The Blackwater Elite and NLEX Road Warriors kept their hot streak going after respective wins in PBA Dickies 3-on-3 women’s basketball tournament Friday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Blackwater improved to 4-0 with an 11-8 win over Barako Bull Energy, tying Alaska on top of Group A. Both Alaska and Blackwater have already secured semi-finals spots.
After the Elite took a 9-5 lead, Barako Bull’s Janna Averilla and Ailien Bernadez each scored baskets to pull the Energy to within 7-9.
But an and-one play by Allana Lim gave Blackwater enough cushion at 11-7 even as Barako Bull missed long range shots towards the end.
The winless Barako Bull lost its third straight outing in the tournament.
NLEX and Ginebra are now both in the semi-finals while Globalport suffered its second loss in three meetings.
Long bombs by Fria Bernardo and Anna Buendia pushed the NLEX lead ahead to 6-2 before three more points from Buendia increased the margin to 11-5.
Baskets by Katherine Sandel and Angelica Ortega followed by a two from Bernardo ended the game, 15-7.