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    Ria Nabalan scores 40 as NU routs La Salle for 72nd straight win

    Oct 20, 2018
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    RIA Nabalan unleashed 40 points as National University closed in on a piece of history, trouncing La Salle, 111-64, for its 72nd straight victory in the UAAP Season 81 women's basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    The 40-point outing for the guard was the third-highest in league history, trailing only Lady Tamaraws' Allana Lim, who had 45 in 2012 and teammate Raiza Palmera's 44 in 2011.

    "Sobrang happy ko na everything was falling for Ria and it’s only once in a lifetime na makakuha siya ng 40," said coach Patrick Aquino.

    Aside from the scoring explosion, Nabalan also dished out eight assists and grabbed six rebounds.

    The Lady Bulldogs are a win away from tying the Adamson University Lady Falcons' 73-game win streak in softball - a mark they could tie with a win over Adamson on Wednesday.

    Reigning MVP Jack Animam had a 20-point, 17-rebound, four-block performance, while Rhena Itesi got herself a solid double-double of 19 points, 16 boards, with four rejections as NU improved to 8-0 for the season.

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    Khate Castillo had 13 points and eight rebounds, whhile Kath Nunez also scored 13 for La Salle (5-4).

    In the first game, University of Santo Tomas exacted revenge on Far Eastern University, 75-68.

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    Grace Irebu led the Tigresses with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Sai Larosa had 19 points and 15 boards.

    Tantoy Ferrer also had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds as UST improved to 5-3.

    The Tigresses also redeemed themselves from a 91-87 triple-overtime defeat to the Lady Tamaraws in the first round.

    Fatima Quiapo paced FEU (6-3) with 18 points and six rebounds, as Valerie Mamaril had 16 points.

    The scores:

    First game

    UST 75 - Irebu 19, Larosa 19, Ferrer 10, Tacatac 8, Rivera 5, Magat 4, Aujero 4, Sangalang 4, Capilit 2, Gonzales 0.

    FEU 68 - Quiapo 18, Mamaril 16, Castro 15, Taguiam 10, Hortaleza 3, Adriano 2, Antiola 2, Payadon 2, Bahuyan 0, Vidal 0, Bastastas 0.

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    Quarterscores: 16-14; 35-32; 58-42; 75-68.

    Second Game

    NU 111 - Nabalan 40, Animam 20, Itesi 19, Pingoy 9, Fabruada 6, Del Carmen 5, Canuto 5, Camelo 3, Cac 2, Ceno 2, Cacho 0, Goto 0, Harada 0, Layug 0, Bartolo 0.

    La Salle 64 - K. Castillo 13, Nunez 13, Claro 12, R. Castillo 8, Torres 5, Espinas 4, Del Ocampo 3, Paraiso 2, Jajurie 2, Arciga 1, Revillosa 1, Binaohan 0, Quingco 0.

    Quarterscores: 32-7; 53-20; 81-31; 111-64.

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