Dragons stay hot

October 26, 2018

SEVEN wins and counting  for Diliman College.

Diliman College  routed  St. Joseph  College-Bulacan, 120-67, to assure  itself  of  at least a  playoff for a semifinal berth in the Universities and Colleges  Basketball League (UCBL)  at the  Olivarez College gym  in Parañaque City.

MJ Enriquez topscored with 19 points and five other players scored in  double figures for the  Quezon City-based Blue Dragons, who  moved into  a  two-way tie for  the top spot  with Centro Escolar University with identical 7-1 win-loss records.

Kevin Gandjeto,  a  prized  find from Benin, also produced monster numbers for the  Rensy Bajar-coached  Blue  Dragons, who jumped to an early 30-7 advantage and were never seriously threatened enroute  to another lopsided victory.

Gandjeto added 18 points, 14 rebounds, four steals,  three blocks and two assists for Diliman.     

“Hindi ko muna iniisip yun semifinals at twice-to-beat advnatage. We  have four games  to go. We  just take it one game at  a  time,” said  Bajar, who is widely credited  for Diliman’s meteoric rise as one of the  country’s top collegiate teams.

“But I like our chances now. I  hope the boys will continue to play well and keep their focus,” added   Bajar, also the  first assistant coach of PBA legend  Pido Jarencio in NorthPort Batang Pier.  

Bajar shared the  team’s success to Diliman College  president and  former  Sen. Nikki Coseteng and team sponsors Jerome Ngo and Wilson Sia of Gerry’s Grill.

Up next for Diliman is Technological  Institute of the Philippines, which  is running third with 5-2 slate,  on Monday.

TIP downed Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas, 71-54.