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    Lady Bulldogs coast to win No. 76, rout UE in UAAP women's basketball

    Nov 10, 2018
    Jack Animam and the Lady Bulldogs are 12-0 this season.
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta

    NATIONAL University are two wins away from sweeping the UAAP Season 81 women's basketball tournament after another blowout, posting a 30-point rout of University of the East, 89-59, on Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Kaye Pingol led the Lady Bulldogs this time, dropping 17 points, seven steals and four assists as NU took win no. 76 to go 12-0 for the season.

    Ria Nabalan added 16 points, three rebounds and three assists, while Jack Animam had a double-double of 14 points and 13 boards.

    Jeanne Camelo had 12, while Rhena Itesi had 11 points and six rebounds.

    NU coach Patrick Aquino opted to change up his starting five before making a big second quarter assault, 27-9, to establish a 55-37 halftime lead en route to another dominant win.

    Christine Cortizano had 32 points and 10 rebounds for UE, which fell to 2-10.

    In the first game, Far Eastern University clinched a semifinal berth with an 80-66 win over hapless University of the Philippines.

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    Clare Castro led the attack for the Lady Tamaraws with 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. FEU remained in second place at 9-3.

    Fatima Quiapo contributed 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Valerie Mamaril got 14 points, five boards and two dimes, while Blanche Banuyan had seven and 13 for FEU.

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    Lourdes Ordoveza led the charge for the Lady Maroons with 15 points and six rebounds.

    It was UP's 28th straight defeat dating to Season 79 and is now 0-12 for this campaign.

    The scores:

    First Game:

    FEU 80 - Castro 21, Quiapo 15, Mamaril 14, Bahuyan 7, Adriano 7, Vidal 6, Taguiam 5, Hortaleza 3, Payadon 2, Bastatas 0, Abat 0, Dugay 0, Antonio 0, Arenas 0, Rebleza 0.

    UP 66 - Ordoveza 15, Amar 14, Cruz 12, Gonzales 10, Medina 9, Rodas 4, Larrosa 2, Ferrer 0, Rivera 0, De Guzman 0, Bascon 0, Hidalgo 0, De Leon 0.

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    Quarterscores: 21-17; 42-31; 60-54; 80-66.

    Second Game

    NU 89 - Pingol 17, Nabalan 16, Animam 14, Camelo 12, Itesi 11, Cac 5, Cacho 4, Ceno 3, Harada 3, Fabruada 2, Canuto 2, Del Carmen 0, Goto 0, Bartolo 0, Layug 0.

    UE 59 - Cortizano 32, Requiron 10, Ganade 8, P. Pedregosa 6, A. Pedregosa 2, Ordas 1, Francisco 0, Nama 0, Borromeo 0, Fernandez 0, Strachan 0, Ebeza 0, Sales 0.

    Quarterscores: 28-28; 55-37; 76-45; 89-59.

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    Jack Animam and the Lady Bulldogs are 12-0 this season.
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta
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