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Ituano took the lead in the first phase of the Paulista Women’s Basketball Championship. This Thursday (2), Itu’s team hosted Ourinhos in their penultimate round before the knockout stage. With an overwhelming first quarter, the hosts confirmed their favoritism and won 81 to 64.
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As a result of the victory, Ituano took the lead. However, the situation must be temporary. With five wins and 11 points, Itu’s team needs to hope for a setback for Campinas against Santo André this Friday (3) to stay at the top. The Campinas team remains undefeated in the competition with five wins in five games. Furthermore, the two teams duel in the last round of the game for first place.
In this Thursday’s match, Ituano had an excellent start to the game. With a high level of shooting from the field, the home team opened the match with a 16-point lead after the first quarter. Ourinhos decreased before the break, but Itu’s team came back from the changing rooms with everything and increased the difference to 23. Thus, they only managed the victory in the last quarter.
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Mariana Dias, from Ituano, was the scorer of the match with 22 points scored and an efficiency of 27. In addition, Gabriela Guimarães also stood out, scoring a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Larissa Carneiro finished as the third highest scorer on the winning team with 12 points scored.
Journalist from Recife graduated from Faculdade Boa Viagem, passionate about football, athletics, basketball and other sports.