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TIP, Olivarez cruise to 2-0


Blowouts marked the resumption of the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) Monday at Olivarez College.

The Metro Manila-based schools continued to lord it over the provincial squads as Technological Institute of the Philippines and Olivarez College zoomed to their second wins in as many starts.

TIP banked on strong performances from big men Papa Ndiaye and Bryan Santos to take care of Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas, 77-54.

The Engineers started slow and allowed the Pirates to take the first period, 16-11. Ndiaye then scored 11 of his 20 points in the second period to start their rally then combined with Santos in the third to finally turn the game in their favor entering the final period, 51-43.

Santos was not yet done as he unloaded seven more points in the final canto to finish with 17 points and six rebounds. Ndiaye completed his double-double with 14 rebounds.

In the main game, Paulo Castro and John Uduba powered Olivarez in trampling Philippine Christian University-Dasmarinas, 80-64.

Uduba struck heaviest with six points in the third period as the Sea Lions erected their biggest lead of the game, 61-37. The Dolphins never recovered as Castro and Uduba put the finishing touches on the masterful win.

Castro paced the Sea Lions with 18 points. Uduba added 14 while Yanie Elie and Dwight Saguiguit also managed 10 points each.

The Scores:

First Game

TIP (77) – Ndiaye 20, B Santos 17, Tan 12, Sena 12, Soriano 9, Versoza 5, Ramos 2, Palisoc 0, Jimenez 0, Navarro 0, Ramilo 0, Carurucan 0.

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LPU-B (54) – Saliente 18, Tagle 11, Castro 7, Clarion 5, Lapasaran 5, Mulunda 4, Alamo 3, Villegas 1, Axalan 0, Villanueva 0, Macias 0, Medina 0.

Quarterscores: 11-16, 28-32, 51-43, 77-54.

Second Game

OC (80) – Castro 18, Uduba 14, Saguiguit 10, Elie 10, Geronimo 9, Santos 8, de Leon 7, Lalata 2, Begaso 1, Almajeda 1, Siegue 0, Terania 0, Rocero 0, Completo 0.

PCU-D (64) – Remolacio 19, Mulamba 14, Diez 6, Austria 6, Piedad 5, Mangadan 4, Liza 4, Peralta 4, Daitol 2, Frias 0, Palomo 0, Crisostomo 0, Ordiz 0, Baccol 0.

Quarterscores: 20-14, 42-29, 63-46, 80-64.

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