UNIVERSITY of Sto. Tomas overpowered University of the Philippines, 78-63, to regain solo second on Sunday in the UAAP Season 80 women's basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Bets Peñaflor came through with 15 points and nine rebounds in her return from a one-game suspension as the Tigresses rose to 10-2.
Nu leads with an 11-0 record.
UST moved half-a-game ahead of University of the East (9-2) in the race for a twice-to-beat semifinals incentive.
Adamson University, behind Nathalia Prado's 21-point 19-rebound outing, downed De La Salle, 67-60.
Now at 5-7, Adamson University trails Far Eastern University (5-6) in the race for the last semifinals berth.
The Lady Archers, who drew 28 points from Khate Castillo on 8-of-22 shooting from the three-point area, absorbed their ninth loss in 11 games.
The Lady Maroons are winless in 11 games.