(Olivarez Sports Center)
12 noon – CEU vs UB
2 p.m. – Diliman vs Olivarez
Multi-titled Centro Escolar University and Diliman College shoot for their second straight wins when they clash against separate rivals today in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) at the Olivarez Sports Center in Parañaque City.
The CEU Scorpions clash with the University of Batangas Brahmans at 12 noon while the Diliman College Blue Dragons take on the Olivarez College Sea Lions at 2p.m.
Both CEU and Diliman College are hoping to secure a piece of the lead with Technological Institute of the Philippines which romped to its second straight win following a 103-83 drubbing of Bulacan State University.
Though center 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, who posted 11 points each.
The 6-foot-6 Ebondo and De Leon, the same guys that helped CaféFrance win a PBA Developmental League title last year, scored only 9 points each.
Owned by former Sen. Nikki Coseteng and mentored by ex-PH team player Renzy Bajar, the Diliman Blue Dragons beat the Brahmans, 72-65.
Out to lead the Blue Dragons are Romyl Jornacion, Jam Tay, Joseph Brutas and Johnel Bauzon who are like 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 another significant numbers from Pruvil Bermudez and Lordy Geronimo, who tallied 16 points.