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NU’s Camille Clarin.–UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion Nationwide College pressured a triple tie on prime of the UAAP Season 86 girls’s basketball match after dominating Far Japanese College, 95-58, on Wednesday at Adamson Gymnasium.

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

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

Dimaunahan, nevertheless, lamented that they did not 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 international participant. It’s at all times 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 way in which with 13 and 12 factors, respectively. 

UP could 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 the very best that each one we’ve practiced on, we will execute in opposition to them,” mentioned Preventing Maroons coach Paul Ramos. “As we communicate, Louna is arriving. We hope that she will regulate by Sunday and quiet down.”

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

The Growling Tigresses, who additionally rose to a 2-0 file, 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 had been anticipating a majority 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 will’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 effectively,” mentioned Blue Eagles coach LA Mumar. “Our ladies are nonetheless immature. We had the sport gained already, however I’m simply so blissful that the preventing coronary heart was there in additional time. We might have simply folded up, however the ladies fought again.”

Junize Calago confirmed the way in which 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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