Victorious in the Var in their round of 16 of the Coupe de France Trophy, the Toulouse team will return there for their quarter. The final at Bercy is in sight.
“Did Laurent Sciarra sin by overconfidence? No. Not him. His players, on the other hand, yes. He shot them (sic) in the locker room!” Alain Malinovski, the emblematic president of the TOAC basket, is thrilled. Its players have achieved the feat, because it is one, to eliminate Hyères Toulon, leader of its National 2 group with a budget of 1.40 M € (for information, almost double that of the TBC in N1 !).
They even had the strength to win in overtime when Louis Boulaire’s 3-point basket win (valid on video) was denied to them! The Var leaders had such confidence in their team that they obtained the organization of a quarter and a half of this Trophy Coupe de France. It will be without Hyères Toulon!
A team yet cut for the N1. With Clifford Colimon, the former US leader of the TBC (18/19), Pierrick Moukenga, the experienced Talençais seen in Andrézieux-Bouthéon and Saint-Vallier, Mourad Bekloua (ex-Avignon and Golbey Epinal), the Guinean international Daouda Condé, Oumarou Baradji (ex-Aubenas), Raphaël Wilson (ex-Golbey Epinal and Vanves), Elio Sadiku (ex Saint-Vallier), the composition of the Var club is impressive.
The U17s also have an appointment in the quarter-finals
Overconfidence? Sin of pride? We will never know. But these players, reprimanded at the end of the meeting by Laurent Sciarra, their coach, should better study, in preparation, the TOAC roster. It’s not bad either!
His ax position 1 (the American Tyreece Brice) – position 5 (Ludovic Vaty, a former international A anyway!), essential in basketball, is strong. And to oil the collective, he has five winners of the competition with the TBC in 2018: François Couret, Elie Fédensieu, Odys Delis Mayeta, Arnaud Dabadie and Pascal Tajan, MVP of the final won against Kaysersberg. It helps !
Happiness never comes alone, the U17s of ATB, cooperation of TBC, TOAC and Lardenne, also qualified for the quarter-finals of their Coupe de France by dominating over the Boulazac weekend (69-56 ) in 16th and JSA Bordeaux (93-58) in 8th.