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Lady Bulldogs rip Tigresses for 51st straight win

MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion National University grabbed the solo lead and extended its winning streak to 51 games with a 95-65 rout of University of Santo Tomas in the 80th UAAP women's basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena Wednesday.

The Lady Bulldogs outscored the Tigresses in the second half, 54-27, to become the only undefeated team of the season at 3-0.

Trixie Antiquera shot 27 points, Jack Daniel Anmam had 23 points and 18 rebounds, and Ria Nabalan nearly had a triple-double with 17 points, 11 boards and nine assists for NU.

Congo's Rhena Itesi also had a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards on top of two blocks for the Lady Bulldogs.

UST fell in a four-way tie in second place with Far Eastern University, University of the East and Ateneo at 2-1.Adamson University, behind Nathalia Prado's 26 points, entered the win column with a 88-84 decision over De La Salle.The Lady Archers dropped to 0-3.

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