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    Malick Diouf has 20-20 game as CEU routs iWalk to gain D-League quarters

    Aug 22, 2019
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta

    CENTRO Escolar University ripped iWalk, 120-84, to clinch a playoff spot in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Thursday at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

    Senegalese big man Malick Diouf had 29 points, 21 rebounds, eight assists five blocks, and two steals.

    Rich Guinitaran added 21 points, six rebounds and three assists, Kyle Sunga made 17 points and nine dimes, while Eric Tuadles added 12 points as CEU notched its fourth win in as many games.

    "Ang objective namin is to win kasi iWalk is only 2-1. Pag naka-tie namin 'to baka mahirapan pa kami sa next round," said assistant coach Gabby Velasco, who called the shots as head coach Derrick Pumaren attended to personal matters.

    Tuadles and Joshua Abastillas led a 9-0 blitz as CEU grabbed a 42-24 edge with 7:34 left in the second period.

    The Scorpions led by 39 points, 116-77, after a Diouf lay-up with 2:36 left.

    CEU shot 50-percent from the field and made 36 assists as the Scorpions became the second team in the group to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals.

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    The Scorpions also controlled the boards, 62-46, and forced iWalk to 19 errors which it turned to 25 points.

    Bernie Bregondo had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Chargers.

    Wowie Escosio supplied 14 points and six rebounds, while Achie Iñigo and Janus Lozada each chipped in 11 markers for iWalk, which slipped to 2-2.

    The scores:

    CEU 120 - Diouf 29, Guinitaran 24, Sunga 17, Tuadles 12, Abastillas 9, Escalona 8, Bernabe 8, De Ocampo 5, Diaz 4, Tagal 4, Murillo 3.

    iWalk 84 - Bregondo 19, Escosio 14, Ac. Iñigo 11, Lozada 11, Koga 9, Cruz 8, Cañada 8, Belencion 4, Ax. Iñigo 2, Parker 0, Taguinod 0.

    Quarterscores: 33-22; 65-36; 93-67; 120-84.

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