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CEU wallops UST; JRU stuns NU

The Centro Escolar University Scorpions continued to lord it over the field in the 2018 SMART-Universities and Colleges Basketball League Summer Tournament by demolishing the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, 104-76, Wednesday at the Philippine Buddhacare Academy.

The Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers also grabbed a share of the limelight with their 85-78 shocking of the National University Bulldogs.

Orlan Wamar set the tone early with eight points in the first period as the Scorpions ran away, 23-14. Wamar turned over the scoring cudgels to Jan Dominic Formento who responded with 10 points in the second period alone and the rout was on by halftime, 51-28, as CEU coasted to its fifth win in six games.

Tyron Chan led CEU with 11 of his 17 points coming in the fourth period. Wamar and Formento finished with 12 points each while Gilles Oloume hit for 10 capped by a powerful dunk that put them at 100 points with still four minutes left in the game.

MJ de la Virgen was active on both ends of the floor as he starred in JRU’s 16-3 closing run wherein they overhauled their six-point deficit, 69-75.

De la Virgen hit a triple and Jonathan Jed Mendoza scored on a reverse layup in traffic to give the Heavy Bombers the lead for good, 76-75, and de la Virgen was not yet done as he followed it up with two steals for two unmolested drives with 41 ticks remaining, 80-75.

De la Virgen finished with 28 points on six triples to go with 10 assists and three steals. Mendoza added 14 points with eight coming in the fourth period on top of five rebounds and six assists.

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In the main game, the Diliman College Blue Dragons broke out of its two-game losing slump by flexing its muscles on tail-ender Olivarez College Sea Lions, 87-54.

MacArthur Enriquez fired five triples en route to 17 points while Adama Diakhite at John Arceta submitted similar stat lines of 16 points and seven rebounds each.

The Scores:

First Game

CEU (104) – Chan 17, Wamar 12, Formento 12, Oloume 10, Guinitaran 10, Rojas 8, Ke Caballero 8, Ko Caballero 7, Cruz 6, Lisbo 6, Uri 4, Umeanozie 4.

UST (76) – Concepcion 19, Paraiso 16, Pangilinan 10, Cosejo 7, Abando 6, Ayo 5, Agustin 5, Evangelista 5, Marcos 3, Monje 0.

Quartercores: 23-14, 51-28, 82-44, 104-76.

Second Game

JRU (85) – De la Virgen 28, Mendoza 14, Esguerra 8, Ramos 7, David 7, Estrella 6, Padua 6, Steinl 3, Silvarez 2, Mallari 2, de la Rosa 2.

NU (78) – Morido 24, Flores 13, Penano 12, Minerva 9, Sistoza 7, Malonzo 5, Salim 4, Atienza 4, Cauilan 0, Puray 0.

Quartercores: 16-21, 40-47, 61-64, 85-78.

Third Game

Diliman (87) – Enriquez 17, Arceta 16, Diakhite 16, Olea 8, Bauzon 7, Brutas 7, Mbiya 6, Vargas 5, Cecilio 5, Darang 0, J Corpuz 0, Tay 0, Salazar 0, Diaz 0.

Olivarez (54) – Castro 10, Sala 10, Saguiguit 9, Elie 9, Completo 5, Abaoag 4, Rocero 2, Aquiatan 2, Siegue 1, de Leon 1, Geronimo 1, Ignacio 0, Almajeda 0, Campos 0.

Quartercores: 32-21, 50-30, 71-41, 87-54.

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