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UV Green Lancers clinch 2017 CESAFI title with Game 3 win over UC

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The UV Green Lancers are once again CESAFI champions

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. The UV Green Lancers win their second straight CESAFI title, and 12th overall. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers win Game 2, force winner-take-all showdown with UC Webmasters

Oct 13, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Jerome Napao and Tristan Ray Albina lead the Green Lancers with 18 points each

STAYING ALIVE. The UV Green Lancers force a deciding third game by beating the UC Webmasters. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Baby Lancers sweep Magis Eagles to win 2017 CESAFI junior title

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The Baby Lancers down the defending champions to win their seventh ever title

NEW CHAMPIONS. The UV Green Lancers sweep the defending champions to become the 2017 CESAFI high school champions. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV eyes 6th double title in CESAFI basketball

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:47 PM

University of Visayas aims to claim the double championship title after 10 years

DOUBLE TITLE. The University of the Visayas basketball is eyeing its 6th double title with both the Green Lancers and Baby Lancers in the finals of the college and high school divisions of the 17th CESAFI. Photo from UV Basketball Team Facebook.

UC Webmasters complete CESAFI finals cast, will face UV for title

Oct 08, 2017 - 12:04 AM

The UC Webmasters defeat the USJR Jaguars in overtime to advance to the finals

ON TO THE FINALS. Garciano “Garexx” Puerto Jr poured in 22 points and 13 rebounds for the UC Webmasters. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers advance to CESAFI finals

Oct 06, 2017 - 4:17 AM

The defending champions await the winner between USJR and UC, while the USC Warriors are relegated to the battle for third place

FINALS BOUND. The UV Green Lancers get the final laugh against USC, the only team to beat them in the eliminations. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

South wins CESAFI college All-Star Game as Suerte named MVP

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:04 AM

Tristan Ray Albina wins the 3-point shootout title for the second straight year and Rey Anthony Suerte is named Most Valuable Player

ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN. Players of the UV Green Lancers made a splash in the CESAFI All-Star event, with Tristan Ray Albina retaining his 3-point shootout title for the second straight year and Rey Anthony Suerte being named MVP. Photo by PJ Estan

UV Green Lancers end eliminations with devastation of CITU Wildcats

Oct 01, 2017 - 2:52 AM

After conceding their first game of the season, the reigning champions went on to win the rest of their 11 games for an 11-1 win-loss record

ON TO THE PLAYOFFS. Kenn Patjes Oguis of the USC Warriors tries to evade the defense of UC Webmasters Cameroonian import Frederick Ngoh Elombi. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers survive USJR Jaguars to solidify CESAFI top spot

Sep 28, 2017 - 11:08 PM

The Green Lancers have all but sealed their position at the top of the leaderboard with a 10-1 win-loss record

Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

USC Warriors open CESAFI season with upset over UV Green Lancers

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Victor Rabat leads the Warriors opening win with 17 points

UV Green Lancers open pre-season invitational with back-to-back wins

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:28 PM

The 2016 CESAFI champions are in Bayugan as part of their preparation in defending their title in this year’s upcoming season

ROUT. CESAFI's UV Green Lancers demolishes NCAA's EAC Generals, 95-74. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Mixed fates for Cebu City hoops teams at Batang Pinoy

Dec 03, 2016 - 12:59 AM

The Cebu City boys team wins the 3x3 title over Zamboanga City while the girls team loses to Davao City

HOOP DREAMS. Justin Jake Perry Rosete of Cebu City rises to the rim during a win over Zamboanga City. Photo by Adam Morrell/Rappler

KJ Cataraja dreams big in school and the boxing ring

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Cataraja is a criminology student at the University of the Visayas by day and an undefeated pro boxer by night Poverty motivated him to pursue an ambitious life

How CESAFI basketball can thrive alongside pro leagues

Nov 11, 2016 - 10:17 AM

With pro leagues potentially competing with Cebu schools CESAFI may have to think outside the box and region

