Lady Archers crush Ateneo for 7th win
The De La Salle University Lady Archers once again stamped their class over the winless Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles, 74-44 to bag their 7th win in 10 games in the on-going UAAP Season 76 women’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Lady Archers’ defense was once again in full display as they relentlessly took advantage of Ateneo’s turnovers, finishing the game with 32 turnover points compared to Ateneo’s 10.
The Lady Eagles were still in the thick of the fight in the 1st half courtesy of Danica Jose by scoring 12 points in the half. DLSU also hurt themselves by committing unforced turnovers.
Come 3rd quarter, La Salle used a quick 5-2 run to establish a double-digit lead at 36-26 with 7 minutes to go in the period and the Lady Archers never looked behind from that point coasting further to 45-30 lead with 4 minutes left in the quarter. DLSU outscored Ateneo, 21-12 in the 3rd quarter.
The final period was no different as Ateneo looked helpless as La Salle’s defense tightened further just allowing the Lady Eagles to score 8 points in the quarter while DLSU increased its output to 22 points.
Trisha Piatos led the Lady Archers with 18 points while she was supported by Inna Corcuera with 10 points. Ara Abaca played an all-around game especially in the 2nd half as she finished with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. Ateneo was led by Danica Jose with 17 points.
The Lady Archers held firm at 3rd place with a 7-3 card. Their next game is on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:00am versus the UST Tigresses at the Araneta Coliseum.
DLSU 74 – Piatos 18, Corcuera 10, Claro 9, Santos 6, Abaca 6, A. Ong 5, Vergara 4, Scott 4, Ramos 4, Revillosa 2, M. Ong 2, Melendres 2, Garcia 2, Pineda 0, Oyao 0.
ADMU 44 – Jose 17, Nunez 12, Castro 3, Tantoco 2, Nitoreda 2, Javier 2, Deacon 2, Buendia 2, Belarmino 2, Veloso 0, Uy De Ong 0, Posadas 0, Limcaoco 0, Bo-ot 0.
Quarter Scores: 18-10, 21-14, 52-36, 74-44