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Lady Bulldogs stay unbeaten, extend win roll to 104


Just another day at the office for National University.

The seven-peat-seeking Lady Bulldogs cruised to its eighth straight win after a 95-68 drubbing of University of the Philippines to begin their second round campaign in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 85 women’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.

NU kept its stranglehold of the solo top spot with a pristine 8-0 win-loss card and extended its league-record winning streak to 104.

Meanwhile, Far Eastern University snapped its fi, e-game skid with a 62-56 victory over winless University of the East.

The Lady Tamaraws improved their record to 2-6 tied with Adamson University. The Lady Warriors fell to a 0-8 slate.

NU coach Aris Dimaunahan lamented certain aspects of his team’s performance despite the huge win.

“Obviously, a lot of work has to be done on our team from this day on,” he said. “We did not shoot well from the free throw line. We only had 50 percent. We missed 13. That’s a lot of freebies missed for this morning’s game.”

Dimaunahan also rued the number of errors committed by his wards.

“We had a lot of turnovers (29) today. I thought it could be a better game for us had we taken care of the ball. Hopefully, we’ll do better next time and improve again,” he said.

Still, the Lady Bulldogs dominated from start to finish.

NU opened a 64-28 gap after an underhand stab from Angel Surada with 7:53 left in the third quarter.

The Lady Bulldogs forced the Fighting Maroons to 35 turnovers that they converted to 42 turnover points.

Tin Cayabyab paced NU with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals while Camille Clarin added 13 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Karl Pingol also chipped in 11 points for the Lady Bulldogs.

UP fell to a 3-5 slate despite the 11-point effort of Christie Bariquit and Maian Domingo’s 10 markers.


The scores:

First game:

FEU (62) — Taguiam 15, Pacia 14, Jumuad 13, Go 7, Delos Santos 4, Paras 3, Cunanan 2, Calinawan 2, Aquino 2, Manguiat 0, Obien 0, Lopez 0, Salvani 0, Samonte 0.

UE (56) — Kone 18, Anastacio 14, Terrinal 11, Sajol 7, Silva 6, Gervacio 0, Paule 0, Delig 0, Lorena 0, Caraig 0, Nama 0, Naman 0, Tinio 0, De Leon 0.

Quarters: 23-16, 38-24, 50-40, 62-56


Second game:

NU (95) — Cayabyab 17, Clarin 13, Pingol 11, Fabruada 9, Betanio 8, Tiky 8, Canuto 7, Cacho 7, Barroquillo 6, Surada 4, Villareal 3, Talas 2, Bartolo 0, Dimaunahan 0, Solis 0, Ico 0.

UP (68) — Bariquit 11, Domingo 10, Sanchez 8, Maw 7, Vingno 6, Tapawan 6, Rivera 5, Jimenez 5, Lozada 4, Gonzales 2, Sauz 2, Pesquera 1, Larrosa 1.

Quarters: 25-13, 56-28, 75-45, 95-68.

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