On-target Ateneo continues Cinderella run with ouster of Baste

On the verge of ouster just a couple of weeks ago, Ateneo has soared and is now in the semifinals of the 13th Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference.

The Lady Eagles clawed slumping San Sebastian College, 25-22, 25-23, 25-17, in their do-or-die tiff Saturday night at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Ana Gopico and Kim Gequillana continued their ascent, leading the Katipunan side in scoring with 15 and 12 points, respectively, as they arranged a Final Four duel with top seed FEU.

Mich Morente and Bea de Leon added 9 and 7 markers, respectively, for Ateneo, who fired 45 attacks against a Lady Stags defense that failed to produce a single kill block.

Grethcel Soltones delivered another all-around performance with 17 points, 8 digs and 8 excellent receptions, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Baste from getting eliminated after what was a promising start in the quarterfinals.