National U, La Salle sweep Adamson squads in women’s division

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National University improved their record while De La Salle University notched their first win as both sides defeated Adamson University in the women’s division of the 25th Fr. Martin’s Cup Summer League at the San Beda Gym in Manila.

The games, which was sponsored by Resorts World Manila, San Beda batch ’62-’66, and Cocolife, saw two Adamson teams falling prey to two separate UAAP teams in one day.

Team A succumbed to perennial women’s college basketball powerhouse NU Lady Bulldogs, 70-81, while their Team B was whipped by the De La Salle Lady Archers, 57-78.

In the first game, NU escaped from Adamson A’s gallant stand after outscoring its UAAP rival, 24-15, in the final canto to pull away for good.

Rhena Itesi was once again unstoppable inside for the Lady Bulldogs as she tallied 21 points, while Kaye Pingol added 17 markers.

Three days after dropping 25 points on the Lady Archers, Natalia Prado made another 25-point output for the Lady Falcons’ Team A, although in a losing effort.

In the other game, La Salle got a revenge of sorts on Adamson after bowing to its Team A on Saturday by pummeling its Team B from the get-go.

The Lady Falcons could not recover from a measly five-point first quarter as the Lady Archers never looked back after an early double-digit lead.

Kent Pastrana scored 14 points for La Salle, while Chrisnalyn Padilla tallied 13 for Adamson B.


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