EXPANSION. Van Halen Parmis, the scouting coach of the UV Green Lancers and PCBL south coordinator, has decided to expand the PCBL to Cebu, Leyte and other areas in Mindanao en route to become a nationwide league. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Gary Cortes: The UV Green Lancers' unlikely champion coach

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:32 AM

In just his second year as head coach and after getting the job by accident Gary Cortes finds his place atop CESAFI basketball

CHAMPION COACH. Coach Gary Cortes leads the UV Green Lancers to the 2016 CESAFI crown. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Rey Suerte's journey from playing sepak takraw to CESAFI MVP

Oct 25, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Suerte goes from playing sepak takraw in grade school to becoming Most Valuable Player in a collegiate basketball league

MVP. Rey Anthony Suerte wins the 2016 CESAFI MVP plum. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers win CESAFI title with Game 4 victory over USC

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:29 PM

The UV Green Lancers avenge their finals defeat last year to the USC Warriors by winning the 2016 CESAFI title in 4 games

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. The UV Green Lancers win their 11th CESAFI collegiate basketball championship with a Game 4 victory over the USC Warriors. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Where are the crowds for the CESAFI Finals?

Oct 21, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The 2016 Finals between the UV Green Lancers and USC Warriors has not managed to attract the number of fans as in years past

DIMINISHED CROWDS. The New Cebu Coliseum was far from full for Game 3 despite University of the Visayas being on win away from avenging their defeat last year to the USC Warriors and winning the CESAFI title.

CESAFI: USC Warriors stay alive with Game 3 win over UV

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:52 PM

The UV Green Lancers still hold a 2 1 lead after USC wins the closest game of the series

STAYING ALIVE. Conrad Catapusan shoots for two of his 7 points in USC's win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Green Lancers blow out Warriors to take 2-0 advantage

Oct 17, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The UV Green Lancers are now one win away from clinching the 2016 CESAFI crown after a 69 53 win over the USC Warriors

LANCER STORM. Tristan Ray Albina of University of the Visayas puts up a shot near the basket. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers open finals with blowout win over USC

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:58 PM

The UV Green Lancers dominate the second half putting the defending champion USC Warriors in a 0 1 hole

LANCED. Jan Monic Soliva topscored for the Green Lancers with 18 points. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Magis Eagles dominate UC in HS Finals Game 1

Oct 14, 2016 - 11:06 PM

Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu is one game away from its fourth straight high school title

DOMINANCE. Jed Cedric Colonia and the Magis Eagles ran all over the Junior Webmasters in Game 1 of the CESAFI high school finals. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Fear of threats after 'blood' message found in CESAFI locker room

Oct 14, 2016 - 12:27 AM

Don’t lose the game is written in a red liquid on the UV Green Lancers locker room mirror prompting concern for the team s safety

CRYPTIC MESSAGE. UV Green Lancers coach Gary Cortez shows where the wordi were written on the mirror. The mirror had allegedly been wiped clean when the team went back to the dugout during halftime. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Baby Lancers move closer to finals

Oct 09, 2016 - 7:13 PM

The UV Baby Lancers move to 2 0 against the UC Junior Webmasters while the Magis Eagles rebound to beat the CEC Dragons

CRUISING. Froiland Maglasang of the Baby Lancers puts up a layup in Game 2 of the CESAFI high school semifinals. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Junior Webmasters, Baby Lancers open semifinals with wins

Oct 08, 2016 - 8:35 PM

The UC Junior Webmasters beat the Magis Eagles for the second time this season while the Baby Lancers avoid an upset vs the CEC Dragons

LITTLE BUT FEARLESS. Gelmart Umpad, who stands just 4-foot-11, finished with a career-high 30 points for the UC Junior Webmasters in the victory. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers, USC Warriors advance to semis

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:48 PM

UV and USC join Southwestern University Phinma in the CESAFI semis after winning their respective quarterfinal games

WARRIOR MODE. Scothy Ntumba of the USC Warriors throws down a slam during the semis-clinching win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: Sacred Heart downplays head lock incident with UV player

