Lady Bulldogs advance to gold medal play of ASEAN University Games vs. fancied Thais
Afril Bernardino continues to serve as the backbone of NU Lady Bulldogs' campaign in the ASEAN University Games.

NATIONAL University leaned on the hot shooting of Afril Bernardino, Gemma Miranda, and Ria Nabalan to beat Indonesia, 65-56, and advance to the final of the ASEAN University Games on Friday in Singapore.

The reigning UAAP champion battles Thailand in the gold medal match at 3 p.m. Sunday, with the Lady Bulldogs aching to avenge their 78-68 defeat to the Thais last Thursday.

Backed by Ever Bilena and mentored by Pat Aquino, the Lady Bulldogs kicked off their campaign with a 74-66 beating of the Nanyang Tech University in the opener, before trouncing the Malaysian squad, 64-51, last Wednesday.

Aquino is hoping other key players such as Jack Animam, Trixie Antiquera, and Monique del Carmen will be able to deliver for the Lady Bulldogs to have a better chance of beating the crack Thai squad.

The Thais, according to Aquino, are backstopped by several members of the Thai national squad.

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