TITLEHOLDER National University and Air Force won in contrasting fashion to stay unbeaten in the PCABL 7th Dickies Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Buddhacare gym in Quezon City.
With Ria Nabalan and Kaye Pingol showing the way, the NU Lady Bulldogs overwhelmed the Adamson Lady Falcons, 98-78, while the PAF belles outlasted the Philippine Under-18 team, 83-80, for their second straight wins.
Nabalan led all scorers with 18 points and had seven rebounds and two assists. Pingol added 17 points for the Lady Bulldogs squad.
Many-time Philippine team member Cindy Resultay put on another solid all-around game for PAF with 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Backing her up were Ana Buendia and Analyn Almazan 18 and 15 points, respectively.
In the other game, Ateneo snapped a two-game losing run in the event also backed by EuroMed, Multimotors Auto Parts, CW Home Depot, Choi Garden Restaurant and Blackwater, edging University of the East, 57-52.
Jhazmin Joson and Jollina Go finished with 12 and 11 points for Ateneo.
Meantime, World Cup veteran Jhanine Pontejos powered Army to a 76-68 win over stubborn University of the Philippines by scattering 22 points.
Army’s win was its second straight since dropping its opening game in the annual preseason tournament.