Stan Quezon finally earned its breakthrough win, trouncing winless Pacific Water, 69-54, Sunday in the Pia Cayetano WNBL Season 2021 at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.
After a tight first half, the Lady Spartans put some separation come the third quarter. They outscored the Queens by six to enter the payoff period ahead by nine, 49-40.
But the job was not yet done and Quezon was aware of it.
The Lady Spartans pounced even more in the final frame, starting with a 13-4 blast, capped by an Anna Iida deuce, to establish an 18-point advantage at the 6:49 mark, 62-44.
Jade Valenzuela had 14 points, seven rebounds, and four steals, while Kristine Duran dropped 13 points, seven rebounds, and three steals.
Pacific Water shot itself on the foot, committing 33 errors translating to 33 easy points for the Lady Spartans.
Jollina Go paced the Queens anew with 22 points and four assists but had seven turnovers.
Snow Peñaranda delivered a double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds. She also committed seven errors.
Out of the 13 players fielded by Pacific Water, only six made at least a point.
Stan Quezon 69 – Araja 16, Valenzuela 14, Duran 13, Ventura 6, Iida 6, Taroja 4, Faraon 4, Razolo 2, De Austria 2, Tupaz 1, Nadres 1, Naynes 0, Jimenez 0.
Pacific Water 54 – Go 22, Peñaranda 16, Adriano 6, Buendia 4, Villaflores 4, Balasta 2, Cortizano 0, Payac 0, Mamaril 0, Taller 0, Bilbao 0, Alba 0, Sebastian 0.
Quarterscores: 16-14, 33-30, 49-40, 69-54.