CEU escapes Batangas, advances to D-League semis

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet JK Casiño. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCentro Escolar University hacked out a tough 81–74 victory over Batangas to advance to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.JK Casiño topped the Scorpions with 18 points, none bigger than his insurance freebies with 14.3 ticks left to douse Batangas’ late rally, along with five rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games It was a huge confidence-boosting campaign for the Scorpions, who consider the semis berth as an overachievement following the huge offseason shift for the squad.“Nobody expected us to get in to the semis, but with our collective effort, we made it,” said the youthful coach, who took over from coach Egay Macaraya before the conference. “We just keep on reminding the players to treat every game like a championship, and hopefully, whatever experience we gained in the quarterfinals, we can bring it to the semis.”Celiz paced Batangas with 18 points, eight rebounds, and three assists, while De Joya unloaded 17 in the season-ending defeat.The Scores:CEU 81 – Casiño 18, Cruz 15, Ebondo 15, Jeruta 13, Aquino 8, Arim 5, Wamar 5, Manlangit 2, Guinitaran 0, Intic 0, Uri 0.ADVERTISEMENT Congolese big man Rod Ebondo added 15 markers, 19 boards, and two blocks, while Mark Cruz chimed in 15 points and nine rebounds in the win.“I’m so proud because they were so focused in the game. even though we had that tendency to relax, we were able to recover in the end,” said coach Yong Garcia, as CEU moves on to the next phase where top-seed Flying V awaits in a best-of-three series.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 Scorpions squandered a 14-point lead, 67-53, with 8:49 remaining as the Batangueños sliced the deficit down to three, 77-74 , thanks to a Cedrick Ablaza putback with 1:33 to play.Batangas had numerous chances to tie the game but failed to make the most of it as Robby Celiz muffed his trey in the final minute before Cedric de Joya got pickpocketed by Orlan Wamar to quash the uprising for CEU. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES 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 Games BATANGAS 74 – Celiz 18, De Joya 16, Ablaza 15, Bautista 7, Gabayni 7, Dela Peña 3, Isit 3, Saitanan 3, Laude 2, Anderson 0, Bulawan 0, Mendoza 0, Ragasa 0, Sorela 0.Quarters: 28-18, 43-34, 61-50, 81-74.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ No love lost between TNT, San Miguel Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img

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