After the setback in the last match, Sampaio Basquete recovered and beat Blumenau this Saturday (14). And it was a game, with the right to extra time. Even playing away from home, the team from Maranhão managed to impose itself and was victorious in 91 to 79. With the new triumph, the team reached ten victories in the LBF and follows on the heels of Sesi Araraquara, who is the leader of the competition.
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The game was electric, with many alternations of leadership on the scoreboard. Sampaio even opened eight points in the first period, but the partial ended up tied at 20 to 20. In the second quarter, it was Blumenau’s turn to shoot: the team came to have a ten advantage and went to the locker rooms with 39 to 32 on the scoreboard.
In the second half, the home team kept ahead, until it suffered a blackout in the final stretch of the third quarter and Sampaio scored 12 consecutive points to turn the period 56 to 52 in their favor. In the decisive part, the team from Maranhão kept the lead until the last ball, when Vitoria Marcelino hit a three-pointer and tied the duel, forcing the extension. There, it was only Sampaio, who won by 91 to 79.
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Jennifer O’neill, from Sampaio, and Leila Zabani, from Blumenau, were the scorers of the game, with 27 points. Patty was the most effective player, with 24 points and 62.5% on threes (5/8), in addition to four rebounds and three assists. Tainá, with 18, and Gabriela Guimarães, with 11, also had double digits. On the Blumenau side, Vitoria Marcelino had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists.
Situation of the teams in the LBF
While Sampaio has ten wins and two defeats, Blumenau appears in fourth place with seven triumphs and four setbacks in the competition. The team from Santa Catarina has the same campaign as Vera Cruz Campinas. Santo André/Abapa is in third place, with seven wins and three defeats.
And Sampaio’s next commitment is precisely against Sesi Araraquara, his direct rival in the fight for the first position of the LBF. The two teams will face each other on Wednesday (18), at 19:30, in Maranhão. It is worth remembering that, in the first round, the São Paulo team won.
Blumenau, in turn, will have almost a week of rest. The team will only play again on Sunday, May 22, also in a direct confrontation, against Santo André/Abapa, away from home.
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