Team Jundiaí’s under-18 and under-20 men’s basketball teams were defeated in their last game for the State Championship. Despite the bad campaign of their teams, coaches Edison Mina and Leonel Menezes, respectively, evaluated the participation in the competition as good, in terms of a resumption of post-pandemic activities and rescue of the modality.
The under-18 entered the court this Tuesday (21), for the last round of the qualifying phase, against Clube Campineiro, in Campinas, and ended up losing by 87 to 77.
Thus, the Jundiaiense team commanded by Mina ended up saying goodbye in 11th position, out of 12 teams in all, adding only three victories in 22 games. “We see this return with good eyes and positivity. Of course we had many difficulties this year, with young and inexperienced athletes, without playing for two years, but we managed to work and present a great evolution. now, it is to continue that for 2023”.
Under-18 training continues until the end of the year and some players will compose the team for the Open Games, in October.
Already the under-20, coach Leonel Menezes, ended his participation in the State on Sunday (18), when he lost to Avaré by 103 to 52, at the opponent’s house.
With the score, the team was in 11th position, out of 12 in all, saying goodbye with just three wins in 22 matches. “We already expected this difficulty, we had some losses, of boys who left to study or work, in addition to injuries. But, for a first step in this reconstruction, our participation was very important. cast, raising expectations for next year, with a stronger base”, points out Menezes.
Despite the poor results, two athletes managed to stand out and were invited to participate in the National Development League (LND), one below Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB).
After the Open Games, Menezes says he will start with the recruitment processes, with player tests and in search of sponsors that embrace the Jundiaiense basketball project.
U-16 CONTINUE IN THE CONTEST
The under-16 team, also under the guidance of Edison Mina, continues to fight for the Golden Phase of the Metropolitan League. And today (23), at 5 pm, Team Jundiaí enters the court against Bragança Paulista, in the Bolão gym.
Jundiaí disputes the 3rd position, of six teams in the Gold Phase. At this stage, 1st and 2nd places guarantee spots for the semifinals, while the remaining four teams make a kind of “play-in”, in which they face each other in unique matches (3rd against 6th, 4th against 5th) to define the other two semifinalists. .