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Lim's squeaker over Peñaranda highlights Parañaque's early dominance in NBL 1-on-1

Led by Allana Lim, the Lady Aces went 5-0 in Day 1 of the NBL's 1-on-1 tournament. Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas/NBL
By Dugout Philippines

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga--Allana Lim of Paranaque defeated Snow Peñaranda of Pacific Water, 20-17, in the main event of the inaugural NBL-WNBL-IBC 1v1 basketball games held at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center, Saturday evening.

Lim pulled away after scoring four straight points in the third and final round of the contest that lived up to the billing at the start of the series of 1v1 matches to be organized by the National Basketball League, Women’s National Basketball League, and Isolation Basketball Championship.

The main event was a tight contest with Lim, who will play for the Parañaque Lady Aces in the coming season of the WNBL, holding a slim 15-14 early in the third round before Lim racked successive points to capture the victory in the competition supported by Chooks-to-Go.

“Gusto kong i-commend si Snow Peñaranda. Binigyan niya ng magandang laban yung Allana Lim,” said Lim, who also thanked league organizers for staging the 1v1 games during the pandemic under the supervision of the Games and Amusements Board led by chairman Baham Mitra.

“Nagpapasalamat kami sa lahat ng bumubuo nito. Hindi lang ako yung sobrang nabigyan ng opportunity. Pati yung mga young ones natin, ngayon may career na sa women’s basketball."

Besides Lim, it was a field day for the Lady Aces as Jhenn Angeles defeated STAN Quezon's Angelica De Austria in the women’s lightweight, 17-6.

A couple more Paranaque lady cagers won via a free throw shoout out as Lady Aces heavyweight Girly Villaflores edged Quezon's Jo Razalo, 19-17, while welterweight Sthefanie Ventura outlasted Glutagence's Nic Cancio, 14-12.

In the women's featherweight match, Pacific Water's Jolina Go won over  Glutagence's Nicole Delos Reyes, 14-4, via a technical knockout which means a win with a margin of 10 points or more.

In other results, Teytey Teodoro, who will play for Kapatagan, Lanao Del Norte in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup's Mindanao Leg, stunned Cameroonian Arnaud Noah, 20-15, in the showcase heavyweight match of this card that is also presented by Anytime Fitness, Uratex, Gatorade, and GIG Sportswear.

Laguna's Raymart Amil blanking Sulong Stan's Marvin Baracael, 10-0, in the men’s welterweight for a TKO win.

Quezon's Topeng Lagrama routed Taguig's Mark Tamayo, 18-8, in the featherweight class.

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