MANILA, Philippines — National University captured its third consecutive championship within the UAAP 3×3 girls’s basketball match on Friday at CaSoBe Resort in Calatagan, Batangas.
In their first match with out multi-titled coach Pat Aquino, the Lady Bulldogs remained formidable and completed one other good UAAP 3×3 title run with a 21-18 victory over University of Santo Tomas within the winner-take-all ultimate.
Camille Clarin unloaded eight factors, taking pictures 2-of-6 from deep, within the ultimate as NU prolonged its win streak to twenty video games within the tourney.
She additionally grabbed eight rebounds and dished out 5 assists, as Kristine Cayabyab chipped in six factors and 7 boards, whereas Ann Pingol and Angelica Surada added 4 and three markers, respectively.
Cayabyab delivered the championship-clinching putback off Clarin’s miss to complete off UST with 59.8 seconds left.
“That was my shot. In my mind and my heart, I made sure not to get tired whatever happens. I offer my last shot to my teammates because we really deserved this (championship),” mentioned Cayabyab in Filipino.
Jovylyn Pangilinan carried UST, scoring 14 of her group’s 18 factors. Her teammate, Tantoy Ferrer harm her left knee of their semis matchup in opposition to University of the Philippines. She tried to play within the Final however limped all through her 56 seconds on the ground in opposition to NU.
NU staved off the gallant stand of the fourth seed Ateneo, 21-20.
When the Blue Eagles Jhazmin Joson’s two-pointer and a layup by Gemina Miranda tied the sport at 20, Surada got here to the rescue for the Lady Bulldogs with a game-winning lay-up with 4 seconds left.
Cayabyab had 10 factors, seven rebounds, three assists, and a block within the semis.
UST entered the Final after ousting the third-ranked University of the Philippines within the semis, 21-11, earlier.
Semifinals 1 vs 4
NU 21 – Cayabyab 10, Clarin 6, Surada 3, Pingol 2.
Ateneo 20 – Joson 11, Miranda 6, Villacruz 2, Nieves 1.
Time: Surada (9:56)
Semifinals 2 vs 3
UST 21 – Pangilinan 7, Soriano 7, Bron 4, Ferrer 3.
UP 11 – Bariquit 5, Maw 3, Larrosa 2, Domingo 1.
Time: Soriano 2 (8:09)
NU 21 – Clarin 8, Cayabyab 6, Pingol 4, Surada 3.
UST 18 – Pangilinan 14, Soriano 3, Bron 1, Ferrer 0.
Time: Cayabyab (8:59)