NATIONAL University made quick work of Far Eastern University, 67-50, on Sunday to clinch the first semifinal berth in UAAP Season 77 women’s basketball at the Blue Eagle Gym.
It was 10th victory in 10 outings for the Lady Bulldogs, keeping them on course for an outright finals berth and a thrice-to-beat advantage.
The MVP contenders delivered anew for NU as Shelly Gupilan had 15 points and seven rebounds, Afril Bernardino added 14 points and eight boards and Trixie Antiquiera scored 11.
Defending champion La Salle won its second straight game at the expense of Ateneo, 53-37, with Trisha Piatos scattering 15 markers.
Cass Santos chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds for the Lady Archers, who improved to 8-2 in second place.
University of Santo Tomas and Adamson University share third place with identical 5-5 records after prevailing over their respective opponents.
Lore Rivera scored 12 points while Maica Cortes had 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Tigresses overpowed University of the East, 54-36, while Jinky Balasta scattered 20 points as the Lady Falcons downed University of the Philippines, 59-47.
The Lady Tamaraws and the Lady Eagles fell to 4-5, while the Lady Warriors and the Lady Maroons slipped to 2-7 and 0-9, respectively.
Standings: NU 10-0, DLSU 8-2, UST 5-5, AdU 5-5, ADMU 4-5, FEU 4-5, UE 2-7, UP 0-9