TOP favorite Diliman College made it two wins a row by blasting Diliman College Blue Dragons beat University of Batangas, 75-60, in the UCBL Season 2 basketball tournament at the Olivarez gym in Paranaque.
Joseph Brutas and Jericho Mondalla energized the Blue Dragons with their game-long brilliance.
Brutas finished with 22 points while Mondala added a double-double performance with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Diliman, which debuted with a close 67-65 ein over Technological University of the Philippines over the weekend.
Diliman’s “Tower of Power”, Alex Diakhite, had a modest nine-point, nine-rebound showing for the Quezon City-based team.
The hard-working 6-9 Daikhire had 33 points and 16 rebounds in Diliman’s win over TIP.
Actually, the Dragons held the Brahmans without a basket in the final six minutes to win pulling away.
With the win, Dikiman College earned a share of the lead with MBL Open champion Colegio de San Lorenzo with identical 2-0 win-loss records.
“I give credit to my players for their hard work and determination to win. I praise God for this win and bring back the glory to him,” said Diliman coach Rensy Bajar.
Bajar thanked Diliman College president Nikki Coseteng and team manager Jerome Ngo of Gerrys Grill for their continued support to the team.
UB suffered its second straight setback.
Diliman College (75) -- Brutas 19, Mondala 12, Gerero 10, Diakhite 9, Bauzon 7, Chavenia 6, Darang 4, Ligon 4, Corpuz 2, Mbiya 2, Handag 0.
UB (60) -- Caspe 22, Espiritu 11, Gotam 10, Yemeli 9, Alade 4, Clarion 2, Heidelburg 2, Castro 0, Tabol 0, Gabriel 0, Villegas 0.
Quarterscores: 20-17, 40-31, 53-48, 75-60.