UAAP: NU, UST, UP share early lead in ladies’s basketball4 min read

Camille Clarin NU UAAP

NU’s Camille Clarin.–UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion Nationwide College pressured a triple tie on high of the UAAP Season 86 ladies’s basketball match after dominating Far Jap College, 95-58, on Wednesday at Adamson Health club.

Tin Cayabyab led the balanced assault of the Woman Bulldogs with 16 factors on 6-of-9 capturing. Camille Clarin hit three triples to complete with 15 factors, whereas Princess Fabruada and Ann Pingol added 12 and 11 factors, respectively.

“We all the time consider that NU ladies’s basketball was and is all about protection. That’s been our bread and butter since Coach Pat (Aquino). I believed at present, we did properly in following the sport plan,” mentioned NU coach Aris Dimaunahan after taking the early 2-0 league lead.

Dimaunahan, nonetheless, lamented that they didn’t cease FEU’s Congolese heart Josee Kaputu, who dropped 27 factors and 11 rebounds.

“The one factor that we failed on is to include their overseas participant. It’s all the time good to see student-athletes like her play in our league. However then once more, we took care of the opposite guys,” mentioned Dimaunahan.

College of the Philippines additionally earned its second win after beating the winless College of the East, 66-48 victory, behind the efforts of Marielle Vingno and Christie Bariquit, who led the best way with 13 and 12 factors, respectively. 

UP may have prized recruit Louna Ozar from her Gilas Pilipinas Ladies stint within the Asian Video games on Sunday because it battles NU on Sunday at College Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Pavilion.

“Come Sunday in opposition to NU, we hope for one of the best that every one we’ve practiced on, we will execute in opposition to them,” mentioned Preventing Maroons coach Paul Ramos. “As we converse, Louna is arriving. We hope that she will regulate by Sunday and cool down.”

Kent Pastrana delivered 28 factors, 4 assists, and three steals as UST spoiled Adamson’s first-ever internet hosting of a UAAP ladies’s basketball recreation in 9 years with an 84-65 rout.

The Growling Tigresses, who additionally rose to a 2-0 document, additionally leaned on Tantoy Ferrer’s 12 factors and 7 rebounds, whereas Cheesy  Tacatac and Rachelle Ambos had 12 and 10 factors, respectively.

“After all, we have been anticipating a lot of these performances from Kent. Even when she was in Silay, I knew she was particular. It was God’s will to carry her to UST,” mentioned UST coach Haydee Ong.

“We needed to enhance each recreation. We are able to’t take away the hassle of Adamson from the primary half till the tip; they by no means gave up. I hope we are able to get higher each recreation. There are gamers who we’re ready to step up,” she added.

In the meantime, Ateneo earned its first win after irritating runner-up La Salle in additional time, 87-80, after Jhazmin Joson took cost in additional time and completed with 11 factors.

“It’s our first win for the season. We didn’t win in opposition to La Salle final 12 months, and Jhaz and I keep in mind that very properly,” mentioned Blue Eagles coach LA Mumar. “Our women are nonetheless immature. We had the sport received already, however I’m simply so blissful that the combating coronary heart was there in additional time. We may have simply folded up, however the women fought again.”

Junize Calago confirmed the best way for Ateneo with 22 factors, 10 rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Kacey dela Rosa dropped 13 factors, 16 rebounds, and 4 blocks, whereas Sarah Makanjuola added 14 factors and 16 rebounds.

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The Woman Archers slid to 0-2 amid Luisa San Juan’s 29-point explosion.

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