NU extends winning streak in women's hoops

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Posted at Aug 21 2014 01:32 PM | Updated as of Aug 21 2014 09:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Gemma Miranda scored 21 points as the National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs extended their perfect run to nine games with a 71-60 victory over Adamson University on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 77 women's basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Afril Bernardino and Shelley Gupilan added 19 and 11 points, respectively, for the Lady Bulldogs, who are now one win away from securing a berth in the Final Four.

In another game, Camille Claro and Cass Santos combined for 28 points to lift defending champions De La Salle University to a 69-63 win over the University of Santo Tomas and halt a two-game losing streak.

The Lady Archers hiked their record to 7-2, while the Tigresses and the Lady Falcons dropped to 4-5 in a share of fourth place.

UST players Kim Reyes and Bettina Penaflor did not play against La Salle after being suspended by the league for committing disqualifying fouls in a 78-83 loss to NU last Saturday.

The scores:

NU vs. ADU

NU (71) - Miranda 21, Bernardino 19, Gupilan 11, Antiquiera 5, Sison 4, Abriam 2, Castro 2, Maghibon 2, Paig 2, Tongco 2, Escoto 1, Layug 0, Nabalan 0, Seno 0, Villegas 0.

AdU (60) - Balasta 13, Amper 12, Mateo 12, De Castro 9, Durens 6, Avila 3, Ong 3, Ballaso 2.

Quarterscores: 15-11, 35-25, 53-39, 71-60

DLSU vs. UST

DLSU (69) - Claro 15, Santos 13, Garcia 8, Ong A. 8, Piatos 8, Ong M. 6, Melendres 5, Corcuera 4, Vergara 2, Lumba 0, Scott 0.

UST (63) - Angeles 17, Rivera 17, Magdaluyo 12, Cortes 11, Felisarte 5, Gandala 1, Brillantes 0, Isanan 0, Mandilag 0, Pernia 0, Siapoc 0.

Quarterscores: 15-13, 31-20, 49-40, 69-63