UNIVERSITY of the East salvaged its UAAP Season 81 women's basketball campaign with a 71-56 victory over University of the Philippines Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan to close the year on a high.
Tin Cortizano dropped 15 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and two steals, while Anna Requiron registred a double-double with her 15 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks as the pair showed the way for the Lady Warriors.
Still on a high from her game-winner over UST last Tuesday, Joyce Francisco poured 11 as Princess Ganade added 11 points, four rebounds, and three dimes to her name.
It wasn't the encore UE was expecting after finishing runner-up last year, but the girls of coach Aileen Lebornio could hold their heads up after a 4-10 mark this year.
Lou Ordoveza shouldered the load for the hapless Lady Maroons with her 15 points and five rebounds off the bench.
Patricia Rodas added a double-double with her 13 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and three steals, while Noella Cruz got 12 and two in the defeat.
UP (0-14) ended its campaign winless for the second straight year as its losing streak now stretches to 30 straight games.
UE 71 -- Cortizano 15, Requiron 15, Francisco 11, Ganade 11, P. Pedregosa 10, A. Pedregosa 9, Borromeo 0, Nama 0, Brencis 0, Ebeza 0, Gaa 0, Strachan 0.
UP 56 -- L. Ordoveza 15, Rodas 13, Cruz 12, Medina 7, Gonzales 6, Bascon 3, Amar 0, De Leon 0, De Guzman 0, Rivera 0, Hidalgo 0, Lebico 0, Moa 0, N. Ordoveza 0.
Quarters: 14-17, 37-35, 56-49, 71-56.