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    NU Lady Bulldogs wallop UP Lady Maroons for 92nd straight victory

    Oct 23, 2019

    NATIONAL University manhandled University of the Philippines, 109-33, on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 82 women's basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum to extend its win streak to 92.

    The Lady Bulldogs started off hot, going on an 18-2 start before ending the first quarter ahead, 35-9.

    That only triggered the avalanche as NU led by 36 at halftime, 51-15, before the lead ballooned to 75 points in the payoff period.

    "I'm just happy that yung first group namin delivered from the opening minutes of the game. They had the momentum going and everybody was into our game plan," said coach Pat Aquino, with him drawing 65 points from his starters.

    Rookie Camille Clarin made the most of her opportunities with 20 points and five rebounds, while Congolese center Rhena Itesi added 16 points, eight boards, three stealsm and two assists.

    Kaye Pingol had 15 points, five rebounds, five steals and four assists, Jack Animam had 15 points, 14 boards, five dimes, four steals and three blocks, and rookie Angel Surada had 14 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two assists.

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    Aquino was pleased to see the Lady Bulldogs' bench gaining confidence heading to the homestretch of the eliminations.

    "I'm also happy that the second five delivered. They're understanding that they have to perform and execute the same way as the first group is," he said, with the bench mob scoring 44 points in the win.

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    Lulu Ordoveza led the Lady Maroons with eight points and four rebounds as they fell to 1-11.

    The scores:

    NU 109 - Clarin 20, Itesi 16, Pingol 15, Animam 15, Surada 14, Cacho 6, Dimaunahan 6, Cac 5, Bartolo 4, Harada 3, Fabruada 2, Goto 2, Del Carmen 1, Canuto 0, Hayes 0.

    UP 33 - Ordoveza 8, Larrosa 6, Hidalgo 5, Gusilatar 4, Pesquera 4, Rivera 3, Sanchez 2, Gonzales 1, De Leon 0, Lebico 0, Lucman 0, Taulava 0.

    Quarterscores: 35-9; 51-15; 78-29; 109-33.

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