CENTRO Escolar University won its third straight National Athletic Association for Schools, Colleges, and Universities title after beating St. Clare College, 71-62, to sweep the best-of-three championship series on Saturday at the Rizal Technological University gym.
Samboy de Leon came up with 20 points, scoring the Scorpions’ first 12 in the third quarter for a 42-30 lead en route to a 10-game sweep of the tournament.
Aaron Jeruta had 15 points for the Scorpions, whose core players were part of the Café France squad that won the PBA D-League Foundation Cup title during the summer.
CEU is the only other team in Naascu to win multiple titles since University of Manila won five straight from 2001 to 2005.
CEU also won the women’s crown with a win over RTU, 53-37, sweeping the best-of-three series.