Quick work

CENTRO Escolar University made quick work of CD14 Designs-Trinity University of Asia, 93-69, for its fifth straight win in the PBA D-League yesterday at the JCSGO Gym.

The Scorpions grabbed an early 31-15 first quarter advantage and padded that to 28, 45-17, midway through the second period as they kept their grip of the Foundation Group lead.

Senegalese Maodo Diouf came through with another dominant performance of 27 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks.

But it wasn’t all about Diouf as the locals also had their share in the one-sided victory that sent the White Stallions reeling to their fifth consecutive defeat.

Jan Formento came off the bench to score 17 points from a 6-of-8 field goal shooting, while Judel Fuentes and Pierce Chan each contributed 13 markers for CEU.

“I was worried about my team because (CD14 Designs-Trinity was) winless and my team might just take them for granted,” said Scorpions coach Derrick Pumaren.

“That’s what I’ve been harping on them, they’re 0-4 and if they’re gonna get their first win, they have to get it on the other teams,” he added.

John Tayongtong and Gab Reyes paced the White Stallions with 11 points apiece.

In a duel of winless Aspirants’ Group teams, Michole Sorela dropped 22 points as McDavid entered the win column with a 73-68 conquest of FamilyMart-Enderun. 

The scores:

First Game

CEU (93) — Diouf 27, Formento 17, Fuentes 13, Chan 13, Lisbo 7, David 6, Ke. Caballero 5, Uri 3, Diaz 2, Intic 0, Abastillas 0.

CD14 Designs-TUA (69) — Tayongtong 11, Reyes 11, Cañete 9, Balucanag 8, Montero 6, Albarico 5, Dela Cruz 4, Juanico 4, Medina 3, Vitug 2, Juico 2, Ingel 2, Mabayo 2, Chua 0, Nidoy 0.

Quarterscores: 31-15, 56-35, 81-55, 93-69

Second Game

McDavid (73) — Sorela 22, Lozada 14, Diputado 12, Gaco 10, Cañada 8, Arboleda 5, Colina 2, Melano 0, Caranguian 0, Monte 0.

FamilyMart-Enderun (68) — Chauca 17, Gotladera 16, Vidal 8, Gatdula 5, Presbitero 5, Nunez 4, Dungan 4, Dela Cruz 3, Tancioco 2, Sacundo 2, Mariano 2.