CENTRO Escolar University and Diliman College shoot for their second straight wins when they battle separate rivals on Saturday in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League at the Olivarez Sports Center in Parañaque City.
The CEU Scorpions clash with the University of Batangas Brahmans at 12 p.m. before the Diliman College Blue Dragons take on the Olivarez College Sea Lions at 2 p.m.
CEU and Diliman College looking to gain a share of the lead with Technological Institute of the Philippines.
Though import Rod Ebondo and Samboy De Leon played sparingly the last time, the Scorpions still won pulling away over Colegio De Sa Lorenzo, 89-71, thanks to the efforts of Oliver Arim and Orland Wamar.
The 6-foot-6 Ebondo and De Leon, who helped CaféFrance win a PBA Developmental League title last year, scored only nine points each.
The Blue Dragons earlier beat the Brahmans, 72-65.
Leading the Blue Dragons are Romyl Jornacion, Jam Tay, Joseph Brutas and Johnel Bauzon who are expected to face stiff resistance from the Sea Lions, who bounced back from a shock defeat to Bulacan State with a 95-77 drubbing of CDSL Griffins last Thursday.
Olivarez coach Michael Saguiguit is hoping to get significant numbers from Pruvil Bermudez and Lordy Geronimo, who tallied 16 points the last time.