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.
"This is HUGE for british basketball, for women's british basketball... I don't think people understand what really just happened here."— London Lions (@LondonLions) December 15, 2021
MVP @joey_leedham13 on the big @EuroCupWomen win 🔊🔊 pic.twitter.com/nluZb75Pjn
Give us the opportunity and best believe we are going to take it !!!!— hol (@hollywinterburn) December 15, 2021
I love basketball and I love this team @LondonLions !!!! 🤍🤍🤍
We belong on this stage…HALFWAY THERE🤞🏻
Great win of @LondonLions women at Eurocup against a very experienced team. Whatever happens in second game, this win deserves to be highlighted. Congratulations!— Jose Maria Buceta (@chemabuceta) December 15, 2021
This victory in the @EuroCupWomen is monumental for @LondonLions, and should help British basketball. To beat a club like Bourges, the former EuroLeague Women champions, tremendous. Second leg will be tough but you never know ... 🦁🙌🏀— JEFF TAYLOR (@JeffreyNTaylor) December 15, 2021
Witnessed history tonight. Masterful performance from @londonlions.— Sam Neter 🦏 (@SamNeter) December 15, 2021
Re-emphasised the importance of knowing our history - it gives context to everything. This was HUGE.
So glad me & @BradHoopsfix were in the building for it 👏 #Tweet100 https://t.co/Y02C9OgFtx
.@LondonLions @clarkabbey just completed one of the greatest wins ever for #BritishBasketball— @Basketmedia365 🏀♀️🏀 Paul Nilsen (@basketmedia365) December 15, 2021
Also one of biggest EVER #EuroCupWomen shock results as 32nd rank v 1st rank
Also beaten a truly LEGENDARY #EuroLeagueWomen club and a French basktball giant.
Image credit - FIBA
03 Aug 2022