“He is so proud of these two victories in two days, savors leader Benjamin Leverman. We have the impression that we always land on our feet and everything is smiling at us, but it is no luck, we put the ingredients and finish all the meetings and rinse. Climbing was the goal, so we believed it before “A month, but the cuts were a bonus. We weren’t favourites, even if we had a team to see higher, and we’ve always responded. It’s great because there are a few teams that have done the double.”
‘It’s more than exceptional’
Three teams exactly. The leader knows what he’s talking about since he hit it off with Dax/Gamarde, who tied up three pairs (2016, 2017 and 2018), after two Hagetmau/Doazit (2000 and 2012). “I challenged the guys some time ago by telling them we didn’t win titles together, well it was done, coach Sebastian Jonca’s taste. We’ve always been going fast and they deserve it, what they’ve done is huge. We have a team that has reached maturity, with a Dacquoise formation that He was thrown, Tanguy (Ramassamy) came to give us all his experience and his toughness. We saw it again tonight (Saturday), especially in the second half. This season is more than exceptional, it’s so great. We will never do better, so we have to take advantage of it. . »
“It’s magic to all the people we’re happy to share that with.”
However, the ADB celebrated profusely by winning the Lands Cup in recent days, which did not stop him from being on the fourth final date. “We are young, we have the situation, we can sequence the party and the matches, laughs Sebastien Delouat, top scorer (18) in this final. We will realize later what we did.”
Because the ADB, who has often dominated his meetings this season and more difficult during this final, once again demonstrated his formidable strength of character. Starting with a seven-point lead, Landis raced into the lead until the break (36-36), carried especially by Sebastien Deloit and the three points from Leverman and Lisbiao, before being overtaken by Girondins (39-40, 22). ), led by Landis Florian Darigand.
“We plunged into our resources, it was a real basketball game, it was tough, and the kids got their hands on this game with their guts”
But Ramasame cleaned the racket, ADB wore a warm blue to bounce back (48-47, 29) and no longer left his opponent in the lead. A 2 + 1 from Sébastien Dulouat (55-49, 35) then three points from Lageyre (58-49, 37) and Lifermann, from about 8 meters (63-53, 39), then hundreds of ADB supporters turned, who was already hot the whole meeting, in unconditional joy. “We have the impression that we have a lucky star, Sebastien Delouat smiles. Even when we have a bad match like tonight, we manage to win. We have something. We doubted more than usual, because there was stress: offensively we were less good than usual but we did a lot in Defense The fans made the difference because they never stopped giving us a boost.”
Intensity and fighting
“It’s the magic of all the people we make happy, to share that with them, Benjamin Leverman is still amazing in front of his supporters. We didn’t give up, even if we struggled against a very good team, who have the same game as us. In the second half we were able to regain our defensive values, our intensity and our battles.” Thus, we were able to take the initiative and win.”
Sebastian Jonca continues: “Against a sports team that played very good basketball, we were pushed to our limits. We plunged into our resources, it was real basketball, it was hard, and the kids got to play this game in their guts. What a pride. ! »
Pour prolonger cette saison parfaite et « ce rêve éveillé », l’ADB, qui n’a toujours pas perdu une rencontre cette saison – « préparation group » – a maintenant rendez-vous avec les phases finales de Prénationale, face à Laès Next weekend. “Getting off the clouds is going to be complicated,” says Benjamin Leverman. But the ADB has already demonstrated on several occasions that it knows how to reconcile the feeling of celebration with the aversion to defeat.