NATIONAL University inched closer to completing a sweep of the elims with an 81-75 win over Centro Escolar University in the Smart-PCABL (Pilipinas Chinese Amateur Basketball League) Dickies Women’s Cup held recently at the RTU gym in Manila.
Trixie Antiquera scored 11 of her 14 points right in the opening quarter as the Lady Bulldogs took a 26-14 lead and the UAAP back-to-back champions kept CEU at bay the rest of the game to remain undefeated in five outings in the annual preseason tournament presented by Dickies.
Afril Bernardino led NU with 24 points while Ria Nabalan chipped in 17 markers, hitting four of the Lady Bulldogs' 10 triples.
Meanwhile, University of the East demolished Rizal Technological University, 73-52, to stretch its win streak to three and improve to 3-2 – the same record of La Salle and Blackwater in the tournament also sponsored by Advanced Solution Inc., Powerhouse, CW Home Depot, Dickies Underwear, Hapee Toothpaste and Jumbo Plastic Linoleum.
Lovejoy Sto. Domingo scored 22 points to lead the Lady Warriors, who boosted their bid for a twice-to-beat bid in the quarters.
In other games, Snow Penaranda scored 17 to lead the Lady Archers in crushing the Far Eastern University, 77-58, while the Blackwater Lady Elite drew 28 points from Cindy Resultay to clobber the Adamson Lady Falcons, 102-78.