Game Thursday (Olivarez College gym, Parañaque City): 12 noon – Olivarez College vs Diliman College
DILIMAN College hopes to produce a first in the PG Flex Linoleum-UCBL when it collides with host Olivarez College in the rubber match of their best-of-three title series on Thursday at the Olivarez College gym in Parañaque City.
Match is at 12 noon with the Diliman Blue Dragons determined to become the first back-to-back champions of the four-year old league.
“We have the chance to make history so we will try our very best to accomplish it today,” said Diliman mentor Rensy Bajar, who is one of the busiest coaches in the country today being an assistant to Pido Jarencio at NorthPort in the PBA and Bonnie Tan at Letran in the NCAA.
The Blue Dragons forced a knockout match with an 82-72 win on Monday thanks to the red-hot shooting of Robbi Darang and Johnnel Bauzon.
In his finest game so far, Darang erupted for 25 points spiked by five triples apart from dishing out six assists and three boards while the 6-foot-4 Bauzon and Abdoulaye Niang added 12 points each.
Olivarez coach Myk Saguiguit offered no excuses for the Game 2 defeat but vowed to unleash the full might of their vaunted arsenal to get even with the Blue Dragons.
Saguiguit is banking heavily on newly-crowned MVP Jayboy Solis and John Lester Maurillo and reinforcement Yani Elie for their offense but the team needs necessary adjustments defensively to slow down Darang.
The Sea Lions, who took the opener, 64-62, are looking for their first championship after two failed tries, including last season where they were dominated by the Blue Dragons.
They also played in the finals of the inaugural season but were also frustrated by the Centro Escolar University Scorpions.