Basketball. Dijon won their second Coupe de France against Strasbourg

Defeated in the final in 2021JDA Dijon dominated Strasbourg (83-70) this Saturday in Bercy to win the second Coupe de France in history, eight years after the first.

The Burgundians won their first trophy since the 2020 Leaders Cup, with Laurent Legname already on the bench, he returned in December to replace Nenad Markovic, and after he was released from Gravelines-Dunkirque.

One sided end to the match

The Dijonnais benefited from a favorable table to reach Bercy, knocking out two second division teams, Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Vichy-Clermont in the previous rounds, while SIG knocked out favorites Monaco in the semi-finals to follow.

But the Alsatians leave Paris as defeated as they are in 2022 after taking to the water at the very end of the game, going on a 13-0 run over two minutes and finding themselves trailing 83-70, the final score, 45 seconds from the buzzer.

The warning shot sounded thanks to three award-winning shots, from Leyton Hammonds (11 points including 3/3 from long range), David Holston (his only of the game), then Joshua Obies (2/2 from beyond the arc) and a two-shot-successful free by Cameron Hunt (13 points).

Dazzling Chikoko

But the man of the match for JDA was the Zimbabwean pivot Vitalis Chikoko (20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks), whose hot shot at the beginning of the fourth quarter (six points and a block) made it possible to transfer the first shots to Strasbourg.

In three days, the Dijonnais secured survival before filling their cupboard with another trophy.

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