Showering the court with shoots through the hoops, the eight divisions battled against each other in the women’s basketball preliminary rounds during the first day of Palarong Atenista 2015 held at ADDU Matina Martinez Sports Center Sunday morning.
The Business and Management Vipers started off by silencing the Social Sciences Dragons in the first two quarters of the first game with 8-0 and 12-0, respectively. Though the opponent managed to clinch most of the points in the last quarter, the Vipers remained a couple of steps ahead with 20-10, taking in their first win.
Dacuma led the Vipers with eight points followed by Salcedo with four points. On the other hand, both Lopez and Garcia contributed two points for the Dragons.
Despite the two three-pointers produced by Concon and Atis of the School of Engineering and Architecture Tigers, the Accountancy Griffins ruled their first win with Ypil throwing in a finishing shot at 1:11, concluding the match with a close 22-21.
Gonzales of the Griffins scored seven points for the team with Dela Cruz also chipping in the same number of points, including the three-pointer she threw 36 seconds before the second quarter ends. At the other side, Bermudez and Concon contributed 12 and six points for the Tigers, correspondingly.
Meanwhile, the Humanities and Letters Wolves cornered the School of Education Sharks with a whopping 43-10, having Aringo leading them with 16 points, followed by Foronda contributing six points. Although Forondo shot the ball mistakenly to the SOE ring, the Wolves managed to cover it up with a three-pointer by Aringo.
Sagun shot down four points for the Sharks, followed by Domingo and Gimeno with two points each.
Concluding the morning matches, the Computer Studies Chameleons overpowered the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Falcons, 31-16, with Rosaroso leading on with 13 points, followed by Lingaya with 10 points.
On the Falcon’s side, both Estor and Adlawan scored for the team with 12 points and four points, respectively.