LADIES will get their own piece of the halfcourt action as Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 is set to hold a women's division for the league's 2020 season.
League owner Ronald Mascariñas disclosed that the first-of-its-kind 3x3 league in the country will extend its doors to the girls, saying, "Gilas Women showed that their style of basketball is not just on par with the men's -- it's even more exciting."
True enough, staples of the Gilas Pilipinas Women's 3x3 showed what they're made of as they gave a glimpse of what's to come when the women's division rolls next season.
Janine Pontejos and Afril Bernardino steered Gilas White to a 21-15 victory over the Ria Nabalan-led Gilas Blue on Friday during the Grand Finals of the Magiting Cup at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong.
Pontejos drilled the game-winning deuce with 1:23 left on the clock to cap off her seven-point performance for her side.
Bernardino also got seven of her own, Chack Cabinbin got four markers, and Gemma Miranda had three for the winning team.
"I'm just happy that we are finally being recognized by Chooks-to-Go. Hopefully, we put on a good show," said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Women's program director Patrick Aquino.
Nabalan poured six for the losing side, where she teamed up with Khate Castillo, Tina Deacon, and Snow Peñaranda.
GILAS WHITE 21 - Pontejos 7, Bernardino 7, Cabinbin 4, Miranda 3.
GILAS BLUE 15 - Nabalan 6, Castillo 4, Deacon 3, Peñaranda 2.