REIGNING MVP Afril Bernardino had 16 points and 11 rebounds as titleholder National University clobbered University of the Philippines, 74-40, on Saturday for its fifth straight win in the UAAP Season 79 women's basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Bernardino also had four assists and three steals for the Lady Bulldogs, who led by as many as 35 points and stretched their three-year winning streak to 37 games.
Jack Animam also had 16 points and grabbed 10 boards while Gemma Miranda scored 15 for NU.
University of Sto. Tomas, behind Shanda Anies' 15-point, 13-rebound effort, beat Far Eastern University, 65-61, to improve its win-loss record to 2-3.
The Lady Tamaraws hold a 1-4 record and the Lady Maroons are at 1-5.