PASAY CITY – Fourth seed Philippine Women’s University scored a major upset by stopping top seed and defending champion PATTS College of Aeronautics, 83-80, at the start of semifinal play in the Ninth Inter-Scholastic Athletic Association (ISAA) Seniors Basketball tournament at Manila Tytana Colleges Monday (November 20). The Patriots thus forced a do or die game for a seat in the semifinals this Wednesday at La Consolacion College starting at 1:30 PM.
Trailing for majority of the contest, the Patriots turned it up in the fourth period when it matters the most as they outscored the Seahorses, 17-11. In the elimination round, PWU lost twice to PATTS, 49-70 last September 26 and 87-89 in overtime last October 27.
Peter John Tiongson led the way for the victorious Patriots with 21 points. Edward Oebanda chipped in 18 followed by Lorenzo Domingo with 12.
Joshua Diaz paced the Seahorses with 22 points. Also in double figures were Jayson Orda with 17 and Arvee Capinding with 12.
The other semifinal pairing between second seed La Consolacion and third seed Saint Dominic College of Asia will also be played on Wednesday. Both teams split their elimination round games with SDCA winning on September 26, 63-58, but LCCM exacted revenge in overtime last October 12, 71-69.
How They Scored:
PHILIPPINE WOMEN’S (83) – Tiongson 21, Oebanda 18, Domingo 12, Andaya 9, Salting 6, Carbonell 5, Navarro 4, Tubig 4, Bilolo 2, de los Santos 2.
PATTS (80) – Diaz 22, Orada 17, Capinding 12, Torreno 9, Loyola 6, Bautista 5, Reed 4, Mounib 3, Abueme 2.
Period Scores: 20-24, 34-37, 56-59, 83-80.