TITLEHOLDER Far Eastern University and De La Salle started off their UAAP Season 76 campaign with hard-earned victories Thursday at the Blue Eagle Gym.
Camille Sambile had a double-double of 25 points and 15 rebounds to lift the Lady Tamaraws to a 54-48 win over the Adamson Lady Falcons.
Ara Abaca and Trisha Piatos combined for 23 markers as the Lady Archers downed archrival Ateneo Lady Eagles, 54-38.
Jinky Balasta and Joy Cochico led the way for the Lady Falcons with 16 and 12 points, respectively.
Resurgent National University Lady Bulldogs survived a fourth quarter uprising by the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons to hack out a 60-51 triumph, while center Maica Cortes had a double-double with 19 points and 19 rebounds and with six blocks as the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses routed the University of the East Lady Warriors, 67-45.