Air Force-PSI flight high all the way to WNBL Finals
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 15, 2019 05:20 PM
(Photo courtesy of NBL)
Philippine Air Force-PSI completed the upset over Philippine Navy-Go for Gold, 66-56, to advance into the finals of the first season of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) last Saturday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.
Cindy Resultay and Amby Almazan carried the fourth-seed Lady Air Defenders to victory after scoring 18 points as they sweep the best-of-three semifinal series against the top-ranked Lady Sailors.
The Lady Air Defenders took Game 1 with a 68-49 win over the Lady Sailors last August 31 at the Botolan Peoples Plaza in Botolan, Zambales.
Army took control of the game after it built a 9-0 run which included five straight points for Anna Buendia to post a 51-40 lead midway in the fourth quarter.
In the other semifinal series, Cleon and Clyde forced a rubber match after beating Taguig, 68-61, in Game 2.
Jamie Alcoy scored 19 points and hit five threes, and Snow Penaranda had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Lady Snipers to tie the series at 1-1.
Chack Cabinbin had 17 points, but fellow national team player Janine Pontejos was limited to nine points for the Lady Generals.
Cleon and Clyde overcame a 13-point lead with Alcoy scoring eight straight points including two triples, handing the Lady Snipers a 51-45 advantage late in the third.