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Bulldogs close in on PCABL sweep

Games Sunday
(RTU gym, Manila)
11 a.m. – CEU vs La Salle
1 p.m. – Blackwater vs RTU
2:30 p.m. – UE vs FEU

National University inched closer to completing a sweep of the elims with an 81-75 decision over Centro Escolar University even as University of the East notched its third straight win in the Smart-PCABL (Pilipinas Chinese Amateur Basketball League) Dickies Women’s Cup held recently at the RTU gym in Manila.

Trixie Antiquera scored 11 of her 14 points right in the opening quarter as the Lady Bulldogs took a 26-14 lead which the UAAP back-to-back champions gallantly protected to remain undefeated in five games in the annual preseason tournament presented by Dickies.

Afril Bernardino also struck hard in that early assault and went on to finish with 24 points while Ria Nabalan chipped in 17 markers highlighted by four triples.

In all, the Lady Bulldogs buried 10 triples as Antiquera also contributed four threes.

The Lady Warriors, on the other hand, demolished Rizal Technological University, 73-52, and improved to 3-2 – the same record of La Salle and Blackwater in the tournament also sponsored by Advanced Solution Inc., Powerhouse, CW Home Depot, Dickies Underwear, Hapee Toothpaste and Jumbo Plastic Linoleum.

With Snow Penaranda scoring 17 markers, the Lady Archers crushed the Far Eastern University, 77-58, while the Blackwater Lady Elite drew 28 points from Cindy Resultay to clobber the Adamson Lady Falcons, 102-78.

Lovejoy Sto. Domingo scored 22 points to lead the Lady Warriors, who boosted their bid for a twice-to-beat bid in the quarters.