FAR Eastern University's Camille Sambile captured MVP honors in the UAAP Season 76 women’s basketball tournament, a small consolation after the Lady Tamaraws missed out on a trip to the Final Four.
Sambile was simply dominant this season after tallying 81.3571 statistical points, according to the official statistics report provided by Imperium Technology and Smart Bro.
The FEU stalwart averaged 19.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 3.9 steals, and 1.6 blocks for the Lady Tamaraws, who had five games forfeited after Sambile’s teammate Vangie Soriano was found to have played in a commercial league during the season.
The controversy had the Lady Tamaraws dropping from No. 1 at 12-2 to an even 7-7 and out of the Final Four, ending their bid for a third successive league championship.
But not even the deduction of statistical bonus points gained from team victories could stop Sambile from becoming the third straight Lady Tamaraw to win the MVP plum after Allana Lim in 2010 and Soc Borja in 2011.
Ara Abaca of De La Salle was a far second in the MVP race with 65.5714 SPs, followed by Afril Bernardino of National University with 61.5741 SPs.
Ateneo’s Danica Jose, daughter of former PBA cager Bobby Jose, wound up in fourth place with 61.5714 SPs, while Maica Cortes of University of Santo Tomas finished fifth with 61.5 SPs.
Lore Rivera of UST came in sixth (61.0714 SPs), Joy Cochico of Adamson was seventh, (59.1429), Anne Gupilan of NU (58.5714) was eighth, and Antonia Wong of University of the Philippines (53.6429) was ninth.
Incidentally, Soriano even finished 10th with 50.7 SPs in the statistical race, the lone basis for the individual awards.