CENTRO Escolar University rolled to its third straight victory, turning back AMA Online Education, 100-85, on Thursday in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Aaron Jeruta and Rod Ebondo made the biggest baskets down the stretch as the Scorpions fended off the Titans' rally from 20 points behind to just eight, 93-85.
Ivan Villanueva completed a three-point play for the Titans before Jeruta made a floater and Ebondo sank a triple.
Cameroonian import Ebondo had 27 points, 22 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three rejections.
JK Casino shot six three-pointers and wound up with 22 points for the Scorpions, who improved to 3-2.
"Medyo nakaka-adjust na pero marami pa ring lapses. Kailangan pa i-push especially sa practice," said CEU coach Yong Garcia.
Embons Bonleon had 30 points but his but turned the ball over four times in 37 minutes inside the court.
Renzo Subido scored 23 for the Titans, winless in five games.
CEU 100 - Ebondo 27, Casiño 22, Uri 14, Cruz 14, Arim 8, Manlangit 7, Jeruta 6, Wamar 2, Aquino 0, Saber 0.
AMA 85 - Bonleon 30, Subido 23, Salonga 10, Villanueva 7, Alas 5, Alupani 3, Flores 3, Paras 2, Celso 2, Macaranas 0, Jordan 0, Malones 0.
Quarterscores: 21-19; 51-37; 74-63; 100-85.