SHAINA Kate Marcos, Joylyn Pangilinan and Abi Manzanares led the way as Enderun College beat Rizal Technological University, 74-65, to close in on the Naascu women's basketball title.
Manzanares had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Marcos and Pangilinan had 16 points apiece for the Lady Titans, who can wrap up the title in Game Two of the best of three series at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
A third game, if necessary, will be played on Friday.
The Lady Titans broke away from a tight contest with a 24-12 run in the second quarter to take a 40-26 lead at halftime.
The Global City-based Lady Titans continued the assault in the third period and took 51-44 advantage going into the final period.
Jeremiah Yonzon led the Lady Thunder with 17 points, while Crislyn Mier had 14 points and nine rebounds.
The men’s final pit defending champion St. Clare College-Caloocan against De Ocampo Memorial College while the junior finals features St. Clare against Our Lady of Fatima University.
Enderun 74 - Marcos 16, Pangilinan 16, Manzanares 14, Rodriguez 9, Callangan 6, Calang 4, Gonzalez 4, Pumaren 3, Geli 2.
RTU 65 - Yonzon 17, Mier 14, Caneles 8, Castillano 6, Belicana 6, Faraon 6, Ayhon 4, Dionisio 2, Mantos 2
Quarterscores: 16-14; 40-26; 61-44; 74-65.