Ara Abaca was a woman on a mission on Tuesday, carrying Rain or Shine on her back to the PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament Finals.
The former La Salle stalwart unleashed nine points to deliver a 12-7 victory over last conference’s finalist Ginebra at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Abaca was just a behemoth down low, scoring three straight to erect an 11-6 lead with 44.2 seconds left in the game.
Nicole Garcia added two markers, and sister Kat Garcia chipped in one for the huge win for the Elasto Painters.
Vangie Soriano anchored Ginebra in the losing effort with four points.
Rain or Shine will now meet NLEX in the best-of-3 Finals series.
RAIN OR SHINE 12 – Abaca 9, N. Garcia 2, K. Garcia 1, Mendoza 0.
GINEBRA 7 – Soriano 4, Galicia 2, Bautista 1, Gloriani 0.