UST barges into UAAP women’s basketball Final 4 after ousting La Salle

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 07:26 PM November 21, 2018

University of Santo Tomas had a cruise of a victory over De La Salle, 79-67, to advance to the Final Four of the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Growling Tigresses chalked up their second win over the Lady Archers in a span of five days, the first on a 68-65 squeaker on Friday that forced the playoff game for the no.4 spot in the standings.


Grace Irebu asserted her dominance for the Growling Tigers with 29 points while Sai Larosa and Tin Capalit added 18 and 16 points, respectively.

UST will then face another do-or-die game this time against Adamson in the first step-ladder game on Sunday.


Defending champion National University already earned a championship round bye after sweeping the eliminations.

In the other game, Far Eastern University edged past Adamson University, 67-63, to earn the twice-to-beat bonus in the step-ladder eliminations and will wait for the winner between UST and Adamson.

Clare Castro had a 25-point, 16-rebound double-double to lead the Lady Tamaraws while Valerie Mamaril added 14 points, four rebounds, and four assists.

For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, Sports, UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament, University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigresses
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.