Gelo Sablan takes charge as undermanned CdSL Griffins down Bulacan State U in UCBL

COLEGIO de San Lorenzo overcame the absence of its dominant frontcourt duo as it turned back slumping Bulacan State University, 96-85, on Monday in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League Season 2 at the Olivarez College gym in Parañaque City.

Gelo Sablan had an all-around showing of 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds while John Rojas had a double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds as the Griffins proved they have enough firepower despite missing the services of Benin native Soulemane Chabi Yo (sprained left foot) and top center Jon Gabriel (fever).

The wire-to-wire victory enabled CdSL to bounce back from an 82-76 loss to defending champion Centro Escolar University last week and wrap up its first-round campaign with a 6-1 mark.

Pato Mendoza fired 21 points while Kenneth Cristobal added 17 points for the Gold Gears, who pulled within one early in the final canto, only to run out of stream in the face of the Griffins’ steady finish.

BulSU absorbed its fifth loss in six games, slipping into a tie with Lyceum-Batangas and University of Batangas at the cellar.

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