AZ Araraquara will be back on court this Wednesday (10th) at 19:00 when they take on São Paulo at São Paulo FC Gymnasium, Jardim Leonor, São Paulo. The match is valid for the third round of the men’s basketball special division championship.
The Aracuara team has played two matches so far, both at the Ginácio do Seçi in Araraçuara, where they won 79-72 against Corinthians and lost 98-78 to defending champions Cesi Franca in Novo Basket Brasil (NBB). . On the other hand, this Wednesday’s opponent played only one match in the competition and won 94:80 against Basket Osasco in the away game.
In the next round, AZ Araraquara will again play away from home to face Bauru Basket, scheduled for this Friday (12th) match at 19:30 at the Pressure Cooker gym in Bauru. The next home match “Ararat” team will play on August 21, at 17:00 at “Ginacio do Sessi” against “Rio Claro”.
AZ Araraquara was officially launched in January this year by the Municipality of Araraquara through Fundesport and in partnership with the AZ Colégio e Cursos educational network in Ribeirao Preto and more than 350 schools in Brazil. Other supporting companies are Multifisio, Nova Era, Empório do Corpo and Alto Uruguai Restaurant.
The team led by coach Fabio Apolinario has already participated in two competitions this season: they were fourth in the Brazilian Championship of the Brazilian Basketball Confederation (CBB) and runner-up in the São Paulo Basketball Cup. At the moment, the team also competes in the Regional Games.