NLEX repulsed TNT, 11-8 to advance to the PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament Finals Tuesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Sharing the wealth all over, the Road Warriors humbled the Tropa to best their semifinals finish last conference.
Analyn Almazan towered the opposition and finished with five points, while Katherine Sandel added four markers.
Fria Bernardo’s two points also came at an opportune time, as NLEX broke off to hold a 10-6 edge in the game’s final 70 seconds.
Jaclyn Marie Cruz hit a two-pointer to slice the lead down to two, but Karen Salopong could not tie the game in the last 20.0 seconds, as Sandel secured the win at the free throw line.
Salopong paced TNT with three points, while Cruz and Sarah Mercado both got two.
NLEX 11 – Almazan 5, Sandel 4, Bernardo 2, Ortega 0.
TNT 8 – Salopong 3, Cruz 2, Mercado 2, Paz 1.