TRISH Piatos scored 16 points including the game-winning jumper as De La Salle defeated Far Eastern University, 53-51, to capture the first-ever Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup women’s title at The Arena in San Juan.
Piatos converted the jumper with 2.7 seconds and the Lady Archers claimed the title when Camille Sambile missed the lay-up in FEU’s next play.
Cass Santos had nine points and nine rebounds, while Ara Abaca added eight markers for the Lady Archers.
Sambile had 20 points, as Vangie Soriano added nine points and 11 rebounds for the reigning UAAP titlist Lady Tamaraws.
The Lady Archers trailed, 8-14, but fought back and outscored the Lady Tamaraws, 20-8, in the second period for a 28-22 halftime lead.
Abaca was also named MVP in the women’s division and was joined by Sambile, Soriano, Lore Rivera of University of Santo Tomas and Shaddy Ogunsemuyen of Centro Escolar University in the Gatorade Mythical Five.
Ogunsemuyen was also named Best Defensive Player.
DLSU (53) – Piatos 16, Santos 9, Abaca 8, Corcuera 6, Ramos 4, Melendres 3, Claro 3, Garcia 2, Ong 2, Scott 0, Vergara 0, Revillosa 0, Oyao 0.
FEU (51) – Sambile 20, Soriano 9, Siat 8, Gesalan 8, Valenzona 4, Tanaman 2, Gabriel 0, Chan 0, Albano 0, Arellado 0, Castro 0.
Quarterscores: 8-14; 28-22; 43-37; 53-51.