The DLSU Lady Archers continued their undefeated streak for the season after subduing the UE Lady Warriors, 64-56, in their match-up at the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City.
Nicole Garcia fired 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the fight for the Lady Archers. Trisha Piatos added 11 markers on three triples while Miller Ong had seven assists in a match that saw 10 different players scoring for the Green-and-White.
The Lady Archers trailed early in the game with a 9-1 run by the Lady Warriors. Off a timeout, DLSU came back with a 15-2 run of their own as they held UE scoreless in the last six minutes of the opening quarter, 16-11.
Lady Warrior Eunique Chan started the second period with a shot from rainbow country to cut their deficit to two. La Salle would respond with a 5-0 run to extend their lead back to seven. The two squads would continue to exchange baskets through the rest of the quarter to finish the first half, 30-21, in favor of the Lady Archers. Chan and Ano-os scored all of the Lady Warrior’s 10 points during that stretch, with five points apiece.
It was a scoring showdown between DLSU’s Garcia and UE’s Ano-os during the third quarter with both players putting up eight points each. The Taft-based squad capitalized on their defense, forcing bad shots and turnovers as they extended the lead to as high as 16 before settling for a 49-34 lead over UE.
The Lady Warriors attempted a comeback in the fourth period, trimming the lead to seven after an 8-0 push led by Love Sto. Domingo, who scored three straight baskets during that span. However, consecutive turnovers committed by the Recto-based cagebelles proved to be costly as they were unable to score until the waning moments of the game.
La Salle’s win spoiled Lady Warrior Ano-os’ double-double performance who recorded a game-high 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Eyeing for their fifth consecutive win, the Lady Archers will rekindle their rivalry with the ADMU Lady Eagles at 1 pm on August 3, also at the Blue Eagle Gym.
DLSU (64) – Garcia 14, Piatos 10, A. Ong 8, Vergara 8, Corcuera 7, M. Ong 5, Scott 5, Santos 3, Claro 3, Lumba 2, Roxas 0, Castillo 0, Oyao 0
UE (56) – Ano-os 20, Sto. Domingo 11, Chan 10, Bale 6, Tacula 5, Mendina 2, Francisco 2, Degan 0, Gayacao 0, Sampaga 0, Llosala 0
Quarterscores: 16-11, 30-21, 49-34, 64-56