UA&P, Miriam move to WNCAA quarters
MANILA, Philippines - University of Asia and the Pacific and Miriam College posted convincing victories over separate rivals to clinch the last two seats in the quarterfinal round of the 43rd WNCAA senior basketball at RTU gym in Mandaluyong over the weekend.
UA&P ousted Assumption College, 39-28, while Miriam booted out La Consolacion College Mendiola, 58-35.
UA&P will take on defending champion Centro Escolar University in Sunday’s quarterfinals while Miriam will collide with Rizal Technological University.
In other quarters pairings, Emilio Aguinaldo College tangles with San Beda while Philippine Women’s University squares off with St. Scholastica’s College.
St. Jude Catholic School and San Beda College Alabang likewise gained quarters seats in the junior division in the tournament backed by Goody, Mikasa, Molten, MJC Photography, network partner AKTV and radio partner Monster Radio RX 93.1.
St. Jude downed St. Paul College Pasig, 54-28, and will meet defending champion and host De La Salle Zobel in the quarters. San Beda ousted Poveda, 52-33, to arrange a duel with Miriam.
In midgets volleyball at the St. Scholastica Manila gym, San Beda bested St. Scholastica, 25-12, 25-20, to sweep the six-game elims for a semis match up with No. 4 Poveda. DLSZ gained the No. 2 spot and will meet third-ranked defending champion Miriam.
San Beda beat St. Scholastica anew, 25-20, 25-21, 25-20, in the junior level to likewise stay unscathed in Group A at 5-0.
Over at the EAC gym in Manila, defending senior futsal champion RTU blanked UA&P, 2-0, to raise its win-loss-draw card to 4-1-0 while EAC also notched its fourth win with a similar 2-0 blanking of Assumption.