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Barako, Globalport round out PBA 3-on-3 women elims with wins



Barako Bull Energy ended its PBA Dickies 3-on-3 Women’s Basketball Tournament campaign on a good note after edging the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters, 9-6 Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseumm

The Energy overcame a poor start and relied on Regina Dela Merced in the end for the win.

Anna Maristela first hit a two as the Tropang Texters led 3-1 before Dela Merced made two free throws to push Barako ahead, 5-4.

Janna Averilla then hit a two while Aileen Bernadez converted on an and-one play to make it 9-4 for the Energy with less than a minute left.

The Energy rounded out its run with a 2-3 record while TNT finished with a 1-4 slate in Group A.

Globalport Batang Pier defeated San Miguel Beer via default in the second game to improve its overall standing to 3-2 in Group B.

The Beermen will exit the tournament with a 2-3 card.