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Taguig survives war vs Pacific Water, nabs third win in WNBL


Taguig survived a defensive battle against Pacific Water, 43-34, in the Pia Cayetano WNBL Season 2021, Sunday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center.

Trailing by double digits multiple times, the Queens tried to claw back in the game with four straight points, 30-36, with still 3:24 to go.

But their offense betrayed Pacific Water thereafter.

They missed their next six field goals and four attempts at the free-throw line, ultimately giving the Lady Generals the win.

The Queens’ offense was silent throughout the night, failing to register double-digits in all but one quarter.

Despite not having any player in twin figures in scoring, Taguig still got its third win in five tries. They were led by the nine-point outing of Tin Capilit.

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Janeth Sison registered seven points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, veteran Marichu Bacaro had seven points, three rebounds, and two steals off the bench.

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Jolina Go limped out of the game with 40.9 ticks left after a hard hit on her left thigh on a screen. Still, she paced the Queens anew with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Cristine Cortizano punched in a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds as

Pacific Water missed the services of star player Snow Peñaranda for the second consecutive game.

The Queens slid to 1-6 with one game left in their schedule. They could still make the playoffs as only the bottom team will be booted out after the elimination round. Stan Quezon, the current fourth seed, is at 1-4.


The Scores:

Taguig 43 – Capilit 9, Sison 7, Bacaro 7, Gonato 4, Hortaleza 4, Chan 4, Gandalla 3, Ventura 3, Manuel 2, Positos 0, Felisarta 0, Duazo 0, Del Carmen 0, Batnag 0.

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Pacific Water 34 – Go 14, Cortizano 10, Taller 4, Sebastian 3, Balasta 2, Buendia 1, Alba 0, Bilbao 0, Adriano 0.

Quarterscores: 10-6, 21-15, 30-22, 43-34.

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