Uratex Uratex Dream players and officials celebrate with PBA commissioner Willie Marcial during the awarding ceremony in the Women’s PBA 3×3 Invitational at the Ayala Malls in Glorietta, Makati yesterday. Uratex defeated Gilas-B, 22-15, to capture the title. PBA photo

WPBA 3X3: Uratex tops Gilas-B, wins title

February 20, 2024 People's Tonight 128 views
Uratex players. PBA photo

URATEX owns the bragging rights as the inaugural champion of the Women’s PBA Invitational.

Shanda Anies and Eunique Chan took turns in torching Gilas B to hack out a convincing 22-15 win and claim the title in the revived women’s three-a-side tournament that came to a close Monday at the Ayala Malls Glorietta.

Anies finished with 10 points including the title-clinching deuce, while Chan added eight for Uratex, which came to the semis as the no. 2 seeded team.

Samantha Harada and Kaye Pingol round out the scoring for the Dream of coach Katrina Quimpo.

Earlier, Uratex survived a gritty showing by former national team player Allana Lim and Angelis Resort in their semifinal meeting, 21-20, to advance in the finals.

Pingol scored on a free throw to end the bid of the Lady Splashers, who were led by the 12 points of Lim.

Gilas B stunned top seed Philippine Navy-Go For Gold, 19-15, in the other semis pairing to arrange the title showdown with Uratex.

Mary Snow Penaranda finished with eight points in the runner up finish by Gilas B, which is handled by Mark Solano.

The scores:

Uratex (22) — Anies 10, Chan 8, Harada 3, Pingol 1.
Gilas B (15) — Penaranda 8, San Juan 3, Joson 2, Domingo 2.