UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas dominated University of the East 65-26 for its seventh win in the UAAP Season 82 Women’s Basketball tournament yesterday at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion.
The Lady Tigers limited the Lady Warriors to just five points in the opening frame before locking down UE to the tune of just two points in the second quarter.
As the dust settled, the UST defense forced UE to shoot a horrid 9-of-58 from the field, good for just a measly 16-percent clip.
Not helping the Lady Warriors’ cause was them going just 5-of-17 from the stripe and them committing 36 turnovers, paving the way for the Golden Tigresses to enjoy a lead as much as 43 points in the game, 65-22, with 1:45 left.
The win lifted UST to a 7-2 slate to keep solo second and gain a one-game cushion over Far Eastern University in the standings.