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Griffins survive Unicorns

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THREE-time  champion  Colegio  de  San  Lorenzo  made  it  five wins  in a  row in the fifth  UCSAA men’s basketball championship at the  University of Makati gym in Makati.   
   
But the Blue Griffins  have to do it the hard way.
   
Finding strong opposition, CdSL walked the  tightrope  before  beating  hard-fighting  St. Dominic Savio College, 87-83, at the start of  the second  round of eliminations in  this  prestigious, five-team tournament.
   
Jan  Dominic  Fermento and   Jun  Gabriel  provided  the 1-2 scoring  punch for  the  Quezon City-based  Blue Griffins of  multi-titled coach Boni  Garcia  in  the closely-fought game against  the  Unicorns.
   
Fermento  finished  with   32  poin ts, while Gabriel added 22  points for CdSL, which also won over SDSC , 64-58, last Aug. 17.
   
SDSC, which  bagged the title  in  the inaugural  tournament in  2011, dropped to 3-2.
   
Sharing the li melight is University of   Makati,  which  overpowered De La Salle-Araneta University,  78-53, to improve  its record to  2-3.
   
In  the  junior division, Pasig Catholic College whipped CdSL,  127-60.
   
The scores:
   
First  game (J)
   
PCC def. CdSL , 127-60.
   
Second game (S)
   
UMak (78 --Burata 17, Mateo 16, Villanueva 15, Estaris 13, Dubbay 7, Lapasaran 3, Pahila 2, Redoblado 2,  Duquitan 1, Favila 1,  Cordero 1.
   
DLSAU  (53) --De la Torre 12, Carino 11, Cortes 9, Villanueva 7, Batungbakal 7, Batan 4, Del Rosario 3.
   
Third game
   
CdSL (87) --Fermento 32,  Gabriel 22, Alvaro 8,  Ajero 5, Borja 5, Ancheta 4, Yamba 4, Laman 3, Nicolas 2, Magat 2.
     
SDSC (83) – C. Pineda 17, Marilao 13, Rivera 9, Lituania 9,  Dumas 8,  Torrado 7, Pineda 7,  Jawili 5, Camacho 3, Paquing 2, Ocupan 2, Ordones 1.