Olivarez Sea Lions make it six UCBL wins in a row after close win over CEU

OLIVAREZ College rolled to its sixth straight win in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League Summer Invitational, edging Centro Escolar University, 69-67, at the Buddhacare gym in Quezon City.

Jayboy Solis posted 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, Pruvil Bermudez scored 16 and Archie Sunga added 11 points as the Sea Lions stayed unbeaten in the preseason tournament featuring UAAP, NCAA and UCBL teams.

Paul Galinato and Moh Ascano had 19 points each for the Scorpions, who dropped to 3-4.

Diliman College held National University to just one free throw in the opening quarter and scored a 67-57 win.

Jose Rizal University finally picked up its win, beating College of St. Benilde, 88-79,

Alex Diakhite led the Rensy Bajar-coached Diliman Blue Dragons with 28 points and 20 boards.

Diliman College’s win was its fourth in six games while handing NU its fourth in seven games in the tournament backed by Ever Bilena-Blackwater, Smart, Advanced Solution, Inc. and Manila Bulletin.

Five players scored in double figures for the Heavy Bombers with Leonardo Esguerra leading the way with 21 points – most of them in the second quarter where they outscored the Blazers 24-13, for a 40-29 halftime lead.

 

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