Contributed by Louie Razon
Behind their punishing game-long full court press, De La Salle Zobel totally dominated St. Paul’s College of Pasig, 67-33 in their quest for the WNCAA Championship. Behind some nifty three-point shooting, St. Paul’s kept it fairly close early in the first quarter but numerous forced turnovers led to breakaway lay-ups that put the Junior Lady Archers comfortably ahead at the end of the third, 45-28. A very tired St. Paul’s eventually yielded and scored only 5 points in the last quarter. The victory gave the team a sweep of Gropu B and avoided a triple-tie for first, which ironically would have eliminated DLSZ because of its slim winning margin over St. Jude.
Next up for the Junior Lady Archers is the Final Four which consists of the top two of each group in the 10-team field. La Salle College Antipolo placed second in Group A, so DLSZ next faces its sister school in a knockout match for a Finals berth. In the other semifnal pairing, Miriam College goes up against St. Jude.
Photos courtesy of Bernard Morillo