Defending champions Centro Escolar University, Chiang Kai Shek College and Miriam College continued their winning run over the weekend to grab top rankings going into the semifinals of the 47th WNCAA tournament.
Five-time senior basketball champion CEU walloped St. Scholastica’s College, 102-19, last Saturday at the latter’s homecourt for a six-game sweep and a twice-to beat advantage over No. 4 University of Asia & the Pacific. The other semifinal duel, a knockout match, will pit No. 2 Philippine Women’s University against No. 3 San Beda College Alabang.
Junior defending champion CKSC, after winning all its four Group A assignments, dominated host St. Jude Catholic School, 101-32, in the quarterfinals. It will take on La Salle College Antipolo, which downed Miriam, 60-30, in the Final Four. De La Salle Zobel and Angelicum College dispute the other finals berth.
De La Salle Zobel will seek a sixth straight midgets championship against St. Paul College Pasig.
In the volleyball tournament held at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, 46th season junior champion Miriam tallied a sixth straight victory, beating St. Scholastica in the quarterfinals, 25-21, 25-22, 25-20, to set up a semifinal clash against CKSC. DLSZ and San Beda also arranged a semifinal battle.
CEU took the No. 2 spot in the seniors level behind SBCA after a 25-19, 25-13, 25-12 triumph over UA&P.
Defending midgets champion St. Paul kept its title-retention bid alive with a 26-24, 25-20 win over DLSZ, which holds a twice-to-beat incentive after a seven-game of the elimination phase. St. Scholastica snared the first finals slot over San Beda, 25-19, 25-10.
PWU, meanwhile, blanked Miriam, 2-0, for its fourth victory in senior futsal at the UA&P gym. It also tallied one draw to grab the No. 1 spot in the Final Four.
Games resume November 12 after the semestral break.