Lady Titans win 3rd Finals and WCSA Basketball Championship
by Sonny Alfonso, INK
This final game against PWU for the WCSA championship was laced from beginning to end with an optimistic dynamism and unstoppable self-confidence. It began with a slow first quarter, broken up by numerous fouls on both sides. PWU guarded the Titans man to man, seeking to slow down our drives and steal the ball. Both teams scored a limp 11-8 with the Titans leading by 3.
Francine Geli drives past her PWU guard to lay up a clean right hander.
The second quarter sparked more action with Fayth Pangilinan, Shen Callangan; Abi Manzanares and Joy Pumaren scoring with their daring drives. Francine Geli finished the half with a beautiful one hand lay-up, the PWU guard right on top of her. The Titans now stretched ahead 27-18.
PWU now exhausted by their man-to-man guarding and only three subs, relaxed to a structured 2-3 defense and improved their scoring to reach 34 points against the Titan lead of 44.
Abi Manzanares drives in for a clean shot!
The last quarter saw several steals, fast breaks and steady shooting by the Titan Ladies as they stretched ahead to win this third final game and the WCSA championship 67-46!
The 2017 WCSA Champions!