Jun 25, 2022

Sista sweeps Pool D, joins SMB, Limitless in Last 8

SISTA Super Sealers brought out the broom in Pool D while San Miguel Beer and Limitless went off to a 2-0 start in Pool A to notch quick quarterfinal berths in Leg 6 of the PBA 3x3 Third Conference action Saturday at Robinsons Place Manila.

Sista's JJ Manlangit, Ken Mocon, Rhaffy Octobre and Jan Jamon prevailed over Terrafirma, 21-12, and Leg 2 ruler Meralco in overtime, 20-19, to take the group's top seeding going into the Last-8.

Picking up from where they left off in last week's Leg 5 win, SMB's Ken Bono, Wendell Comboy, Jeff Manday and Bam Gamalinda outdueled Pioneer Pro Tibay, 21-19, and Barangay Ginebra, 21-18, for a blazing opening.

Limitless' Jorey Napoles, Simon Camacho, Nico Salva and Ryan Arambulo also claimed victories over the Gin Kings, 17-12, and the Pro Tibay, 21-15, to ensure their advance.

The Beermen and the Appmasters dispute Pool A's No. 1 ranking in the elims windup Sunday morning at 10 a.m. before plunging into the knockout round.

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Platinum Karaoke crew Ael Banal, Hyram Bagatsing, JR Alabanza and Chris de Chavez defeated Cavitex, 18-16, and Master Sardines, 21-10, before yielding a 22-18 setback to NorthPort. Their card was enough to qualify with second-running Cavitex Braves (1-1) and Master Sardines (1-1) parting ways and racing for Win No. 2 in the last game of the pool Sunday.

League-leading TnT, meanwhile, opened with a 14-12 verdict over Purefoods to get the inside track in the quarters chase in Pool B. The Titans finished pool play at 1-1, their lone victory coming at the expense of Zamboanga, 21-12. The Tropang Giga can complete a two-sweep and formalize their Last-8 entry as group topnotcher with a win against the Valientes Sunday morning. (OL)