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    Navy heats up after slow start vs Quezon to regain WNBL No. 2 spot

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    Andrea Tongco continues to steer the Lady Sailors' offense.
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    GO For Gold-Philippine Navy got back on the winning track, beating Quezon, 66-56, on Saturday at the start of the second round hostilities of the 2022 WNBL season at the Bulacan Provincial Capitol Gymnasium.

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    Janelle Mendoza had 17 points, five rebounds, and two blocks, and Andrea Tongco poured in 12 points as the Lady Sailors overcame a slow start to pick up their third win in five outings, and climb back to solo second in the standings.

    The Lady Sailors fell behind, 8-19, at the end of the first period, but came storming back outscoring the Lady Spartan, 24-10, in the second canto.

    Mendoza scored seven of her points in the second including a field goal in the final seconds to help the Lady Sailors take a 32-29 lead at the half.

    A basket by Tongco in the fourth brought the game to its biggest lead at 61-48 on the way to victory

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    Kikay Gandalla had a near double-double of 22 points and nine rebounds, but the Lady Spartan remained winless after falling to their fifth defeat.

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      The scores:

      Go For Gold-Philippine Navy 66 – Mendoza 17, Tongco 12, Borja 10, Ong 7, Antiquiera 4, Seno 4, Polindey 4, Mateo 3, Arayi 3, Cas 2, Lomogda 0, Brillante 0, Carpo 0.

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      Quezon 56 – Gandalla 22, Hortaleza 10, Valenzuela 7, Araja 6, Go 3, Cancio 2, Mier 2, Sangalang 2, Buendia 2, Taller 0, Batnag 0.

      Quarters: 8-19; 32-29; 50-45; 66-56.

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