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UE sweeps Rexona elims

University of the East-Cherrylume completed a seven-game sweep of the 1st Rexona Women’s Invitational Tournament elims with a 69-58 win over Discovery Sports held over the weekend at the Buddhacare gym in Quezon City.

Chack Cabinbin sizzled for 26 points spiked by four triples for the Lady Warriors who used a big second quarter assault to take control of the game and finish the elims unbeaten.

Janine Pontejos, who scored 23 in the team’s 75-67 win over Air Force last Saturday, knocked down two triples and finished with 17 points in the event presented by Rexona and organized by PCABL.

Reigning UAAP champion National University recovered from a shock defeat to UE last week with an 80-48 drubbing of Adamson-Mighty Sports – thanks to the 16-point and 13-rebound performance of Rena Itesi.

The Lady Bulldogs, who registered a record 48-game winning streak in the UAAP, finished second with a 6-1 mark while Air Force wound up third with a 5-2 card following a thrilling 73-68 win over Far Eastern University.

Meanwhile, Centro Escolar University clinched the fourth and last twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals after downing University of the Philippines, 66-58.

The Lady Scorpions ended up tied for fourth to fifth places with the Lady Tamaraws at 3-4 but it was the Morayta-based squad who took the last bonus due to the winner over the other rule.

The league takes a break next week to allow student-players to study for their final exams. The quarters will be held on April 1 and 2.

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