Sep 06, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Officials from Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu say they are not giving more attention to photos of a head lock incident among players circulating on Facebook

HEAD LOCK? Photos of a University of the Visayas player appearing to put a Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu player in a head lock circulate on social media. Photos from Anthony Hejie Suralta's Facebook account

CESAFI: SWU Cobras defeat UV Green Lancers in possible finals preview

Sep 02, 2016 - 1:56 PM

SWU finishes the first round at 6 0 as the two top teams in this year s CESAFI goes down to the wire

COBRAS STRIKE FIRST. MacMac Tallo of SWU took over in the closing minutes, scoring 7 straight points in the final 5 minutes to clinch the win. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI player Macion hopes hoops success helps find his father

Sep 01, 2016 - 4:30 PM

While many college players dream of making it to the PBA UV Green Lancer Michael Angelo Macion just hopes to reconnect with the father he hasn t seen since age 4

HOOP DREAMS. Michael Angelo Macion hopes national exposure on TV will help him reestablish contact with his father. Meanwhile he's pursuing a college degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and contributing to his team's cause on the court. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers avenge finals loss to USC Warriors

Aug 29, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Also the USPF Panthers end their 4 year 31 straight losing streak with a win over the CIT U Wildcats

REVENGE. The Warriors' Conrad Catapusan tries to block the shot of Green Lancers' Jayson Balabag. The Green Lancers laughed last in this rematch of last season's finals. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers, SWU Cobras remain unbeaten

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:48 PM

The UV Green Lancers cruise to an easy win over USPF while the SWU Cobras defeat USJ R in overtime

BRAVO COBRAS. Rolly Bravo of the SWU Cobras makes his move to the rim. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers take solo lead after topping USJ-R

Aug 11, 2016 - 11:38 PM

The UV Green Lancers earn a hard fought victory over the USJ R Jaguars as Bassieru Sackor registers a double double

LANCED. Bassieru Sackor of University of the Visayas had 17 points and 19 rebounds in the victory.Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

UV Green Lancers sweep USJ-R to win 8th Cesafi Partner's Cup

Jun 11, 2016 - 10:29 PM

The Worthy University of the Visayas Green Lancers defeat Mighty Sports University of San Jose Recoletos Jaguars to win the pre season tournament

PRESEASON CHAMPS. The UV Green Lancers showed they were in playing form, winning the pre-season Cesafi tournament. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

University of the Visayas earns spot in PCCL Elite 8

Dec 11, 2015 - 3:31 PM

UV s entrance to the Elite 8 means there will be two teams coming from Cebu who will vie for this year s National Collegiate Championship title

NATIONAL LEVEL. The UV Green Lancers will join 2015 CESAFI champions USC in the PCCL Elite 8. Contributed photo

USC wins 2015 CESAFI championship, ends 57-year title drought

Oct 20, 2015 - 8:05 PM

The University of San Carlos Warriors defeat the University of the Visayas Green Lancers to win their first Cebu championship since 1958

Ian Jefferson Tagapan of USC rises to the rim for a score. Photo by Ronex Tolin

CESAFI: UV's Manzo graduates from bench to unstoppable scorer

Oct 16, 2015 - 11:35 PM

Jun Kent Manzo turned down an opportunity to play at San Beda to remain at the University of the Visayas where he has become a breakout star in the CESAFI

BLOODY WIN. Jun Kent Manzo overcame a bloody chin in Game 2, and has overcome much more to become a standout in CESAFI. File photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

USC downs UV in Game 3, moves within one win of CESAFI title

Oct 15, 2015 - 9:48 PM

University of San Carlos downs University of the Visayas to put the Green Lancers against the wall

Ian Jefferson Tagapan scored 20 points for the USC Warriors in a pivotal win. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

UV trumps USC in game 2 to even CESAFI finals

Oct 13, 2015 - 9:55 PM

University of the Visayas led by as much as 22 as they even their CESAFI best of 5 series against University of San Carlo at 1 win a piece

