The NU Lady Bulldogs turned to their defense and inside dominance to wallop the DLSU Lady Archers in the Women’s Division, 99-34, of the 25th Fr. Martin’s Cup at the SGS Gym in Quezon City on Sunday.
Five players scored in double digits for National University with Monique del Carmen, Rhena Itesi, Lamama Kapinga, Jack Animam, and Geanne Camelo notching 20, 13, 12, 11, and 11 respectively.
From the get-go, the five-time UAAP champions controlled the interior and dominated the boards, unleashing a 19-5 run to start the first quarter, and their lead continued to balloon from there.
No Lady Archer scored in double digits with Bettina Binaohan putting in only nine markers while Ameng Torres chipping in seven.
The win helped the Lady Bulldogs improve to a 2-1 win-loss slate in the Women’s Division, while the Lady Archers are yet to find their first victory.
In the second game, the FEU Baby Tamaraws used a strong second quarter to pull away from the Diliman Preparatory School Baby Blue Dragons, 91-65, in the Juniors A Division.
Kyle Bautista’s 23 points carried FEU to push their win-loss total to 2-0 in the Group A standings. He was backstopped by Vince Saldua who poured in 14 points.
Gab Salazar led Diliman in scoring with 18 markers, who are yet to find their first win in the tournament.
In the other Juniors Division tiff, San Beda A repulsed San Sebastian, 95-71, to get their third straight win in the Group B Division.
After a nip-and-tuck first period, the Red Cubs jumped to a 12-point lead via multiple conversions from Yukien Andrada, Josiah Alcantara, and Winston Ynot.
Towering big man Yukien Andrada notched 18 points while Basti Valencia tallied 14 for San Beda A, who were missing the services of Rhayyan Amsali.
Nikko Aguilar led the way for San Sebastian with 17 markers, who are now 2-2 in the Juniors B standings.