Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

Peñaranda returns as Pacific Water stays alive in WNBL playoff race


Pacific Water did everything in its power to have a chance for the last playoff ticket in the Pia Cayetano WNBL Season 2021, and now, it’s a game of wait and see.

The Queens turned back Stan Quezon in their final eliminations game, 76-66, Sunday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

The victory brought Pacific Water to 2-6 at the end of the elimination round while pulling down the Lady SparTANs to 1-5 for fourth and fifth seeds, respectively.

The Queens now hope Quezon loses at least one of its last two games for a knockout playoff match for the final playoff berth. Two losses for the Lady SparTANs will give the ticket to Pacific Water with no need for a playoff.

Snow Peñaranda, who missed the last two games, had a successful return for the Queens with 22 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, and a steal.

A floater by Cara Buendia at the 6:08 mark put Pacific Water comfortably ahead by 14, 64-50.

But the Lady SparTANs had one last run in them as a long two by Kath Araja inched them to within six, 66-72, with 1:28 to go.

However, that shot would be their last basket of the match.

2021-PIA-WNBL-Quezon-vs-Pacific-Water-Jollina-Go-Pacific-Water-scaled Peñaranda returns as Pacific Water stays alive in WNBL playoff race Basketball NBL News  - philippine sports news

With 4:01 left in the match, Jollina Go who was having a field day with 17 points on a 7-of-10 shooting, suffered an injury and was stretchered out of the court. She did not return.

2021-PIA-WNBL-Quezon-vs-Pacific-Water-Caramia-Angela-Buendia-Pacific-Water-scaled Peñaranda returns as Pacific Water stays alive in WNBL playoff race Basketball NBL News  - philippine sports news

Cara Buendia also helped the Queens with her best performance of the season with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

#ReadMore  AVC Club: Belen shines as young Rebisco handed tough loss by Altay

2021-PIA-WNBL-Quezon-vs-Pacific-Water-Chicky-Faraon-Lady-Spartans-scaled Peñaranda returns as Pacific Water stays alive in WNBL playoff race Basketball NBL News  - philippine sports news

Chicky Faraon led Quezon with 17 points and six rebounds, while Dianne Ventura had 12 points off the bench but needed 16 attempts.

Araja flirted with a triple-double of 10 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds while Jo Razolo also got 10 points.


The Scores:

Pacific Water 76 – Peñaranda 22, Go 17, Buendia 12, Cortizano 7, Bilbao 6, Mamaril 6, Adriano 2, Taller 2, Sebastian 2, Balasta 0, Payac 0.

Stan Quezon 66 – Faraon 17, Ventura 12, Razalo 10, Araja 10, Valenzuela 5, Jimenez 5, Tupaz 3, De Austria 2, Taroja 2, Iida 0.

Quarterscores: 15-15, 33-30, 58-47, 76-66.

Written By

Just a kid from Cavite trying to make a difference.


You May Also Like

3x3 Basketball

Uratex proudly claimed the title of the inaugural champion of the Women’s PBA Invitational. Shanda Anies and Eunique Chan took turns torching Gilas B...

3x3 Basketball

Titans and Zoos Tokyo were the latest teams to secure their spots in the quarters of the Manila Hustle 3×3 Season 2 after dominating...

3x3 Basketball

Bigger and better are the promises of Manila Hustle 3×3 in its second season as it welcomes 16 teams to the fold this weekend...

Basketball

Troy Rosario was not able to rejoin TNT immediately after his tour of duty with Gilas Pilipinas in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in...

2022 Asian Games

The Hangzhou 19th Asian Games in September was postponed because of Covid-19’s omicron variant pandemic situation in China to a still-to-be-determined date, according to...

3x3 Basketball

The PBA has pencilled in the 3×3 Second Conference Grand Finals’ resumption for April 27 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Commissioner Willie...

3x3 Basketball

Limitless will look to maintain its PBA 3×3 kingship as the Second Conference Grand Finals takes place on Wednesday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum....

3x3 Basketball

Meralco conquered familiar foes Limitless App by way of a 22-18 decision to emerge as the early leader of the PBA 3×3 Second Conference’s...

Advertisement