DEFENDING champion National University kept its record unblemished, while University of Santo Tomas and University of the East clinched semifinals berths in the UAAP Season 80 women's basketball tournament on Wednesday.
The Lady Bulldogs overwhelmed La Salle, 91-56, for their 10th straight win while the second-running Tigresses clobbered Ateneo, 67-50, at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Lady Warriors ripped University of the Philippines, 50-36, at the Blue Eagle Gym.
UST improved to 9-2, while UE raised its record at 8-2.
Far Eastern University subdued Adamson University, 66-60, in the other game in Katipunan to boost its semis bid.
The Lady Tamaraws evened their slate at 5-5 and now hold a one-and-a-half game lead over the Lady Falcons, who absorbed their seventh loss in 10 contests.
Ria Nabalan had 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, Congo's Rhena Itesi had 12 points and 14 boards, while Jack Danielle Animam had 12 and 13.
Jem Angeles paced the Tigresses with 22 points, while Sai Larosa added 15 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks.
Love Sto. Domingo had 19 points and seven rebounds as the Lady Warriors held the Lady Maroons to 11 first half points in the win.
Isabel Balleser shone for FEU with 17 points and 12 rebounds.