MANILA -- Skipper Stephanie Mercado punched in 16 points, two blocks and two ace services to spearhead De La Salle University’s parade for 12 straight wins in the 72nd UAAP women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at the Arena in San Juan City.

Quarter scores are 25-15, 19-25, 25-15, 25-13 in favor of the Taft based spikers as they overwhelmed the hapless National University to a parallel 12th straight loss.

In the men's division, defending champions University of Santo Tomas posted the season's shortest win as the Tigers blasted NU in only 48 minutes, 25-16, 25-12, 25-16.

John Paul Torres tallied 13 points, while Jayson Ramos and Harby Ilano had 11 and 10 points, respectively, as the Tigers strengthened their grip of the top spot going into the semifinals with 11-2 (win-loss) record. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)