UE gains share of Dick­ies Cup lead

Tempo - - Sports -

Games Satur­day

(Bud­dhacare gym, Q.C.)

9 a.m. – La Salle vs Adamson

10:45 a.m. – UE vs NU

12:30 p.m. – CEU vs Ate­neo

Univer­sity of the East streaked to its fourth straight win while Univer­sity of the Philip­pines stunned La Salle for its first win in the PCABL Dick­ies Cup held over the week­end at the Bud­dhacare gym in Que­zon City.

Draw­ing 20 points each from LJ Sto. Domingo and Eu­nice Chan, the UE Lady War­riors out­lasted Ate­neo Lady Ea­gles, 59-54, to tie idle Na­tional Univer­sity for the lead in the an­nual pre­sea­son tour­na­ment.

The UP Lady Ma­roons, on the other hand, went to Noella Cruz and Iriss Isip at crunch time to pull off a 65-63 win over the Lady Archers and snap a four-game los­ing run.

Cruz led UP with 16 points and five boards while Isip contributed 15 points, seven re­bounds and four as­sists.

Mean­time, Cen­tro Es­co­lar Univer­sity downed Adamson, 8072, to keep its play­off bid in the tour­na­ment also backed by Smart Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Pow­er­house and CW Home De­pot.

CEU’s win was its sec­ond in four games while hand­ing Adamson its fourth loss in five games.

The Lady War­riors used a riproar­ing start, tak­ing a 24-8 lead be­fore hold­ing off their ri­vals’ late surge to pre­vail.

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