Tigresses best Lady Warriors for solo second; Lady Bulldogs sweep R1
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 04, 2017 07:37 PM
Defending champion National University overpowered University of the Philippines, 92-38, to complete a seven-game first round sweep, while University of Santo Tomas topped University of the East, 54-49, to grab solo second on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 80 Women's Basketball Tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym.
The Lady Bulldogs also extended their remarkable winning streak to 55 games, with four players scoring in twin digits.
Trixie Antiquera led NU with 24 points while Ria Nabalan (17 points, 16 rebounds), Rhena Itesi (12 points, 11 rebounds), and Jack Daniel Animam (11 points, 12 rebounds) produced double-double games.
The Tigresses, for their part, rose to a 6-1 card in second while ending the third-running Lady Warriors' four-game winning streak.
In other games, Adamson University edged Far Eastern University, 55-54, while De La Salle University, behind Khate Castillo's game-winning trey nipped Ateneo de Manila University, 49-46.
Despite the loss, the Lady Tamaraws stayed in fourth spot at 3-4, the Lady Falcons and the Lady Archers rose at 2-4 in joint fifth, while the Lady Eagles dropped their fifth straight after a 2-0 start.