BLOODY WIN. June Kent Manzo left the game after receiving a cut on his chin, but not before scoring 20 points and leading the UV Green Lancers to a Game 2 victory. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

USC takes Game 1 in CESAFI finals

Oct 12, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Playing without the injured Leonard Santillan the UV Green Lancers drop Game 1 of the CESAFI finals to the USC Warriors

SHOOTING SHOOSTER. Shooster Olago of University of San Carlos scored 19 in a game 1 win. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

USC Warriors to face UV Green Lancers in 2015 CESAFI Finals

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The University of San Carlos Warriors and the University of the Visayas Green Lancers set up a dream match showdown for the senior division s title

Nicolas Kyle Magat of USC scored 11 points in their semifinals match against USJR. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: USC Warriors down UV to earn Finals berth

Oct 02, 2015 - 4:32 PM

Charles Pepito scores 23 and grabs 14 rebounds to lead USC to the CESAFI Finals for the second season in a row while USJR tops SWU to keep their hopes alive

WAR PATH. Charles Pepito of USC had another all-around game to lead the Warriors into the CESAFI Finals. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

Meet Leonard Santillan, University of the Visayas basketball star

Oct 01, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Get to know more about the Batang Gilas veteran who retained the CESAFI dunk contest title with a sprained ankle

LANCER. Leonard Santillan was scouted by National University in Manila but chose to remain in Cebu with the University of the Visayas. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: UV, USC open semis with wins

Oct 01, 2015 - 1:16 PM

Day one of the CESAFI playoffs saw a number of unsportsmanlike fouls as UV and USC topped USJR and SWU respectively

Alfred Codilla of UV scored 10 points for the Green Lancers. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

Santillan retains CESAFI dunk title; East wins All-Star game

Sep 28, 2015 - 1:26 AM

UV Green Lancer Leonard Santillan won the dunk title while his teammate Francisco Arong won the 3 point shootout

AIR UP THERE. Leonard Santillan of University of the Visayas leap frogs 3 people en route to the rim. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: USJR Jaguars clinch last Final Four spot

Sep 27, 2015 - 1:56 PM

The University of San Jose Recoletos joins the UV Green Lancers the USC Warriors and the SWU Cobras in the semifinal round

NEXT ROUND. Mark Louie Labares, who scored 15 for USJR, scores on a layup. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

University of the Visayas Green Lancers give back to Cebu community

Sep 26, 2015 - 1:54 AM

The University of the Visayas UV Green Lancers have found an added inspiration in their quest for an 11th CESAFI title

GIVING BACK. The University of the Visayas Green Laners pose with dependents of the House of Hope, a drug and alcohol treatment center. Photo from UV

CESAFI: UV Green Lancers back on top of standings

Sep 21, 2015 - 9:29 PM

The University of the Visayas Green Lancers grabbed the top spot from the University of San Carlos Warriors after handing the latter their second loss

Rey Anthony Suerte of the UV Green Lancers rises to the rim. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: Magis Eagles make juniors finals; USC eliminated

Sep 20, 2015 - 1:19 PM

The Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles barged into the final round in the juniors division with a 79 47 demolition of University of Cebu

MAGIS EAGLES FLY HIGH. Benedict Andre Chua of SHS-Ateneo scores two of his 7 points. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: Magis Eagles dominate UV to open juniors semis

Sep 16, 2015 - 4:26 AM

Andrew Vincent Velasco topscored for the Magis Eagles with 13 points as the Sacred Heart School Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles remained on track for their third title

EAGLES FLY HIGH. Jed Cedric Colonia scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds, to go along with 6 steals and one assist in the Magis Eagles win. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

CESAFI: UV Baby Lancers complete juniors semifinal cast

Sep 14, 2015 - 2:15 AM

The University of the Visayas grabs the last juniors semifinal spot joining the Magis Eagles Baby Warriors and Junior Webmasters

LANCED. Beirn Anthony Laurente of the Baby Lancers goes up and under the basket. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler