Pool A’s Uratex Tibay and Pool B’s Uratex Dream won all of their assignments on Day 1 of the WNBL 3×3 first leg at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.
The Tibay team of Eunique Chan, Ford Grajales, Kat Quimpo, and Sam Harada won over QWBT, 22-4; JJD Basketball, 21-7; and Dreamers, 11-9, to secure the first semis slot in this level three FIBA 3×3 tournament.
Harada was dominant, tallying 24 points — including 11 against QWBT. Grajales was also lights out, totalling 19 points, including 10 points against JJD.
On the other hand, the Dream squad of Kaye Pingol, Alyssa Villamor, Tina Deacon, and Shanda Anies beat Amazing, 7-6; and Jiaguel, 20-8, to go to 2-0 in pool B.
Villamor led the way for the Dream with 11 total points while Anies and Pingol had 6 and 5, respectively.
The Dreamers and JJD will battle it out for the final semifinal berth in Group A after a 2-1 win-loss card. The Dreamers beat Fourbees Hoopers, 16-9; and QWBT, 21-12, while JJD won over Fourbees Hoopers, 11-10; and QWBT, 18-9.
The Dreamers were led by the 19 points of Rica Francisco while Christine Isip also had 19 total points for JJD.
JiaGuel beat Swish, 22-4, and Bluefire Gasulista Huskies, 16-14, for a 2-1 win-loss record in Group B. Bluefire is also in second place in the bracket after winning over Amazing, 16-9, and Swish, 19-7.
Snow Penaranda of the Bluefire Gasulista was the leading scorer of the day, totalling a whopping 33 points, highlighted by a 12-point outing against Amazing.
The JiaGuel showcased a balanced team in its three games played that it played as Cara Buendia got 15 total points, Boom Moslares tallied 14, Trina Guytingco had nine, and Pam Payac totaled eight.
The semifinals and the finals will be played on Sunday.