NATIONAL University trounced Adamson, 66-47, on Wednesday to clinch a finals spot in the UAAP Season 76 women’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The top-seed Lady Bulldogs never trailed in their rubber match against the Lady Falcons to set up a finals meeting with second-ranked De La Salle, which beat University of Santo Tomas in their own semifinal affair.
The best-of-three Finals begins on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Kristine Abriam had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs, while Anne Gulipan chipped in 14.
Risa Paig and Andrea Tongco contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Adamson forced a do-or-die match for a Finals seat after beating NU, 76-71, last Sunday.
But the Lady Falcons couldn’t sustain their remarkable first outing when they trailed 9-18 at the end of the first quarter.