THE National University women’s team matched its male counterpart after the Lady Bulldogs trounced University of the East, 96-59, in the opener of the UAAP women’s basketball tournament on Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Kristina Tolentino led the Lady Bulldogs with 18 points while Theresa Parma had 14.
In the second game, Ateneo overpowered University of the Philippines, 77-43.
The Lady Eagles were never threatened, taking an 18-2 lead in the first period en route to the victory.
Denice Tiu and Valerie Chua had 10 points each for the Lady Eagles.
The women's tournament resumes on Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with defending champion Far Eastern University battling University of Santo Tomas at 8:30 a.m. and La Salle going up against Adamson in the 10:15 a.m. match.