CEU Scorpions, TIP Engineers dispute solo lead in UCB League
Congolese import Rod Ebondo is expected to deliver big anew for CEU. Dante Peralta

CENTRO Escolar University and Technological Institute of the Philippines dispute the solo lead on Monday in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League at the Olivarez Sports Center in Parañaque.

CEU and TIP, both with 2-0 win-loss marks, clash at 12 p.m.

The Scorpions are coming off an 88-60 rout of University of Batangas, while the Engineers look to score a follow-up to a 103-83 whipping of Bulacan State University (BSU).

CEU’s 28-point win over UB is so far the biggest winning margin in the tournament.

Winless Colegio De San Lorenzo battles the BSU Gold Gears at 2 p.m.

CEU will again lean on Congolese import Rod Ebondo and Samboy De Leon.

The 6-foot-6 Ebondo will battle TIP’s 6-foot-10 Christopher Okoronkowon and 6-foot-4 Ikee Akpuru, both from Nigeria.

TIP coach Potit de Vera can also count on Jorey Napoles and John Enriquez, who scored 15 points apiece in the win over BSU (1-1).

BSU will once again rely on Dominick Fajardo who scored a tournament-high 40 points in their game against TIP in the tournament sponsored by Euro-Med and Lamoiyan Corp.


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