THE Philippine Women's College (PWC) opened its campaign on a high note after a convincing 69-47 win over host Philippine Academy of Sakya (PAS) on Saturday's opener of the Sakya Unity Basketball Games held at the PAS Gym.
After a tight first quarter that ended at a 10-all deadlock, PWC started to get its bearing on the second quarter and slowly pulled away as PAS continued to struggle offensively.
The PWC then flaunted their tight defense in the third quarter and continued to dominate the game, having as much as 20 points cushion before coasting to victory.
Gelard Louis Labastida and Patrick Salvo drilled in 13 points apiece to usher PWC towards its first win in the event devoted for Division Two teams of Davao City.
PAS, for its part, strongly relied on Joshua Belmonte who only earned nine points in a losing effort.
The St. Patrick Math-Sci School (SPMSS), meanwhile, escaped Holy Cross of Mintal 53-45, and led all throughout the game.
HCM, however, tried to cut the lead of four points at the end of the third canto but SPMSS' Mark Salino was too hot to handle, keeping HCM at bay.
Salino finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds.