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Palmera-Dy, Glutagence turn back Taguig, take WNBL semis lead


Glutagence survived a Taguig resurgence in the third quarter, 62-53, moving on the cusp of the Pia Cayetano WNBL Finals on Saturday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Leading by as much as 19 after a jump shot by Carol Sangalang at the 8:19 mark of the third frame, the Glow Boosters looked prime for a breakaway win.

Not so fast, said the Lady Generals.

Taguig went to work after that Sangalang bucket, going on an 18-2 blast to end the period, capped by Monique del Carmen’s four-point play and a buzzer-beating jumper, to inch within three entering the fourth, 38-41.

A deuce by Julie Gula with 2:52 to go in the match restored Glutagence’s lead to double digits at 11, 59-48.

But the Lady Generals just would not give up, stringing five straight points to cut their deficit to just six with 51 seconds remaining.

However, Camille Claro and Raiza Palmera-Dy iced the victory for the Glow Boosters with conversions from the line.

Palmera-Dy filled the stat sheet with 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting, eight rebounds, six assists, and a steal.2021-Pia-WNBL-Glutagence-def-Taguig-Ana-Alicia-Katrina-Castillo-Glutagence-scaled Palmera-Dy, Glutagence turn back Taguig, take WNBL semis lead Basketball NBL News  - philippine sports news

Khate Castillo was big off the bench, making 14 points and four assists while Sangalang added six points and seven rebounds.2021-Pia-WNBL-Glutagence-def-Taguig-Lorraine-Jastine-Capilit-Lady-Generals-scaled Palmera-Dy, Glutagence turn back Taguig, take WNBL semis lead Basketball NBL News  - philippine sports news

Taguig star guards Tin Capilit and Chu Bacaro were held to a combined 8-of-32 from the field as the former finished with 15 points while the latter only managed four.
2021-Pia-WNBL-Glutagence-def-Taguig-Monique-Allison-del-Carmen-Lady-Generals-scaled Palmera-Dy, Glutagence turn back Taguig, take WNBL semis lead Basketball NBL News  - philippine sports news
Del Carmen, who played very limited minutes in the elimination round due to an injury, had her best game as a Lady General with eight points, three rebounds, and two assists.

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Glutagence looks to advance to the Finals while Taguig aims for a do-or-die Game Three tomorrow, 11:15 am, at the same arena.

The Scores:

Glutagence 62 – Palmera-Dy 20, Castillo 14, Sangalang 6, Figuracion 5, Claro 4, Gula 4, Lualhati 4, Cancio 3, Salapong 2, Garcia 0, Tan 0, Cainglet 0, Hufanda 0.

Taguig 53 – Capilit 15, Del Carmen 8, Sison 6, Hortaleza 6, Duazo 5, Gandalla 5, Bacaro 4, Gonato 2, Positos 2, Felisarta 0, Manuel 0, Ventura 0, Chan 0.

Quarterscores: 16-9, 31-18, 41-38, 62-53.

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