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Olivarez, TIP eye 3rd UCBL wins

Games Today
(Olivarez Sports Center, Parañaque City)
12 noon- CDSL vs TIP
2 p.m. – Univ of Batangas vs Olivarez College

Olivarez College shoots for its third straight win when it collides with still winless University of Batangas in the 1st Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) at the Olivarez Sports Center in Parañaque City.

The Sea Lions are hoping to stay focused and hot despite the cancellation of their game with the Technological Institute of the Philippines Engineers last Thursday due to typhoon Lawin.

Prior to that postponement, the Sea Lions posted their second straight win by downing Diliman College, 72-64, to tie the TIP Engineers for second to third places with similar 2-1 records.

The TIP Engineers also target their third win when they collide with the Colegio de San Lorenzo at 12 noon.

The Centro Escolar University Scorpions remain as the only unbeaten squad in the tournament organized by UCAL and sponsored by Euro-Med and Lamoiyan Corp. with a 4-0 card.

Expected to carry load for the Sea Lions are Provil Bermudez and Vin Belasco – the same players who hit key baskets in their win over the Diliman Blue Dragons.

Bermudez is fast gaining recognition as one of the league’s top dependable shooters after firing 17 points the last time.

The Engineers, however, will have their hands full against the CDSL Griffins who are expected to use their 94-88 win over the Bulacan State University Gold Gears as their added motivation.

CDSL coach Boni Garcia will once again lean on Charles Callano and Joseph Gabriel  who combined for 41 points the last time.