'This team is special' - British basketball reacts to London Lions EuroCup first-leg win

London Lions have pulled off 'the biggest win by a British female club, ever'.

That was the verdict of Head Coach Mark Clark after his team clinched a nail-biting historic 65-64 win over French giants Bourges on Wednesday night in the first leg of their EuroCup Women play-off tie.

It was a remarkable result for Clark's 32nd ranked side against the No.1 ranked former EuroCup winning team. They take a small advantage into next week's second leg.

Great Britain stalwart Jo Leedham-Warner produced once more on the big stage with 16 points against her former team.

Leedham-Warner along with the likes of Kennedy Leonard, Holly Winterburn, Shanice Beckford-Norton, Chantelle Charles and Azania Stewart took the game to Bourges to grab a 49-43 lead going into the final 10 minutes.

Bourges pulled it back to a one-point game with just 28.6 seconds remaining, but Lions dug deep to pull of a historic win at Crystal Palace.


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