On Saturday evening, National University addressed history's call, that day that Ateneo made its entrance to the Final Four authority. The Lady Bulldogs whipped the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses, 96-57, in the UAAP ladies' b-ball competition at Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan to score their 74th straight triumph---the longest winning streak in any game in the alliance.
Also, the main thing mentor Pat Aquino did was hurl a casual murmur. Aquino told the Media site "Making history --- hasn't soaked in yet".
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"It's extremely more an alleviation right now that we're finished pursuing the record. We would now be able to center around the more vital thing, or, in other words title".
When the record once in the past possessed by Adamson's ladies' softball group was inside sight, Aquino conceded that it appeared the weight had multiplied for NU each time it took the court.
Aquino said "you need to stress over the triumphant and after that at the back of your psyche, there is the streak", who restricted any locker room discussion of the record pursue to keep the Lady Bulldogs' emphasis on the current amusement.
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"I know they read about it and they're mindful, yet I informed the players not to talk regarding it". Aquino passed the credit of the streak to NU administration, which dealt with enlisting players who "remained together like family and performed extremely well on the court".
Ria Nabalan carried the scoring obligations for the Lady Bulldogs, indenting 31 as NU utilized a solid second time span to thump the battle out of UST. Kaye Pingol included 20 points while ruling MVP Jack Danielle Animam and Congo's Rhena Itesi each scored 15 for NU, which enhanced to 10-0 this season.
At adjacent Smart Araneta Coliseum, Ateneo gazed at a comparative 10-0 figure on the scoreboard. The Blue Eagles opened the diversion with 10 straight pts before beating National U, 79-64, in the men's competition. The Blue Eagles formally selected a Final Four opening---albeit nobody extremely anticipated that them would need to battle for a compartment in the elimination rounds---with the triumph while putting the Bulldogs' very own offered in risk.
Ateneo's ninth win in 11 trips was NU's seventh misfortune in 10 amusements. Not that the Ateneo training staff was keeping tally. Partner mentor Sandy Arespacochaga said "We didn't investigate the Final Four and we were simply concentrating on NU".
"We didn't look past this diversion and that was the key point for us". The Blue Eagles went on a rankling 22-9 keep running in the second quarter to take a 44-20 lead after Thirdy Ravena's free toss.
De La Salle fixed its hold of the third spot in the wake of battling off Far Eastern University, 65-57, later in the day. The Archers moved to a 6-4 record while the Tamaraws, who slipped to a 5-6 record, dropped to fifth, permitting inactive University of the Philippines (5-5) to increase fourth place.