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Undermanned CEU survives against Gamboa Coffee Mix

MANILA, Philippines – Centro Escolar University (CEU) moved closer towards securing a quarterfinals spot in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup after defeating Gamboa Coffee Mix, 100-96, on Monday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

The Scorpions were playing without Congolese big man Rod Ebondo, who is recovering from a bout with pneumonia. Nevertheless, the locals stepped up for CEU as they secured their fifth win in eight games.

Rich Guinitaran fires a triple for CEU. PBA Media Bureau
Rich Guinitaran led the way for CEU, knocking down six of his 10 attempts from beyond the arc for 24 points.

"Kinausap namin siya, at sinabi naming kailangan 'yung kumpyansa, sa kanya dapat mag-start," CEU coach Yong Garcia said of the sweet-shooting forward.

Orlan Wamar contributed 16 points on 4-of-7 shooting from three, on top of 11 assists and five rebounds. Art Aquino had 18 points, four boards, and three assists, while JK Casiño had 14 points, three rebounds, and two dimes.

The Scorpions got off to a slow start, trailing 17-30 after the first quarter before exploding for 38 points in the third quarter to seize an 83-66 edge heading into the final quarter.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/17/17/pba-d-league-undermanned-ceu-survives-against-gamboa-coffee-mix

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