CEU gains Final 4 playoff in UCBL

MANILA, Philippines — C entro Escolar University assured itself of a Final Four playoff berth even as Diliman moved to solo second in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) Season 3 Monday at the Olivarez College in Parañaque.

Senegal’s Maodo Diouf produced an impressive all-around game as the Scorpions romped to a 102-63 win over the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas Pirates.

Robbi Darang scored a go-ahead lay-up in the final 15.4 seconds and Mikhael Salazar had a huge block on Paolo Castro’s triple late in the game to help the Blue Dragons score a nail-biting 85-84 win over the Olivarez College Sea Lions.