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CEU, 3 others near titles

Basketball defending champions Centro Escolar University, Chiang Kai Shek College, and De La Salle Zobel moved one win away from retaining their crowns in the 47th WNCAA season.

CEU, eyeing a sixth straight seniors championship, walloped Philippine Women’s University, 68-35, over the weekend at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

Last season’s Most Valuable Player Cristine Caranto topscored with 14 points and Mary Ann Doloque added 13 for the Scorpions, who extended their unbeaten streak to eight games.

DLSZ, likewise seeking a sixth consecutive title in the midgets section, edged St. Paul College, Pasig, 42-39, while junior holder CKSC toppled DLSZ in the juniors level, 59-46.

In the volleyball finals where all three defending champions are out of the picture, DLSZ and San Beda drew first blood.

DLSZ topped St. Scholastica’s College in the midgets division, 25-19, 25-19, and San Beda outlasted CEU in the seniors class, 25-23, 27-25, 20-25, 25-23.

In the Final Four, DLSZ ousted St. Paul, last season’s midgets champion, while CKSC booted out 46th season junior holder Miriam College.

Rizal Technological College is not around to defend its senior volleyball crown after withdrawing participation.

All Game 1 winners go for the clincher this Saturday also at RMC. The junior volleyball final duel, another DLSZ-CKSC tiff, also gets going that day.