August 08, 2019

CEU wins by 61 points over Nailtalk-Savio

CENTRO Escolar University waylaid Nailtalk-Savio, 107-46, to assume the leadership in Group A in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

The Scorpions broke away from their opponent early. They erupted for 32 points in the opening frame while holding the Unicorns to two points -- an all-time low in a quarter in the developmental league's history.

The previous low was recorded by Gamboa Coffee, which scored only three points in the third quarter of its 107-60 defeat to Racal in July 10 of the 2017 Foundation Cup.

"I was worried that my players might take this game for granted dahil blowout yung first game ni Nailtalk. But they came to play and did not take it for granted," said coach Derrick Pumaren.

Rich Guinitaran paced the Scorpions with 19 points and six rebounds.

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Senegalese big man Malick Diouf had another double with 11 points and 11 rebounds while Bling Murillo added 13 points for CEU, which won its second straight blowout game

CEU shot 50-percent from the field and dominated the rebounds, 53-40.

The Scorpions' suffocating defense forced the opposition to commit 35 turnovers which netted them 45 points and also held the Unicorns to just 26-percent clip.

Normel Delos Reyes scored 13 points for Nailtalk which fell to 0-2.

The Scores:

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CEU 107 -- Guinitaran 19, Murillo 13, Diouf 11, De Ocampo 11, Diaz 10, Abastillas 9, Sunga 8, Tuadles 7, Escalona 7, Santos 6, Tagal 4, Bernabe 2.

NAILTALK-SAVIO 46 -- Delos Reyes 13, Boac 6, Rublico 6, Mienlam 6, R. De Leon 5, Colomot 5, Ibarra 3, Diaz 2, Arellano 0, J. De Leon 0, Ledama 0.

Quarters: 32-2, 59-16, 72-36, 107-46.