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Kacey Dela Rosa edges Josee Kaputu for UAAP Women’s MVP tiara


Kacey Dela Rosa barely edged out Josee Kaputu in the UAAP Season 86 Women’s Basketball MVP race.

The sophomore big of Ateneo de Manila University is set to be crowned with the top individual award of the league, ending with 83.857 statistical points — just 1.857 SPs ahead of the Congolese center.

Dela Rosa normed 19.57 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.64 blocks, and 1.5 steals per game.UAAP-86-WBB-DLSU-vs.-FEU-Josee-Kaputu-1991 Kacey Dela Rosa edges Josee Kaputu for UAAP Women's MVP tiara ADMU Basketball FEU News UAAP UP UST  - philippine sports news

Meanwhile, Kaputu averaged 21.93 points, 14.5 rebounds, and 1.57 steals per contest.

Joining Dela Rosa and Kaputu in the Women’s Mythical Team are UST’s Kent Pastrana (77.7), Ateneo’s Junize Calago (70.7), and UST’s Tantoy Ferrer (68.5).
UAAP-85-Womens-Basketball-UP-vs.-UST-Jane-Pastrana-05637 Kacey Dela Rosa edges Josee Kaputu for UAAP Women's MVP tiara ADMU Basketball FEU News UAAP UP UST  - philippine sports news
Pastrana, the UAAP Season 82 Rookie of the Year when she was still with La Salle, averaged 17.64 points, 5.64 rebounds, 2.29 assists, and 3.0 steals per game.UAAP86-WBB-NU-vs-ATENEO-JUNIZE-CALAGO-6109 Kacey Dela Rosa edges Josee Kaputu for UAAP Women's MVP tiara ADMU Basketball FEU News UAAP UP UST  - philippine sports news

Calago, on the other hand, put up averages of 14.21 points, 8.36 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.07 steals in the elimination round.
UAAP-85-Womens-Basketball-UP-vs.-UST-Reynalyn-Ferrer-05798 Kacey Dela Rosa edges Josee Kaputu for UAAP Women's MVP tiara ADMU Basketball FEU News UAAP UP UST  - philippine sports news
Finally, graduating forward Ferrer scattered 12.0 points, 7.07 rebounds, 2.79 assists, and 2.29 steals per game.

UP’s Favour Onoh ranked fourth in the SP race with 72.7 but due to the league’s rule of foreign student-athletes only composing one per team, only one is allowed entry to the all-UAAP team.UAAP86-WBB-UST-vs-UP-FAVOUR-ONOH-6562 Kacey Dela Rosa edges Josee Kaputu for UAAP Women's MVP tiara ADMU Basketball FEU News UAAP UP UST  - philippine sports news

The 18-year-old Nigerian, who graduated from a Philippine high school and is a true freshman, is still set to be crowned as the Rookie of the Year.

The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

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