Diliman College boosted its bid for a twice-to-beat advantage in the semis with a 107-69 drubbing of Philippine Christian University (PCU)-Dasmariñas yesterday in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) Season 3 at the Olivarez College in Parañaque City.
The Blue Dragons threw the Dolphins out of their comfort zone early with their pressure defense and blistering outside shooting.
Robby Darang typified Diliman’s remarkable showing with 22 points spiked by two triples and 10 assists.
The wily Darang also had seven rebounds as Diliman extended its winning run to seven games for an overall record of 9-1.
Aside from retaking the solo lead, the win was a big boost for the Blue Dragons who will dispute the No. 1 seed with Centro Escolar University on Nov. 22.
The CEU Scorpions hold an 8-1 mark.
In all, the Blue Dragons finished with 13 triples – three each from Jaen Salazar (who finished with 17 points) and John Enriquez (who added 15 points) and two more from John Mahari.
After taking a 24-15 lead at the end of the first quarter, it was all Blue Dragons show as they roared to a 53-32 lead at halftime.