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CEU ends Flying V's perfect season, forces do-or-die game

MANILA, Philippines – Centro Escolar University (CEU) kept is season alive on Tuesday, and in the process, dashed Flying V's hopes for a perfect campaign.

Playing with their backs against the wall, the Scorpions handed the Thunder their first loss of the tournament, 93-72, to force a winner-take-all showdown for the last finals berth in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.

Rod Ebondo (center) powered CEU past Flying V. PBA Media Bureau
With their defense in sync, the Scorpions silenced the Thunder in the final five minutes and 15 seconds of the opening quarter, turning a slim 12-14 deficit into a commanding 31-14 lead at the end of the opening frame.

They kept their foot on the gas throughout the second period and took a 23-point lead, 58-35, at the half.

Rod Ebondo was again a force to be reckoned with, tallying 18 points, 26 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks. Art Aquino went a perfect 7-of-7 from the field for 18 points and seven boards, while Christian Uri had 15 points and four rebounds in the win.

Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/15/17/pba-d-league-ceu-ends-flying-vs-perfect-season-forces-do-or-die-game

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