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La Salle rips UP anew, extends streak to 11



In a battle of two streaking teams, the De La Salle University showed the University of the Philippines why their Lady Archers are on another level, winning 78-52 Sunday in the UAAP Season 78 women’s basketball tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym.

The Lady Archers picked up their 11th straight win, improving to an 11-1 record overall while the Lady Maroons sank to 4-8.

It was UP’s first loss in the second round after going on a four-game winning run.

Ara Abaca and Snow Penaranda took advantage of their size against the UP frontcourt as La Salle started pulling away in the second quarter.

Back-to-back threes by Marga Dagdagan closed the first half at 39-24.

La Salle then outscored UP 24-11 in the third period to increase the gap. The Lady Archers led by as much as 72-36 before the Lady Maroons closed the fourth frame on a 17-6 run to make the score more respectable.

Abaca had an excellent all-around performance, scoring 15 points while adding 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Camille Claro contributed 15 points while five more scored at least 8 points.

La Salle led in inside points, 34-22, rebounds, 53-41, and second chance points, 17-8, showcasing the discrepancy in size against UP.

Bea Daez led the Lady Maroons with 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting and also dished out 5 assists.


La Salle (78) – Abaca 15, Claro 15, Castillo 9, Dagdagan 8, Revillosa 8, Figueroa 8, Roxas 8, Penaranda 4, Ong 2, Vela 1, Vergara 0, Gonzales 0, Arciga 0, Pineda 0, Oyao 0, Malarde 0.

UP (53) – Daez 20, Tatel 11, Aliermo 7, Oliva 5, Isip 4, Medina 2, Ordoveza 2, Pesquera 1, Tan 1, Esplana 0, Franco 0, Cruz 0, Lapid 0, Erquiaga 0.

Quarterscores: 17-12, 39-24, 63-35, 78-52.