NATIONAL University limited Adamson to only four points in the first quarter to come away with a 63-55 win on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 77 juniors basketball tilt at the Blue Eagle Gym.
Allen Mina topscored for NU with 13 points followed by Philip Manalang with 12 as the Bullpups used their stingy defense to surge to a 22-4 lead after 10 minutes of play.
The reigning champion Bullpups won their fifth game this season and extended their winning streak to 22 heading into their much-anticipated rematch against last year’s finalist Ateneo on Saturday at the Blue Eagle Gym.
The Blue Eaglets also stayed unbeaten after five games with an 84-60 win over University of the East. Matt Nieto had 20 points for Ateneo.
Far Eastern University-Diliman and De La Salle-Zobel remained joint third place a 4-2 slates.
Marvin Lee had 14 points to lift the Baby Tamaraws to a 53-41 win over University of Santo Tomas, while Joaquin Banzon scored 18 in the Junior Archers’ 104-54 victory against University of the Philippines Integrated School.
Adamson is in fifth with a 2-4 card followed by UST and UPIS at 1-4. UE is winless in six outings.