Defending three-time champion National University overpowered Far Eastern University, 71-48 for its 53rd straight win on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 80 women’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Ria Nabalan had 15 points, Rhena Itesi added 14 points and 14 boards while Jack Daniel Animam produced another monster game of 11 points, 23 rebounds and six blocks for the Lady Bulldogs.
NU also raised its season record to 5-0.
Jem Angeles shot 20 points while Sai Larosa chipped in 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists as University of Santo Tomas carved out a 71-65 win over Ateneo.
The Tigresses moved to solo second with a 4-1 card.
The Lady Eagles and the Lady Tamaraws, meanwhile, fell at 2-3 in joint fourth.
Photo courtesy of Phoebe Joy Gonzales