Titans Ladies Basketball Varsity defeats Philippine Women’s University in Second Finals
by Sonny Alfonso, INK
Women’s basketball can be as aggressive as men’s, especially if both teams are determined to win. The March 26 game between the Titans and PWU, their second game for the finals was a point-by-point teeter, each team committing fouls and piling up free throws. Held at Rizal Memorial Stadium, the first quarter ended with PWU holding a two point lead, 20 to 18. PWU’s Labrador and Camba led the PWU scoring and stealing passes from the Titans.
Fayth Pumaren drives right into the PWU defense and scores!
The Titans pulled up in the half and held a sizable lead 36 to 25. Despite rebounds pulled down by PWU’s Auro and Sanchez, Speedy Shina Marcos and Francine Geli made fast getaways for hard drive layups, while Shen Callangan, Joy Pangilin and Francine advanced the Titan score with their three pointers.
Speedy Shina (11) drives in hard against the red defense to score a twinner.
By the third quarter, the Titan Ladies held a comfortable 56-44 lead, with Shina, Francine and Abi Manzanares leading the way. Roxy Liao also made several drives and outside shots at critical moments against a tight PWU defense.
The Lady Titans finalized the defeat of PWU at 69-63, and they are set to be victorious in the third final of the season.