The young NU squad stays perfect

The young squad from the National University is still unbeaten after 9 games in the Season 84 of UAAP women’s volleyball.

UAAP Season 84

NU extended the streak to a perfect 9-0 in women’s volleyball. The National University recovered from a slow start to overcome the Ateneo de Manila University in four sets.

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Laure took UST to the top two in women’s volleyball. Eya Laure scored 25 as the University of Santo Tomas avenged their first-round defeat to the University of the Philippines with a four-set victory.

La Salle, Adamson bounced back in women’s volleyball. De La Salle University swept free-falling Far Eastern University. DLSU took the solo third place with a 6-3 record while FEU dropped to 1-8. Adamson University dominated the winless University of the East with a three-set win,

UST delivered Ateneo’s first loss in men’s beach volleyball. Defending champion the University of Santo Tomas dominated Ateneo de Manila University with a two-set victory.

La Salle punched the first ticket to the men’s beach volleyball Final Four. De La Salle University dominated Adamson University in two sets to take the first seat to the Final Four of men’s beach volleyball.

Miscellaneous

Filipinas have been drawn into a tough group in AFF Women’s Championship. After winning the bronze medal in the Southeast Asian Games, the Philippine women’s football team was grouped with 4-time champion Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia in the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship. Defending champion Vietnam will be against Myanmar, Timor Leste, Cambodia, and Laos in Group B. The matches will be played in Biñan City and Imus City and will serve as key preparations for Filipinas for their historic debut in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Manila and Cebu’s journey ended in the quarterfinals of FIBA 3×3 WT Manila. Liman Huishan NE and Ub Huishan NE forged an all-Serbian title showdown in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters. In the quarterfinals, Cebu Chooks was dominated by Liman, 20-11, while third-placer Sansar MMC Energy edged out Manila Chooks with a 21-16 victory.

Parks will stay in Japan. Ray Parks Jr has signed a one-year extension with the B.League team Nagoya Diamond Dolphins. The decision to stay instead of testing free agency was a no-brainer choice for him and said, “This is a special, genuinely appreciative fanbase, and I learned a lot from coach Shawn Dennis, too.” In his debut season, he played 46 games and averaged 10.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists. The Diamond Dolphins finished the third-best record in the West District with a 34-15 win-loss record—but got swept by Kawasaki Brave Thunders in the quarterfinals.

Heading and Brickman will face in the T1 League finals. Jordan Heading of Taichung Wagor will face Jason Brickman of Kaohsiung in the inaugural T1 League best-of-five finals.

The Celtics survived the Heat’s gallant stand to face the Golden State Warriors in the Finals. After scoring a combined 27 points in Games 3, 4, and 5, Jimmy Butler scored a career playoff-high 47 points in Miami Heat’s much needed 111-103 victory against Boston Celtics in Game 6 to force a winner-take-all showdown in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Butler, who battled through a sore right knee, hit 16-of-29 shots, went 4 for 8 from downtown, made all 11 of his free throws, and added 9 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 steals. In Game 7, Boston weathered Miami’s comeback attempt, 100-96. Jayson Tatum, who was named as Eastern Conference Finals Most Valuable Player, tallied 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown scored 24 apiece. Butler followed up his huge Game 6 performance with 35 points and 9 rebounds.