SAMBOY De Leon had 22 points, Mon Abundo scored 19, and Centro Escolar University salvaged third place with a 73-58 win over Southwestern University on Sunday in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at The Arena in San Juan.
Rodrigue Ebondo had eight points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks for the Scorpions, who went undefeated before losing to San Beda in the semifinal round in their maiden campaign in the preseason tournament.
“Medyo maganda naman ’yung season namin,” said CEU coach Egay Macaraya. “We proved that we can compete in any level. CEU is very happy with the result.”
The Scorpions now gear up for the National Athletic Association for Students, Colleges, and Universities set to open in the last week of June.
Landry Sanjo had a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds, while Adam Mohammed had 16 points for the Cobras.
CEU (73) – De Leon 22, Abundo 19, Ebondo 8, Jeruta 7, Sedurifa 6, Batino 6, Opiso 3, Casino 2, Mutombo 0, Amil 0, Banua 0.
SWU (58) – Sanjo 17, Mohammed 16, Tallo 11, Goloran 6, Pardo 3, Bregondo 2, Luz 2, Parker 1, Aboude 0, Racho 0.
Quarterscores: 16-18; 28-33; 54-44; 73-58.