Allana Lim of Paranaque defeated Snow Peñaranda of Pacific Water, 20-17, in the main event of the inaugural NBL-WNBL-IBC 1v1 basketball games held at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga, Saturday evening.
Lim pulled away after scoring four straight points in the third and final round of the contest that lived up to the billing at the start of the series of 1v1 matches to be organized by the National Basketball League, Women’s National Basketball League, and Isolation Basketball Championship.
The main event was a tight contest with Lim, who will play for the Parañaque Lady Aces in the coming season of the WNBL, holding a slim 15-14 early in the third round before Lim racked successive points to capture the victory in the competition supported by Chooks-to-Go.
“Gusto kong i-commend si Snow Peñaranda. Binigyan niya ng magandang laban yung Allana Lim,” said Lim, who also thanked league organizers for staging the 1v1 games during the pandemic under the supervision of the Games and Amusements Board led by chairman Baham Mitra.
“Nagpapasalamat kami sa lahat ng bumubuo nito. Hindi lang ako yung sobrang nabigyan ng opportunity. Pati yung mga young ones natin, ngayon may career na sa women’s basketball.”
Besides Lim, it was a field day for the Lady Aces as Jhenn Angeles defeated STAN Quezon’s Angelica De Austria in the women’s lightweight, 17-6.
Another Lady Ace entered the winner’s circle as welterweight Sthefanie Ventura outlasted Glutagence’s Nic Cancio, 14-12.
Pacific Water picked up a couple of wins as heavyweight Girly Villaflores edged Quezon’s Jo Razalo, 19-17, via a free throw shootout while featherweight Jolina Go routed Glutagence’s Nicole Delos Reyes, 14-4, via technical knockout
In other results, Teytey Teodoro, who will play for Kapatagan, Lanao Del Norte in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup’s Mindanao Leg, stunned Cameroonian Arnaud Noah, 20-15, in the showcase heavyweight match of this card that is also presented by Anytime Fitness, Uratex, Gatorade, and GIG Sportswear.
The 1v1 slate also saw runway victories with Laguna’s Raymart Amil blanking Sulong Stan’s Marvin Baracael, 10-0, in the men’s welterweight for a technical knockout, which means a win with a margin of 10 points or more.