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Mahindra ends skid; Ginebra goes two in a row

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Tiebreaker Times Mahindra ends skid; Ginebra goes two in a row 3x3 Basketball News PBA  Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters PBA Season 41 MJ Galicia Mix Bautista Mahindra Enforcers Jacquelyn Suarez Cindy Resultay Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Anna Buendia Angeli Gloriani Alaska Aces 2016 PBA-Tag Heuer Women's 3-on-3

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the Mahindra Enforcers scored contrasting wins Wednesday in the PBA-Tag Heuer women’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Ginebra recorded their second straight win after an impressive 16-6 beating of Alaska in Group A. Ginebra tied NLEX at 2-0, while the Aces fell back to the .500 mark at 2-2.

An alley-oop leading to an and-one play by MJ Galicia made it a 7-3 lead for Ginebra as the team slowly pulled away from Alaska.

Mix Bautista then asserted her strength inside, scoring on post-up plays. Two long range shots by Angeli Gloriani punctuated the ending for Ginebra, 16-6.

Also in Group A action, the Mahindra Enforcers snapped a two-game slide and booked their first win via a hard-fought 13-12 decision over the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters.

Tiebreaker Times Mahindra ends skid; Ginebra goes two in a row 3x3 Basketball News PBA  Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters PBA Season 41 MJ Galicia Mix Bautista Mahindra Enforcers Jacquelyn Suarez Cindy Resultay Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Anna Buendia Angeli Gloriani Alaska Aces 2016 PBA-Tag Heuer Women's 3-on-3

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A basket by Jacquelyn Suarez pushed Phoenix ahead, 5-3, before Anna Buendia racked up four straight points to help Mahindra take the 8-5 margin.

But Joan Diego and Suarez brought Phoenix back, each scoring two baskets. Another basket by Diego made it 11-10 for Phoenix, but Jinky Balasta answered back, tying the count at 11 apiece.

After a Phoenix turnover, Cindy Resultay then made the go-ahead basket while fishing a foul to complete an and-one.

Phoenix dropped to 0-2 in Group A with the loss.

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