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UST claims general UAAP championship double

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--UST is officially named the UAAP general champion in both the seniors and juniors division.

The Growling Tigers beat the De La Salle Green Archers by just three points to get the general seniors crown following the Tigresses' deep softball playoff run.

UST finished third in the said competition, while La Salle, which was leading by just one point in the general championship race prior to the softball results, slipped to fifth place after losing to NU in the battle for fourth.

The Tigresses earned ten points for the finish, while the Lady Batters got six points. The four-point difference was enough for the Tigresses to clinch the general title for their school.

UST scored a total of 283 points, while La Salle had 280.

UP, which finished second in the softball games, is in third with 236 points, while Ateneo, which won both the seniors' volleyball championships this year, is fourth with 216.

FEU, which earned runners-up finishes in the college basketball wars and won all the football championships at stake, is in fifth with 197 points.

NU, whose breakthrough championships in the men's and women's basketball competitions highlighted its season, took the sixth spot with 187 points.

Host school UE, which won both the fencing plums this season, placed seventh with 133 points, while Adamson, which ended its season with its fifth consecutive softball title, placed eighth with 103 points.

In the high school games, UST finished with 131 championship points, only ahead of UE by four points for the general pennant.

The Tiger Cubs prevailed over the Junior Warriors despite winning only one title, the girls' swimming championship as the latter, which had six championships this season, failed to finish at the podium in the other sports they participated.

Ateneo, which is set to admit female high school students in 2016, finished third with 113 points.

On the other hand, despite not winning a single title, a string of third place finishes pushed La Salle-Zobel to fourth place with 84 points.

NU, which won two juniors' titles, finished fifth with 62 points, while FEU-Diliman finished sixth with 51.

UPIS and Adamson, the only other teams without a juniors championship, finished seventh and eighth respectively.