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CEU guns for top seed

Games Today
(Olivarez Sports Center)
12 noon – TIP vs CEU
2 p.m. – CDSL vs BulSU

Centro Escolar University targets the No. 1 seed today when it goes for a repeat over Technological Institute of the Philippines even as Colegio De San Lorenzo tries to firm up its semis bid in the Universities and College Basketball League at the Olivarez Sports Center in Parañaque City.

With a 9-0 record, the CEU Scorpions can clinch the top seed in the seven-team tournament if they beat the TIP Engineers for the second straight time at 12 noon.

The Scorpions handily beat the Engineers, 81-65, thanks to a 20-point, 20-rebound performance of Congolese import Rod Ebondo.

Ebondo, however, was benched in the team’s 81-54 drubbing of Diliman College last Monday.

But even without Ebondo, coach Yong Garcia has enough ammunitions in the form of Karlo Casino, Joseph Manlangit and Samboy de Leon.

Casino was on target the last time, finishing with 24 points highlighted by five triples while Manlangit added 14.

The Engineers are sporting a 6-2 mark, but need to win one of their four remaining games to clinch a semis berth.

Also worth watching is the 2 p.m. showdown between CDSL and Bulacan State University – two teams in the running for semis berths.

The CDSL Griffins (4-5), BSU Golden Gears (3-5) and Diliman College Blue Dragons (2-6) need to win their remaining games to shore up their semis bids.