“We had enough preparation for this round and I told them that our fate is in our hands. They really gave everything,” said Cignal head coach Edgar Barroga. “Our two losses to Generika was also a factor. It was a challenge for us.
“The most dangerous opponents are those with nothing-to-lose and everything-to-gain mentality,” said de Jesus, referring to the Lady Realtors, who finished the preliminaries with a 2-12 win-loss mark despite parading a rock-solid lineup led by MJ Philips, Jho Maraguinot, Rebecca Rivera, Pam Lastimosa, Amanda Villanueva and Amy Ahomiro.