Diliman slips past St. Francis

Adama Diakhite scored 30 points as the defending champion Diliman College Blue Dragons outlasted the St. Francis of Assissi Doves, 76-71, in the senior division of the 24th Fr. Martin Cup Summer Basketball Tournament.

Diakhite’s layup highlighted a telling 8-2 run in the last 1:37, leading the Blue Dragons to their second straight win at the St. Placid gymnasium inside the San Beda-Mendiola campus in Manila.

In women’s action, the Enderun College Lady Titans drew 15 points from Mary Grace Callang and upended the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons, 67-36, for their third straight win in as many games.

National University, led by Samantha Harada and three others with 11 points, prevailed over University of Santo Tomas, 79-51.

Earlier, Kean Baclaan unloaded 21 points for the defending champion San Sebastian Staglets in their 83-70 beating of First City Providential College of Bulacan, 83-70, in the junior division.

In other matches, Paco Catholic Foundation downed San Beda-Rizal B, 67-55, while St. Patrick School won over San Beda-Manila, 97-71.

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