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    Pontejos, Cabinbin lift Army to second straight win in WNBL

    Mar 20, 2022
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    JANINE Pontejos and Chack Cabinbin led Philippine Army to its second straight win, beating Quezon, 68-60, on Sunday in the 2022 WNBL season at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium.

    Pontejos scored 25 points on 7-of-18 shooting from three-point distance, a day after the Gilas Women mainstay hit 29 points behind five treys in the Lady Battalion’s win over Philippine Navy on Saturday.

    Winning debut for Navy

    Cabinbin, meanwhile, dished out 10 assists as Philippine Army raised its record to 2-0 to tie Taguig for the top spot in the team standings.

    Go For Gold-Philippine Navy nailed its first win of the season, defeating PSI-Philippine Air Force, 68-67.

    Trixie Antiquiera had 17 points, while Bernadette Mercado had 16 points including a triple that brought the Lady Sailors up, 66-64. Mercado also nailed two free throws to increase the lead to four.

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      The scores:

      First game

      Army 68 – Pontejos 25, Soriano 11, Flormata 10, Cabinbin 6, Gadian 6, Roque 4, Gelisan 3, Lavalle 2, Garcia 1, Sagayno 0, Comeso 0, Atienza 0.

      Quezon 60 – Araja 14, Go 12, Cancio 11, Gandalla 6, Hortaleza 6, Mier 5, Cantimbuhan 3, Sangalang 2, Nadres 1, Valenzuela 0, Tan 0, Taller 0. Batnag 0.

      Quarters: 18-17; 37-22; 49-39; 68-60.

      Second game

      Go For Gold-Philippine Navy 68 – Antiquiera 17, Mercado 16, Mendoza 10, Cas 8, Arayi 6, Brillante 4, Mateo 3, Ong 2, Seno 2, Borja 0, Lomogda 0, Polindey 0, Carpo 0.

      PSI Lady Air Defenders 67 – Resultay 20, Columna 18, Bernardo 8, Paig 6, Buendia 6, Tecson 4, Ortega 3, Abriam 2, Pagtapat 0, Avila 0.

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      Quarters: 13-7; 25-27; 51-47; 68-67.

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