DILIMAN College boosted its bid for a twice-to-beat advantage in the semis with a 107-69 drubbing of also-ran Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas on Thursday in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League at the Olivarez College in Parañaque City.
Robby Darang had a double-double of 22 points and 10 assists, while also pulling down seven rebounds as Diliman extended its winning run to seven games for a 9-1 record.
Olivarez College survived Lyceum of the Philippines-Batangas, 78-76, to clinch the third semis berth in the seven-team tournament.
Dale had of 17 points and 11 boards while Elie Yani also had a double-double of 14 and 20 as the Sea Lions improved to 8-2.
The Blue Dragons dispute the No. 1 seed with Centro Escolar University on Nov. 22. The CEU Scorpions hold an 8-1 mark.
Diliman hit 13 triples – three each from Jaen Salazar, who finished with 17 points, and John Enriquez, who delivered 15 points. John Mahari hit two three-pointers.
After taking a 24-15 lead at the end of the first quarter, it was all Blue Dragons show as they roared to a 53-32 lead at halftime in the tournament backed by CaféFrance, Yakult, Gerry’s Grill, Hapee Toothpaste, MaxSell Power Tool and Tough Mama Home and Kitchen Appliances, Tanduay Athletics and Toyota Motor Philippines.