by Jonas Terrado
Games Today (JCSGO Gym, Cubao)
11 a.m. – Valencia City Bukidnon-SSCR vs Wangs Basketball
1 p.m. – St. Clare College Virtual Reality vs Cignal-Ateneo
Centro Escolar University stretched its unbeaten run to five games after rolling past CD14 Designs-Trinity, 93-69, in the PBA D-League at the JCSGO Gym yesterday in Cubao.
Senegalese center Maodo Malick Diouf had 27 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks while Jan Formento scored 12 of his 17 points in the second quarter to help the Scorpions tighten their grip on top spot in the Foundation Cup.
Tyron Chan and Judel Fuentes added 13 points apiece for CEU, which showed little signs of rust after a three-week layoff.
Coach Derrick Pumaren lauded his boys for playing with resolve against a Trinity side that dropped to a 0-5 slate.
In the other game, McDavid held off FamilyMart-Enderun, 73-68, to pick up its first win after a 0-4 start.
Michoele Sorela scored 22 points while Janus Lozada added 14 as McDavid nearly squandered a 19-point lead to end.
Meanwhile, Aspirants Group leader St. Clare College-Virtual Reality faces its first acid test against Cignal-Ateneo today at the same venue.
The Saints look to extend their perfect slate to five games against the Blue Eagles, who holds a 4-1 record, in the 1 p.m. match.
In the first game set at 11 a.m., City of Valencia-San Sebastian and Wangs Basketball, both carrying identical 3-1 slates, seek to tie Metropac-San Beda for second in the Aspirants Group.