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    CEU Scorpions stretch unbeaten start to five games, keep Trinity winless in D-League

    Apr 8, 2019
    Maodo Malick Diouf and three other Scorpions score in double figures.
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta

    CENTRO Escolar University stretched its winning streak to five as it hardly broke a sweat against CD14 Designs-Trinity University of Asia, 93-69, in the 2019 PBA D-League on Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

    Senegalese center Maodo Malick Diouf once again led the way for the Scorpions with his 27 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks.

    CEU took a 31-15 lead and never looked back as it tightened its hold on the top spot in the Foundation Group.

    The Scorpions took a 28-point lead, 45-17, after a Jan Formento triple midway through the second period. He scored 17 points off the bench on a 6-of-8 clip from the field.

    Judel Fuentes and Pierce Chan both had 13 points for CEU, which grabbed a 30-point lead, 90-60, with six minutes left to play.

    "I was worried about my team because (CD14 Designs-Trinity was) winless and my team might just take them for granted. That’s what I’ve been harping on them, they’re 0-4 and if they’re gonna get their first win, they have to get it on the other teams," said coach Derrick Pumaren.

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    John Tayongtong and Gab Reyes led the White Stallions with 11 points each.

    CD14 Designs-Trinity dropped to 0-5 to stay at the cellar of the group.

    The scores:

    CEU 93 - Diouf 27, Formento 17, Fuentes 13, Chan 13, Lisbo 7, David 6, Ke. Caballero 5, Uri 3, Diaz 2, Intic 0, Abastillas 0.

    Trinity University 69 - Tayongtong 11, Reyes 11, Canete 9, Balucanag 8, Montero 6, Albarico 5, Dela Cruz 4, Juanico 4, Medina 3, Vitug 2, Juico 2, Ingel 2, Mabayo 2, Chua 0, Nidoy 0.

    Quarterscores: 31-15; 56-35; 81-55; 93-69.

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    Maodo Malick Diouf and three other Scorpions score in double figures.
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta
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