REIGNING titlist National University beat a surprisingly tough Adamson University side, 79-61, on Tuesday to stretch its unbeaten run to 10 games in the UAAP Season 79 women's basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
The Lady Bulldogs unloaded 31 points in the last 10 minutes of play to secure at least a playoff for a semifinal berth.
NU has won 42 straight games dating back to the 2014 season.
Gemma Miranda scored 22 points and hauled down 11 rebounds, Jack Daniel Animam had 17 and 25, while Afril Bernardino had 12 and 12 for the Lady Bulldogs.
La Salle, behind Snow Peñaranda's 18-point, eight-rebound effort, bested University of Sto. Tomas, 72-69, to improve the league's second-best record at 8-1.
Love Sto. Domingo and Nicole Mendina combined for 26 points as University of the East turned back Far Eastern University, 49-44, for its sixth win in nine starts, third best in the eight-team tournament.
Hazelle Yam scored 10 points as Ateneo gained a share of fourth place with a 47-44 win over University of the Philippines.
The Lady Eagles tied the Lady Falcons at 4-6 to boost their bid for a second straight Final Four stint.
The Tigresses slipped at 3-6, while the Lady Tamaraws and the Lady Maroons fell at 2-7 and 1-9 slates, respectively.