|Rod Ebondo dropped 33 points on Zark's-Lyceum. PBA Media Bureau|
By Dugout Philippines
MARIKINA--Rod Ebondo tallied a game-high 33 points and Centro Escolar University outplayed Zark's Burger-Lyceum in the closing minutes for a 91-85 victory in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup on Tuesday at Marikina Sports Center.
The Congolese made it a double-double performance by hauling down 20 rebounds as the Scorpions remain undefeated in three games.
"We're so happy dahil nanalo kami against LPU," said coach Yong Garcia. "I'm very thankful to the players. Tinrabaho talaga nila yung panalo."
Art Aquino chipped in 18 markers and his layup with 1:21 remaining put the CEU ahead to stay, 86-84.
Orlan Wamar finished with nine points and his three-point play with 25 seconds left practically sealed the win. He also had five rebounds, and three assists.
CJ Perez scored 17 points and his 3-pointer with 3:04 left tied the count at 84-all.
It turned out to be last stand for the Jawbreakers as the Scorpions went on a 7-1 run in the final 1:21 to snap Zark's Burger-Lyceum
CEU 91 -- Ebondo 33, Aquino 18, Wamar 9, Arim 6, Cruz 6, Fuentes 6, Caballero 4, Guinitaran 3, Manlangit 2, Opiso 2, Veron 2, Saber 0.
ZARK'S BURGER-LYCEUM 85 -- Perez 17, Jc. Marcelino 15, Jv. Marcelino 10, Serrano 10, Yong 9, Liwag 6, Caduyac 5, Ibañez 5, Tansingco 4, Nzeusseu 2, Santos 2, Baltazar 0, Pretta 0.
Quarters: 26-26, 50-44, 69-69, 91-85
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