PCL: DLSU, Blackwater Perlas Pilipinas cruise to huge blowout wins
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Collegiate League moves on with one regular season matchup and one exhibition match at the Rizal Technological University Gymnasium this Friday, July 01, 2016.
Game 1: DLSU vs CEU
Fresh off a 37-point whooping of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, the undefeated De La Salle University put on another show as they blew out fellow undefeated team Centro Escolar University, 94-59.
The Lady Archers employed what brought them success over the past two-games - crisp ball-movement leading to wide-open shots. CEU failed to answer on the defensive end as the lead steadily ballooned in favor of DLSU.
CEU’s Danice Llosala and Jenina Solis suffered sprains just minutes apart in the closing moments of the game and had to be carried off the court.
Game 2: Blackwater vs RTU-B
Blackwater Perlas Pilipinas suited up in what turned out to be the season’s most lopsided game, a 79-point annihilation of RTU Team B, 103-24.
Perlas went on a crowd-silencing 54-6 run over the course of two quarters, leaving the Lady Thunders scoreless for more than 11 minutes. Three-point shots clanked off the rim one after another as RTU desperately tried to stop the dominance of the National Team.
League founder and 15-year veteran Merenciana “Ewon” Arayi chipped in 12 points via a 4-for-6 clip from 3.
PCL returns on Sunday, July 3, with a double-header. The University of the Philippines will face off against RTU-A and Blackwater will face DLSU. The third matchup involving CEU and PUP was postponed to a later date due to a CEU team-building activity.
PCL STANDINGS (as of July 1, 2016)
Note: Blackwater Perlas Pilipinas is a guest team.
DLSU 3 – 0
CEU 2 – 1
UP 2 – 1
RTU-A 1 – 1
RTU-B 0 – 2
PUP 0 – 3