“Coupe de France in Paris is a story of a life and a project that we have achieved”


Navy Fauthux, with Coupe de France, and Regan Magarity, with its trophy MVP in the match, celebrated this win with the Landes crowd.

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“We still have that cheerful smile,” she laughs. There was a very nice party right after the match – fortunately the brasserie opposite Percy’s was full – and a very tasty twenty-four hours. The masks fell in every sense of the word. What an honor and a pleasure to be able to honor this title with the fans. From Bercy, Saturday 23 April, to the center of Mons, in the early hours of Monday 25 April, passing by SNCF on the way back to the Landes, or from Mitterrand, Basket Lands has already celebrated this title as it should, for very long hours . “It’s not over yet!”

Celine Domirk couldn't believe this crazy match, which is punctuated by two stretches.

Celine Domirk couldn’t believe this crazy match, which is punctuated by two stretches. “I thought it would never end.”

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“Rural Basketball Power”

After last season’s “dream”, it is already the culmination of a “long-term project” this season, for this club that reached the elite in 2008. Indeed an athlete, because it is the fastest way to win the title (two semi-final rounds). “With our competitive abilities, we knew it could pay off in a few games, as we saw in the fourth final of the championship last season,” recalls Marie-Laurie Lafarge.

At 64-67 for Borg and still playing 20 seconds, Marine Fauthux takes charge and shoots three big points to equalize.  Something to set fire to the room.

At 64-67 for Borg and still playing 20 seconds, Marine Fauthux takes charge and shoots three big points to equalize. Something to set fire to the room.

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“We embodied the strength of this country basketball, who went to settle in Paris, played elbows and won without disfiguring herself.”

But also culturally, to show basketball to France what Landes are. “In all sports, the Coupe de France has a special spirit, as Marie-Laure Lafarge explains. The Paris Final is a celebration of French basketball, in a crazy room. Rarely do we have the opportunity to gather so many people for a women’s basketball game. We know The department’s passion for the sport had this blue and white wall in mind. Even SNCF was surprised, because they told us: “Normally, we fill trains with rugby supporters, for the final of 14. Beaumaris, Gamarde, Samadette or Mont-de-Marsan, they can try this at a power of 10,000.’ For a show. Basketball traits in Paris We were really proud when we brought the cadets to Paris in 2011 and 2012 We really epitomized the strength of this country basketball, who went to settle in Paris, played with elbows and won without disfigurement. We’ve been interesting since Céline arrived ( Dumerc, in 2016) and had the opportunity to show what we were capable of. Mitterrand brought us to Percy and I wasn’t out of place on Saturday.”

A blue and white wall made the trip to Percy, to create an atmosphere of Madeleine's festivities.

A blue and white wall made the trip to Percy, to create an atmosphere of Madeleine’s festivities.

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Euroleague benefits

So Basket Lands succeeded in his bet, to go to the capital and establish himself there, while even then, even if it was his main project, he could never get past the quarter-finals in competition. “And nationally, when we pass the biology landmark, we see that we are nearing the end,” the chief smiles.

Fourth French Cup in four finals for

The fourth French Cup in four finals for “The Exorcist” Valerian Vukosavljevic.

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After many failed attempts, this season clicked. “There was a comforting effect of what happened last year (Champion of France title, editor’s note), because half of the team was already there, Marie-Laurel Lafarge relay. Maybe last year, in the quarter-finals at Landerno, we didn’t do well in the middle of the tournament. We just beat “At Lyon and we didn’t have enough representation of what this meeting meant, unlike another game in the series. This season we talked about that goal. By drawing Lyon, we knew we could reduce the score because we had nothing to lose, and we weren’t a favourites.”

President Marie-Laurie Lafarge and coach Julie Barnes, two of the architects of Basketlands' success.

President Marie-Laurie Lafarge and coach Julie Barnes, two of the architects of Basketlands’ success.

Tibo Tolmond

Not to mention the obvious improvement in the squad this season. “The fact that we played in the Euroleague, with the intensity and demands of the matches – we started from -40 until we ended up beating Sopron at home, who won the competition – made us move ahead in the concerns of these big matches. In particular, this final, with two extensions, against Borg, Winner 11 times in the event. We learned at a high speed this winter. When I see young Fauthux and Chery on the field at that time, it was not by chance. A few years ago, we lost these matches, but today we are approaching them thinking we can win them. Inexperienced hand, Tulu, Aye and Domark, weighs in on the bench, and in a match like that, you take the kids. And we had the Valerian spell, we risked nothing (laughs).»

Celia Cardinal, Marin Fouthocks and Reagan Magarretti are all happy to celebrate the title with their fans at Mitterrand.

Celia Cardinal, Marin Fouthocks and Reagan Magarretti are all happy to celebrate the title with their fans at Mitterrand.

Tibo Tolmond

For a moment it will forever be engraved in the club’s history and in the hearts of many Landis.

Certificate of Authenticity

91- Masoud
Bourget 88
(after two extensions)
Place Paris (Bercy). Spectators 15,000. Referees Mfor me Ortiz, Phenomenon, Vesalny. Quadrants 20-19, 19-15, 12-15, 18-20, 10-10, 12-9. First half 39-34. End of regulation time 69-69.
Landis basketball 32 of 70 shots (45%), including 6/23 of 3 points (26%), 21/30 of free throws (70%), 53 rebounds (including 8 offensive), 23 assists, 24 Drift ball, 9 interceptions, 3 against, 22 fouls, 108 PIR. Player gets rid of Baggett (49And).
Signs Sherry (9), Paget (6), Vouthocks (14), Tolo (10), Magarretti (24), Harmon (8), Abiga (-), Torsinovic (12), Tagliamento (0), Vukosavljevic (5), Domark (3), Romy (-).
burg 33 successful shots out of 87 (37%), including 5/23 from 3 points (21%), 17/21 from free throws (80%), 42 rebounds (including 9 offensive), 17 assists , 14 losing balls, 11 interceptions, 0 against, 28 fouls, 86 rating. Elimination of Godin players (44And) Yacobu (47 .)And).
Signs Eldbrink (14), Robert (7), Michelle (10), Hampton (20), Godin (11), Jabo (20), Jacobo (4), Mann (0), Esther (2), Diawara (-), Mavuanga (-), Zodia (-).

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