The count continues for six-time defending champion National University.
The Lady Bulldogs nabbed their 101st consecutive win in the UAAP women’s basketball tournament, downing Adamson University, 100-66, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Saturday.
Tin Cayabyab led five NU players in double figures with 19 points, eight rebounds, and three steals.
“Tin Cayabyab I’ve been missing her for four games already. Good things maganda ‘yung start niya and ‘yung teammates niya looking for her para mabuhay ‘yung kumpyansa niya,” said Lady Bulldogs coach Aris Dimaunahan.
NU asserted its dominance right from the opening frame, cruising to an 18-point lead, 31-13, and never looked back.
Karl Ann Pingol had 19 points as well in the victory with nine rebounds, while Angel Surada was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field to end with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Camille Clarin and Princess Fabruada had 10 points apiece as well, both grabbing three steals in the process.
NU zoomed to 5-0 while halting the Lady Falcons’ two-game winning streak to pull them down to 2-3, still at fifth.
Lady Falcon Dindy Medina erupted for 28 points on 9-of-17 shooting but her efforts went for naught, while Victoria Adeshina had her best game with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
“It’s always hard to play against a Dindy Medina. We played against her in 3×3, talagang grabe ‘yung scoring prowess niya,” shared Dimaunahan.
Up next for the Lady Bulldogs is streaking De La Salle University on Wednesday, 1 pm, at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion.
Adamson looks to return to the win column later that day against Ateneo de Manila University at 3 pm.
NU 100 – Cayabyab 19, Pingol 19, Surada 12, Clarin 10, Fabruada 10, Cacho 9, Edimo Tiky 9, Betanio 4, Bartolo 3, Barroquillo 3, Canuto 2, Talas 0, Villareal 0, Solis 0, Ico 0, Dimaunahan 0.
Adamson 66 – Medina 28, Adeshina 14, Flor 5, Dampios 4, Ornopia 4, Alaba 4, Padilla 3, Agojo 2, Catulong 2, Meniano 0, Etang 0, Carcallas 0.
Quarterscores: 31-13, 54-29, 74-47, 100-66.