(Olivarez Sports Center)
12 noon – Olivarez vs CEU
2 p.m. – UB vs CDSL
Centro Escolar University goes for a sweep of the first round elims when it collides with dangerous Olivarez College side today in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) at the Olivarez Sports Center in Parañaque City.
Led by JK Casino and Congolese center Rodrigue Ebondo, the CEU Scorpions romped to their fifth straight win in the seven-team tournament with a 107-75 rout of the Bulacan State University last Thursday.
The Scorpions, however, will have their hands full against the Sea Lions when they clash 12 noon.
For one, the Sea Lions are on a roll, having won their last three games after dropping their opening game to the BSU Gold Gears, 96-91.
In their latest win, Casino produced 15 points and five assists while the 6-foot-6 Ebondo added 13 points and 12 boards.
While CEU Coach Yong Garcia has still Orlan Wamar and Samboy de Leon to count for the additional firepower, he’s not taking the Sea Lions for granted.
“You can’t assume to be the best in the tournament until it’s over. Besides, Olivarez College is also a strong team,” said Garcia.
Clashing at 2 p.m. are University of Batangas and Colegio De San Lorenzo with former going for its first win in six starts.