UAAP 82: UST, perfect Adamson to battle for girls basketball title


Posted at Feb 29 2020 08:27 PM | Updated as of Feb 29 2020 09:33 PM

UAAP 82: UST, perfect Adamson to battle for girls basketball title 1
The UST Junior Growling Tigresses will take on the Adamson Junior Lady Falcons in the finals. UAAP

Erika Danganan towed University of Santo Tomas past La Salle Zobel for a 50-48 win, as the Junior Growling Tigresses claimed the other finals berth in UAAP Season 82 girls basketball at Paco Arena on Saturday.

UST will battle undefeated Adamson in the best-of-3 title series, which begin on Friday, March 6 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Danganan received the ball at the top of the arc and attacked the basket for the game-winner with 9 seconds left.

With one final chance to tie or win, Luisa Dela Paz's 3-pointer was blocked by Danganan to ice the victory. 

Danganan powered UST with 13 points, 3 rebounds and a block to end the eliminations at 4-2, the two losses both against Adamson.

Jeehan Ahmed carried the fight for Zobel with 18 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and a steal.

In the other game, the Baby Lady Falcons completed a 6-game elimination sweep with a 71-point annihilation of the winless Ateneo de Manila University, 109-38.

Crisnalyn Padilla had herself a game for the ages with 57 points on 27-of-58 clip, on top of five rebounds, five assists, and two steals.

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