Strong final surge carries CEU to D-League quarters

first_imgRod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University used a strong finishing kick to down Racal Motors, 88-77, and advance to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With Racal closing in, 70-68 with seven minutes to play, the Scorpions staged a killer 18-4 blast powered by Rod Ebondo, JK Casiño, and Orlan Wamar to pull away and take the decisive 88-72 lead with 1:29 remaining to book their sixth win and clinch a spot in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m very thankful for my players that they followed our game plan. I just told them to take this as their chance to experience the pressure of being in the playoffs,” said coach Yong Garcia.CEU can still rise up to as high as the fourth-seed and enjoy a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals if Batangas loses to league leading Flying V, which is still being played as of posting time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Congolese Ebondo poured 22 points and 19 rebounds, Wamar added 12 markers, five of which coming in the payoff period, while Casiño got 11 points and two boards.Art Aquino also chimed in 12 markers and three rebounds to close the Scorpions’ elimination campaign with a 6-4 record. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nambatac shines late as Letran topples Arellano FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Rian Ayonayon wrapped up the disappointing campaign for Racal (3-7) with 12 points and six rebounds, while Allan Mangahas got 10 markers and three assists in the loss.The Scores:CEU 88 – Ebondo 22, Aquino 12, Wamar 12, Casiño 11, Guinitaran 9, Jeruta 8, Uri 6, Cruz 4, Arim 2, Manlangit 2, Baconcon 0, Intic 0.RACAL MOTORS 77 – Ayonayon 12, Mangahas 10, Apreku 9, Cabrera 9, Cortes 9, Ortuoste 8, Pontejos 6, Tallo 5, Capacio 4, Lozada 3, Faundo 2, Gomez 0, Grimaldo 0.Quarters: 21-23, 41-44, 63-58, 88-77.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View commentslast_img

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