Games Monday (Olivarez gym, Parañaque): 12 noon – CEU vs LPU-B; 2 p.m. – NCBA vs PCU-D; 4 p.m. – UB vs Diliman
CENTRO Escolar University rolled to a convincing 82-57 win over Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas while Olivarez College closed out its first-round campaign in the PG Flex Linoleum-Universities and Colleges Basketball League with a bang at the Olivarez College gym in Parañaque City.
The CEU Scorpions used a fiery start to notch their fourth win in six-games – thanks to another double-double performance of the 6-foot-7 center Maodo Diouf.
Like in the team’s 85-68 win over the Technological Institute of the Philippines Engineers last Monday, Diouf was equally dominant on both ends, scoring a game-high 25 points on a near-perfect 10-of-11 shooting from field.
In a little over 23 minutes of action, Diouf also posted14 boards, three steals and two blocks as he used his height advantage to dominate the shaded lane.
He was ably supported by Angel Paul Escalona who added 14 points, five assists and four steals, while Van Cleef Tagal chipped in 13 points and five boards.
In all, the Scorpions outrebounded the Dolphins, 53-49, and had more assists, 26-18.
Meantime, the Olivarez Sea Lions used a big second quarter performance to beat the Engineers, 81-72, to finish the round with a 5-2 mark.