UAAP basketball queen NU extends win streak to 97

02/10/2022 9:25:00 AM

NU turns out to be the same old beast, while Ateneo escapes FEU at the start of their Season 85 campaigns

National University proved to be as dominant as ever as the Lady Bulldogs kicked off their UAAP women's basketball title defense in record-setting fashion. UAAPSeason85

NU turns out to be the same old beast, while Ateneo escapes FEU at the start of their Season 85 campaigns

MANILA, Philippines – National University proved to be as dominant as ever as the Lady Bulldogs kicked off their title defense in record-setting fashion in the UAAP Season 85 women’s basketball tournament.By - October 1, 2022 12:26 pm Former Ateneo de Davao University high school standout Francis Escandor is suiting up for De La Salle University in Season 85.Published October 1, 2022 11:49am Other than her awesome TikTok dance covers, what makes Kim Banawa trend time and time again is the fact that she has no two front teeth.By - October 1, 2022 12:26 pm Former Ateneo de Davao University high school standout Francis Escandor is suiting up for De La Salle University in Season 85.

The Lady Bulldogs – the six time champions who haven’t seen action since November 2019 – ripped the University of the East Lady Warriors, 131-47, on Sunday, October 2, at the Mall of Asia Arena.The 84-point drubbing stretched NU’s historic winning streak to 97, dating back to 2014.Almost all of the eight coaches present during the league’s preseason press conference at the said venue agreed that the Fighting Maroons and the Blue Eagles, the two finalists of the bubble tournament last summer, are still the favorites to win it all.But that’s not the only record the Lady Bulldogs posted right on the opening weekend.Before getting her big break on TikTok, Kim was very insecure about the small dents in her teeth, so she had them filled or what is better known as dental pasta.The Lady Bulldogs also recorded the most points in the league’s women’s basketball history since the computerization of stats, surpassing University of Santo Tomas’ 129 points on September 22, 2018 against University of the Philippines.Although losing high-flying Ricci Rivero and lockdown defender Noah Webb due to graduation, the Fighting Maroons remain a formidable squad capable of defending their UAAP championship with Carl Tamayo, Zav Lucero, and JD Cagulangan leading the way.NU’s previous high under former champion coach Pat Aquino was 112 points against De La Salle University on September 11, 2019.On the other hand, Ange Kouame continues to be the beanpole that will lead the Blue Eagles in their quest to reclaim the title, although on which Kouame will show up following a knee injury remains to be seen.

“We’re just happy that basketball for women is back, we waited for this for a long time and I want to congratulate the girls for starting this season with a convincing win,” said NU coach Aris Dimaunahan after his record-breaking debut.Far Eastern University mentor Olsen Racela and National University (NU) gaffer Jeff Napa then answered both Season 84 finalists to still be the teams they need to upset if they want a shot at the Season 85 title.“Pero dumating sa point na hindi ko na kaya, kailangan ko nang patanggal ‘to.Camille Clarin led the NU onslaught with 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.“It was a statement to the UAAP that we’re back,” said Clarin.The Green Archers ruled the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup title and even held a training camp in Japan, while the Bulldogs won the FilOil EcoOil Preseason Cup championship, even stunning the Fighting Maroons in one elimination round game.“New coach, new players, but we still have the same culture and same goals.Di nga ako makakatawa kasi nga wala akong ngipin sa harap.” Karl Pingol had 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 of the 22 steals of the Lady Bulldogs, who zoomed to a 38-11 first quarter before holding the Lady Warriors to just 2 points in the second.Allado represented Jack Santiago, who is making a return as head coach after missing much of Season 84 due to suspension.Allado represented Jack Santiago, who is making a return as head coach after missing much of Season 84 due to suspension.

Tin Cayabyab added 14 points while Annick Tiky had 11 points and 8 rebounds in her first and only season for NU.Angel Surada tallied the game’s only double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Gypsy Canuto got 7 points and 10 assists.Santos pinched in for new head coach Bal David, who is tasked to take charge of a rebuilding UST squad that lost Season 84 leaders Joshua Fontanilla and Sherwin Concepcion.“Ang pinaka masakit na sinabi nila sa akin, mukha daw akong matanda," she said.In the second game, Ateneo survived FEU’s comeback attempts for a 67-64 escape.LJ Miranda fired 17 points, including a clutch triple with 18.m.2 seconds left, and also grabbed 8 rebounds for the Blue Eagles.“Tanggap ko na kung ano meron ako ngayon kesa naman 'yung masakit na iniinda ko.Saturday at the MOA Arena, while the Maroons open their title defense against the Archers in an early rematch of their instant classic Final 4 series at 4 p.

Jhaz Joson added 14 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals, while Ateneo rookie Kacey dela Rosa had a debut to remember with 14 points, 14 rebounds, 6 blocks, and 3 steals.m.Camille Taguiam was at the forefront of FEU’s attack and flirted with a triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 9 assists.The Scores First Game NU 131 – Clarin 22, Pingol 16, Cayabyab 14, Tiky 11, Fabruada 10, Surada 10, Baroquillo 8, Solis 8, Canuto 7, Ico 7, Betanio 6, Dimaunahan 5, Villareal 3, Bartolo 2, Talas 2.m.“Malaking influence sa akin yung [2.UE 47 – Terrinal 10, Kone 10, Anastacio 9, Caraig 8, Ordas 4, Tinio 3, Gervacio 2, Lorena 1, Nama 0, Sajol 0, Dela Rosa 0, Paule 0.Quarters: 38-11, 68-13, 102-25, 131-47.m.m.

Second Game Ateneo 67 – Miranda 17, Joson 14, Dela Rosa 14, Villacruz 10, Makanjoula 5, Gino-Gino 3, Jajurie 2, Nieves 1, Eufemanio 1, Calago 0.Mas na-i-inspire pa ako, mas nagaganahan pa ako na ipagpatuloy 'yung ginagawa ko kasi meron naman sila na sumusporta sa akin,” she added.FEU 64 – Jumuad 11, Pacia 11, Taguiam 10, Go 9, Delos Santos 9, Obien 7, Lopez 5, Aquino 2, Samonte 0, Paras 0, Calinawan 0, Cunanan 0, Manguiat 0, Salvani 0.League president Aldrin Suan said the theme is fitting as the league is bringing a full calendar for the first time amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.Quarters: 24-17, 43-31, 53-51, 67-64.– Rappler.“For the past two years, it’s not just the UAAP that was affected.com.The entire world was affected.

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