La Salle gals forge hoop title showdown with FEUBy Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
La Salle arranged a title showdown with the unbeaten Far Eastern University in women’s basketball as University of Santo Tomas completed a rare sweep in judo in recent UAAP action.
Aracelie Abaca had an all-around game of 20 points, 18 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and a couple of blocks as the Lady Archers downed Adamson, 81-73, in the semifinals to advance to the championship for the first time in 10 years yesterday at Filoil Flying V Arena.
UST, meanwhile, captured the men’s, women’s and juniors judo crowns behind Most Valuable Players Al Rolan Llamas and Jewel de Castro over the weekend at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
The Tigers amassed 51 points to cop their second straight title, while the Tigresses extended their reign to three seasons after topping with 53 points. The Tiger Cubs also scored a breakthrough by snapping Ateneo’s six-year reign.
La Salle faces the formidable FEU squad, which holds a huge thrice-to-beat advantage, in the women’s cage Finals starting this Sunday.
The Lady Tamaraws earned the incentive along with an an outright title berth after sweeping the 14-game eliminations.
Trisha Piatos drilled in 17 points for the Lady Archers.