Ebondo, Scorpions sting Baste-backed Revellers
Red Ebondo nearly had a triple-double as CEU stamped its class on San Sebastian-backed Che'Lu
Rod Ebondo continued to tear the house down for Centro Escolar University, steering his side to a second win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup with a 105-88 beatdown of Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian College-Recoletos on Tuesday at the Pasig Sports Center.
Without a match from the Revellers’ side, the Congolese big man had his way in the paint, pounding in 28 points, 23 rebounds, and eight blocks to preserve the Scorpions’ immaculate 2-0 slate.
What’s different this time out, though, was his supporting cast as CEU went 12-of-31 from beyond the arc to complicate things more for Che’Lu-San Sebastian.
Orlan Wamar pumped in five threes to finish with 18 markers, seven boards, three assists, and two steals, Rich Guinitaran also delivered four treys to win up with 14 points, and Judel Fuentes also got 14 behind his two triples for the Scorpions.
“Ebondo played his A-game,” remarked coach Yong Garcia, who expected nothing less from his 22-year-old slotman. “Pero ngayon, nakakuha siya ng support from our locals. We hope na magtuloy-tuloy pa ito.”
It was utter dominance on the side of CEU, seizing control of the game in the first half, 49-35, and never looking back.
The Revellers continued their up-and-down conference and fell to an even 2-2.
RK Ilagan paced Che’Lu-San Sebastian with 19 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals while Allyn Bulanadi chimed in 13 markers off the bench.
CEU 105 — Ebondo 28, Wamar 18, Fuentes 14, Guinitaran 14, Aquino 8, Arim 6, Manlangit 6, Cruz 5, Caballero 2, Intic 2, Saber 2.
CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 88 — Ilagan 19, Bulanadi 13, Faundo 12, Calisaan 11, De Leon 8, Batino 5, Capobres 5, Valdez 5, Jeruta 4,Baetiong 2, Costelo 2, David 2, Santos 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 25-20, 51-42, 79-67, 105-88.