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Jack Animam lifts NU to fifth place in BLIA Cup

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Jack Animam and the National University Lady Bulldogs made sure that they left Kaohsiung with a win, blasting the Humber College Hawks of Canada, 85-69, Saturday afternoon.

The win propelled the Lady Bulldogs to a fifth place finish in the eight-team 2019 BLIA Cup.

Animam, the reigning UAAP Women’s Basketball MVP, was dominant in the contest, finishing with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field to go along with 12 boards.

And with Animam leading the way, the Lady Bulldogs went on a strong 25-7 start that paced the way for the rout.

Congolese student-athlete Lamama Kapinga added 18 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists while Kaye Pingol scattered nine points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Leading the way for the Hawks was Jahnae Gyles, who had 16 points. Aleena Domingo chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Canadians.

The Scores:

NU 85 – Kapinga 18, Animam 17, Itesi 9, Pingol 9, Camelo 8, Fabruada 6, Canuto 5, Del Carmen 4, Cac 3, Clarin 3, Goto 3, Cacho 0.

HC 69 – Gyles 16, Domingo 12, Twumasi 10, Velasquez 8, Watt 7, English 6, Meadows 5, Wareham 3, Beals 2, Lopez 0, Da Silva 0.

Quarterscores: 25-7, 40-26, 62-47, 85-69.

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