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    NU Lady Bulldogs extend unbeaten run as UST Tigresses move into second spot

    Sep 27, 2017

    NATIONAL University and University of Santo Tomas beat separate rivals on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 80 women's basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    The Lady Bulldogs scored their 53rd win in a row, beating Far Eastern University, 71-48, while the Tigresses overcame Ateneo, 71-65, on Wednesday.

    Ria Nabalan had 15 points, while Rhena Itesi added 14 points and 14 rebounds as the Lady Bulldogs kept their unbeaten slate at five games.

    National player Jack Animam posted big numbers as she had 11 points, 23 rebounds, and six blocks for NU.

    Jem Angeles had 20 points and shot 3-of-7 from threes for the Tigresses, who occupied second spot with a 4-1 win-loss slate.

    UST took an early 20-9 lead at the end of the first period and never looked back.

    The scores:

    First game

    NU 71 - Nabalan 15, Itesi 14, Animam 11, Sison 10, Antiquera 8, Harada 7, Del Carmen 2, Ano-os 2, Cacho 0, Camelo 0.

    FEU 48 - Arellado 15, Mamaril 9, Gerner 8, Quiapo 4, Taguiam 3, Ouano 3, Bastatas 2, Jumuad 2, Balleser 2, Antiola 0, Okunlola 0, Payadon 0, De Guzman 0.

    Quarterscores: 23-18; 38-29; 53-42; 71-48

    Second game

    UST 71 - Angeles 20, Larosa 14, Penaflor 9, Anies 8, Rivera 8, Tortillo 7, Aujero 2, Magat 2, Jerez 1, Isanan 0, Capilit 0, Gandalla 0.

    ADMU 65 - Go 26, Yam 10, Deacon 10, Villamor 7, Newsome 4, Buendia 4, Cancio 4, Uy De Ong 0, Joson 0, Payac 0, Veloso 0.

    Quarterscores: 20-9; 38-28; 51-43; 71-65.

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