie Lafarge said. Supplement to the soul even with this absolute audience. Basket Landis returned and Eldebrink missed the first match point, sending the two teams into overtime (69-69). First extension since then, although again leading by six points (77-71, 44 .).And) on a triple pointer from Chery, Borg equaled seven seconds from the end, with a long-range shot from Robert, inside until then (79-79, 45).And).
Another blow to the Landis family. But it was said that the French champion would return the trophy to his country. Basketlands have once again managed to build on a solid team game – with 23 assists – and on ‘Royal’ Magaretti, whose Swede interior has been blazing in recent weeks and is still the MVP this Saturday (19 points, 12 rebounds for 25 cuts). the currency) ). When Jacobo and Gudin left the floor for five fouls, the Swede flipped with five points Percy (86-83, 48).And).
“We can’t imagine what that means for the people who follow us”
“We stayed united”
Certainly this time. Robert’s new long-range shot bounced off the hoop this time. Even after 50 minutes of effort, Landaises can still run across the floor with glee. before coming to present the trophy to their audience. Marine Fauthux had been able to hug her older brother in her arms for a long time, and they were all moved. “It was tough, it was unbelievable, we ended up washing but we did it, savor Lando-Béarnaise, who won her first singles title there. We stayed united, and that rewards our good season in the Euroleague and in the championship.”
“We do high-level sports to experience that kind of emotion, as Lands coach, Julie Barnes tastes. We can’t imagine what that means for the people following us. We make them dream, it’s incredible. My father, who hasn’t been to Paris for 20 years, When I left Insip, he was there. You have to take advantage of these moments, it doesn’t happen every day. In advance, I apologize to SNCF for the return trip (smiles). »
The team leaving Austerlitz on Saturday night promised to be great for the 500 fans on board. Before doing it again on Sunday afternoon, in Mont-de-Marsan.
(1) Fans of Espace Mitterrand on Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m., are expected to celebrate this trophy with their nationals.