Brgy.Watabe recovered from a slow start to defeat the Rizal-Boulevard Team, 81-67 in the Inday Sara Women’s Basketball Tournament, recently, at the Davao City Police Office court.
Amy Gueta, the tournament’s most valuable player, fired 24 points to lead Brgy.Watabe to victory.
Mera Pabia of Rizal-Boulevard, who topscored with 33 points, tried to rally her teammates but she lost steam in the final quarter where Brgy.Watabe outscored them, 20-12.
Pabia scored from all sides of the court at the start of the first half but the bigger Jessie Sabaricos, Debbie Joey Obiena, Cheryl Bueno, who canned in 21 baskets, and Gueta controlled the boards when she started missing the shots.
Sabaricos, recruited by the University of Sto.Tomas team after helping University of Mindanao win the National PRISAA crown in 2004, helped more in the rebounding and drilled in 17 more points to secure the win.
Brgy.L.Garcia placed third after beating Brgy.5-A, 56-43.
Tournament director Alberto Malinao awarded the prizes to the winners.
Brgy.Watabe (81)- Gueta 24, Bueno 21, Sabaricos 17, Lizondra 8, Ondoy 8, Obiena 2.
Rizal-Boulevard (67)- Pabia 33, Millondaga 14, Gaviola 10, Mondido 8, G.Ymaz 2, L.Ymaz 1.