Franca opens lead, falters but wins for Araraquara Paulista de Basket | basketball

Sesi Franca Basquete beat AZ Araraquara 98:78, playing the first and fourth periods flawlessly, this Friday night in Araraquara for the third round of the Paulista Basketball Championship.

The home team had two good quarters, the second and third, but they were not enough to overtake their opponents on aggregate and saw the reigning national champions strike in the final stages. Reynan became the scorer of the match with 29 points, followed by Jorginho with 22.

Neto became the home team’s top scorer with 15. Lucas Mariano had the most rebounds with 12, followed by AZ’s Moreira with 11. In goals, Scalia and Jorginho tied with 5 points each.

Helino Garcia’s team now has three wins in three games, leading the state. The Araraquara team has one win and two losses and is in sixth place.

Araraquara will play again next Wednesday 10th at 19:00 against Sao Paulo at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo. A day later, on Thursday, Franca travels to Osasco to face the home team at the Geodesic Gymnasium at 8 p.m.

Lucas Diaz fights for Sesi vs. Araraquara State Basketball — Photo by Marcos Limonti/Disclosure/Sesi Franca

Franca Basket confirmed its advantage in the first quarter, but not only nominally, playing a lot. The team pressed, forcing the Arakurens to make mistakes. With good use from Jorginho, Lucas Diaz and David Jackson, the team hit the mark and closed out 26-12.

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Nezinho and Scalia looked for the play and tried to reverse AZ’s deficit and managed to hit the crossbar, but it was not enough. Franca, while not using the same marking, used the attack well and lost time by two points, 21:19, for a total lead of 45:33.

The Araraquara team returned to the field with much more momentum and managed to corner the current champion of the country. Moreira dominated the rebounding and set a strong rhythm with the tireless Neto to win the period 26:18. However, in the final seconds, Jorginho changed the three ball and closed the score with Franca still leading, 66:59. .

At the start of the last quarter, Franca extended its lead to 10 points in the first attempt on a three-pointer by Paulo Barbosa Jr. Young Reynan Santos proved to be a devil, converting two baskets from three and making disturbing penetrations.

Stabile and Scala tried their best to get the score, but they only managed to avoid a collision. In the end, the victory in the quarter finals was 32:19, and the final score was 98:78.

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