DEFENDING CHAMPION LYCEUM AND surprise leader University of Asia and the Pacific are both favored to notch win No. 3 in the 40th WNCAA tournament which resumes this weekend in different venues.
Winning by an average of 42.5 points in its first two matches, the three-time defending champion Lyceum faces Philippine Women?s University at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the St. Scholastica?s College gym.
College of St. Benilde can join Lyceum on top of Senior A if it prevails over Centro Escolar in the 10 a.m. match.
Senior B leader UA&P, sending a strong signal that it will be a title contender after finishing fifth last year, takes on San Beda Alabang in the 1 p.m. schedule.
The UA&P Dragons, with Aurora Biolena firing 16 points, posted a 62-33 rout of the Miriam Katipuneras last week for their second straight win.
The Rizal Technological University-St. Scholastica tussle opens hostilities at 8:30 a.m. while Emilio Aguinaldo College and La Consolacion Manila collide in the 2:30 p.m. main game.
Lyceum, coming off a 25-10, 25-16, 25-17 drubbing of San Beda, likewise goes for a third win in volleyball tomorrow at the RTU gym.
The Lady Pirates meet the La Consolacion Blue Royals, who dropped their first two assignments, at 9:30 a.m.
CEU paces Senior B with a 2-0 card.
In junior basketball games today, host Angelicum and Miriam dispute the lead at 1 p.m. Also eyeing a share of the top spot at 2-0 are San Beda, if it beats La Salle College in the 8:30 a.m. game, and rookie team St. Jude if it topples St. Stephen at 2:30 p.m.
Midgets volleyball likewise debuts today at the RTU gym with defending champion St. Scholastica playing Miriam at 8 a.m. and De La Salle Zobel going up against St. Jude at 9 a.m.
St. Jude debuted with twin wins in junior play. It leaned on the 22 points of Nicole Dy to survive La Salle, 51-40, and upended St. Stephen, 25-21, 7-25, 19-25, 25-22.Romina S. Austria