UE, Diliman Prep come up with contrasting wins
MANILA, Philippines – The University of the East Warriors and the DCTI Senators (Diliman Preparatory School) scored contrasting wins in the 11th Fr. Martin Division 2 Cup basketball tournament at the Arellano University gym in Manila over the weekend.
Mustapha Arafat canned in 13 points for the Warriors, who smothered the San Sebastian Stags, 98-52, as they joined the Senators in moving within striking distance of a semifinals slot.
The Warriors, who now have a 4-3 win-loss record in Group A, improved their chances after the Senators won over the Lyceum Philippines University Pirates, 76-75.
The Pirates now have a 6-1 win-loss record, and are still on track for the first semis berth in Group A.
Daniel Nudo’s layup with 12.5 seconds handed the Senators their third win in six games, and they could make it to the semis if they win their last two games.
In other matches, Joshua Alcober shot 16 points for the Trinity University of Stallions as they won over the College of St. Benilde Blazers, 88-71.
In the junior division, Dunray Geraldo made 25 points for the San Benildo Blazing Wolves, who outplayed Trinity, 92-82.
The Arellano University Braves got nine points from Owen Cunan in stopping La Salle-Zobel, 85-57.