TITLE-holder National University routed Ateneo, 70-36, on Sunday for its second victory in as many games in the UAAP Season 78 women’s basketball tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym.
NU shares the top spot with University of Santo Tomas and Adamson University.
Reigning MVP Afril Bernardino scored 17 points, while fellow national team member Shelley Gupilan had 14 for the Lady Bulldogs.
The Tigresses recovered from a poor first half to beat University of the Philippines, 58-52, while the Lady Falcons nipped Far Eastern University in overtime, 69-64.
Candice Magdaluyo had 12 points and five assists, while Maica Cortes and Shanda Anies added 10 markers each for UST, which recovered from a dismal four-point second quarter output.
Joy Cochico had 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, while Myra Osano had 15 markers for Adamson.
In the other match, Snow Peñaranda had 15 points and 13 rebounds as last year’s runner-up La Salle downed University of the East, 63-59, to tie its victims at 1-1.
The Lady Eagles, the Lady Maroons and the Lady Tamaraws dropped to 0-2.