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Olivarez rocks CEU

Olivarez College got a big boost before its semis showdown with Technological Institute of the Philippines by downing erstwhile unbeaten Centro Escolar University, 65-63, in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) yesterday at the Olivarez Sports Center in Parañaque City.

More than getting a much-need motivation for its Thursday clash with TIP, Olivarez likewise shattered CEU’s myth of invincibility as the Scorpions suffered their first defeat in 12 games.

Another good news for Olivarez supporters was that also-ran Diliman College completed a day of reversals with a 73-61 dismantling of the Engineers in the second game.

Richmond Sunga and Jayboy Solis combined for 23 points as the Sea Lions avenged their 76-61 loss to the Scorpions in the first round.

Olivarez finished the elims tied with TIP at 8-4 for second to third places.

Despite the loss, CEU still owns the No. 1 seed and the twice-to-beat edge going to their Final Four duel with Colegio de San Lorenzo.

Scores:
OLIVAREZ 65 – Sunga 12, Solis 11, Sing 8, Saguitguit 8, Bermudez 7, Navarro 5, Belaso 4, Geronimo 4, Uduba 4, Rabe 2, Almejada 0, Diaz 0, Francis 0, Sala 0, Rabusa 0.

CEU 63 – Ebondo 10, Fuentes 9, Wamar 9, Veron 8, Saber 7, Aquino 6, Arim 6, Manlangit 5, Guinitaran 2, Casino 1, Opiso 0, De Leon 0, Quiminales 0, Umeanozie 0.

Quarters: 12-12; 26-26; 43-44; 65-63.

Second Game
DILIMAN 73 – Brutas 22, Cecilio 15, Jornacion 11, Bauzon 8, Torrado 6, Mondala 4, Co 3, Angeles 3, Tay 1.

TIP 61 – Santos 9, Rosopa 8, Pinas 7, Lara 7, Enriquez 7, Magtinas 7, Okoronkwo 7, Napoles 7, Akpuru 2.

Quarters: 17-21; 36-37; 62-48; 73-61.

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