MANILA, Philippines — Mikka Cacho led the balanced attack of National University to dominate University of Santo Tomas, 87-64, and secure a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 85 women’s basketball tournament on Saturday at UST Quadricentennial Pavilion.
Cacho posted 23 points and 13 rebounds, keeping the Lady Bulldogs unbeaten in 12 games — two wins away from another outright trip to the Finals — and earning their 108th straight victory.
“When (Cacho) came in, she gave the spark for our team to really bounce back in the game,” said NU coach Aris Dimaunahan. “She was huge dun pa lang sa unang pasok niya. She had the energy. She had the will, Mikka Cacho, being the captain of this team. She led us towards that comeback.”
Angel Surada also shone with 14 points, 12 boards, three steals, and two assists. Camille Clarin chipped in 12…