The Accountancy (BSA/AT) Griffins earned their ticket to the championship, as they vied against the Humanities and Letters (HUMLET) Wolves during the Women’s Basketball Semifinals last Aug. 8 at the Martin Hall.
A tied score, 4-4 on the earlier part of the first quarter launched the heat of the game. However, due to ball mishandlings and a good number of turnovers, the Wolves struggled to keep in pace with their opponent. The griffins amped their game up, closing the first quarter, 10-5, with them on the lead.
The second quarter commenced with the Wolves taking the first basket, reducing the lead, 10-7. For the first half of the quarter, both teams strengthened their defenses, neither of them making a score. The Griffins on the roll to stretch their lead, finished off the quarter 15-9.
During the third quarter, the Griffins totally silenced the Wolves. Their opponent’s score was nailed from that of the second quarter, while they scored seven points, three from two-pointers and one from a free throw. Third quarter concluded 22-9, the game still on the Griffin’s side.
With the crowd’s spirits amplifying the game’s atmosphere, the Wolves’ key players scored seven consecutive points, 22-16, with three minutes remaining in the game. The streak however was short-lived as the Griffins rallied for the ball, ending the game with their victory, 28-19.
Griffins’ key player Mae Ann Gaanzon shared how she felt after the game.
“Happy kay semis man siya. Dili siya dali makuha nga achievement. Daghan man nag ingon gud nga dili daw mi makaabot ug semis,” she said.
Accountancy Division Representative Dan Angelo Timtim expressed his pride for the team.
“Feeling proud ko as their representative kay dili lang sila hawd pero naa pud silay puso and passion para sa ilahang ginahimo,” he said.
The Wolves will battle against the Vipers for third place on Aug. 10, while the Griffins will face the Engineering and Architecture (SEA) Tigers in the championship game on Aug. 13, both games to be held at the Martin Hall.