UE Lady Warriors complete semis sweep, will face NU Lady Bulldogs in finals

UNIVERSITY of the East-Cherrylume and National University-Ever Bilena forged a best-three title series in the 1st Rexona Women’s Invitational Tournament after the single-round semifinals at the Buddhacare gym in Quezon City.

The Lady Warriors scored a 61-56 win over Philippine Air Force to complete a three-game sweep of the semifinals.

The Lady Bulldogs clobbered the Centro Escolar University Lady Scorpions, 85-47, for a 2-1 semis record.

The best-of-three title series starts on April 21.

Chack Cabinbin and Janine Pontejos scored 13 points as the Lady Warriors recorded their 11th win in as many games.

The Lady Warriors also got 12 points from LJ Sto. Domingo. UE earlier beat UAAP titlist National University, 82-79, and Centro Escolar University, 65-57).

The Lady Bulldogs, who also beat PAF, 74-47, has an overall record of 9-2.

Cabinbin emerged as the Rexona Best Player of the Game for UE as she completed double-double with 11 assists and also had eight rebounds. St. Domingo was named Blackwater Reliable Teammate after grabbing 16 rebounds to also post a double-double.

Rena Itesi led NU with 19 points and 10 boards, while Gemma Miranda had 10 points, 5 rebounds and two assists.



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