Defending CESAFI champs UV top UC to get back on track
CEBU CITY, Philippines - The defending champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers got their title retention campaign back on track with a 72-61 lambasting of the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters in the CESAFI men’s basketball tournament, Sunday, August 13, at the New Cebu Coliseum.
In the other collegiate game, the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors extended their streak to 3-0 with a 60-39 routing of the Cebu Institute of Technology University (CITU) Wildcats, who now have 3 losses in as many games.
In the high school division, the USC Baby Warriors and the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) Baby Jaguars also extended their wins to two. The Baby Warriors survived the UC Junior Webmasters, 64-61, while the USJR Baby Jaguars defanged the Southwestern University (SWU-Phinma) Baby Cobras, 78-69.
The Green Lancers were led by Tristan Ray Albina with 17 points, while Jerome Napao also contributed a lot for UV’s cause with 11 points. Other players who made an impact for UV were Josue Segumpan who sank 3 of his 4 trey attempts and Jan Monic Soliva who pulled a total of 9 boards, 3 of which were offensive.
Import Frederick Ngoh Elombi of Cameroon was the the only player who scored in double figures for the Webmasters with 15 points.
The Green Lancers led the ballgame all the way and managed to stay composed even when the Webmasters threatened after coming to within a point, 19-20, on Peter Paul Codilla’s basket that opened the second quarter.
But that was the closest that the Webmasters could get near as the Green Lancers started building up their advantage to as much as 13 points thrice.
The Webmasters would have had a chance to get closer had they converted all their charities in the final canto.
The Webmasters was only shooting 46.2 per cent of their free throws when they only managed to sink 12 in 26 attempts as compared to the Green Lancers who converted 10 of their 16 gift shots for 62.5 per cent.
In the other collegiate game, 3 of the Warriors scored in double digits. The Warriors were led by Malcolm Joe Tan with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Also contributing in double figures for USC were Joshua Magic Marata with 11 points and Victor Rabat with 10 points.
None of the Wildcats scored in double figures. Their topscorer was Mariel Muñez, who managed 8 points and 10 rebounds.
In the junior contest, Ralph Garrick Bande led the USC Baby Warriors with 9 points.
The Junior Webmasters had the game’s topscorers in Virlou Orquez who had 15 points and John Bryl Cuyos who finished with 12 points.
Exploding with 19 points for the USJR Baby Jaguars was John Kirck Gonzaga while Arnold Dave Ando and Elmer Echavez added 15 and 13 points, respectively.
Gyle Patrick Montaño managed 16 points for the SWU-Phinma Baby Cobras, albeit for a losing cause. Also contributing double digits were King Mathew Cabansay with 13 points and Matthew Earl Flores and Harvey Kent Sanchez who each had 11 points.
Games Tuesday, August 15
5:15 pm - SHS-AdC vs DBTC (High School)
6:45 pm - UV vs USPF (College)
Scores - high school
USC Baby Warriors (64) - Bande 9, Octaviano 9, Allosada 8, Balazuela 8, Salundaquit 8, Mendoza 7,Garro 5, Gonzaga 5, Iñigo 2.
UC Junior Webmasters (61) - Orquez 15, Cuyos 12, Peligrino 9, Señagan 8, Ordeniza 6, Tago-on 4, Abenaza 2, Jusay 2, Nebril 2, Enriquez 1.
USJR Baby Jaguars (78) - Gonzaga 19, Ando 15, Echavez 13, Ranara 7, Robles 7, Teleron 3, Abarquez 2, Cruz 2, Guibao 2, Leonora 2, Puntual 2, Tindoy 2, Guillermer 1, Monte de Ramos 1.
SWU-Phinma Baby Cobras (69) - Montaño 16, Cabansay 13, Flores 11, Sanchez 11, Isip 9, Rosano 7, Odever 2.
Scores - college
USC Warriors (60) - Tan 15, Marata 11, Rabat 10, Saycon 6, Cadavis 4,
Araw-araw 3, Cabañog 3, Oleodo 3, Ecarma 2, Trangia 2, Labiste 1.
CITU Wildcats (39) - Muñez 8, Rosell 7, Bucao 6, Con-ui 5, Nemil 4, Kong 3, Berezo 2, Laguna 2, Mumar 2.
UV Green Lancers (72) - Albina 17, Napao 11, Sackor 8, Segumpan 9, Suerte 7, Maestre 6, Soliva 6, Testa 4, Tarrosa 3, Cabahug 1.
UC Webmasters (61) - Elombi 15, Codilla 9, Tagudin 7, Dela Cruz 6, Jabello 6, Naong 6, Gonzaga 5, Puerto 4, Kishimoto 3. – Rappler.com