Tigresses back in solo second; Adamson stays alive
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 29, 2017 06:59 PM
University of Sto. Tomas overpowered the University of the Philippines, 78-63, to regain solo second the UAAP Season 80 Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday at the MOA Arena.
Bets Peñaflor came through with 15 points and nine rebounds in her return from a one-game suspension as the Tigresses rose to 10-2.
With the win, UST moved half-a-game ahead of third-running University of the East (9-2) in the race for the coveted twice-to-beat advantage.
Later, Adamson University, behind Nathalia Prado's 21-point, 19-rebound outing, downed De La Salle University, 67-60.
The victory further boosted the Lady Falcons' bid to make it to the next round.
Now at 5-7, Adamson is only trailing Far Eastern University (5-6) in the race for the last semifinals berth.
The Lady Archers, who drew 28 points from Khate Castillo on 8-of-22 shooting from the three-point area, absorbed their ninth loss in 11 contests.
The Lady Maroons, meanwhile, fell to 0-11.