Former PBA cager Yap tows USJ-R to victory

By: Jonas N. Panerio October 10,2017 - 10:36 PM

THE ROGER Yap-led University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) prevailed over the Southwestern University (SWU)-Phinma, 85-72, in the 45-under division of the Cebu Amateur Athletic Association Basketball Alumni tournament last Sunday at the USC gym.

Yap, a prolific guard during his time in the PBA, led a second half uprising by the Jaguars to overcome a five-point halftime deficit and author the huge win.

Yap finished with 17 points while Popoy Sumampan led the squad with 18. Rannie Abo pumped in 16.

In the 46-above division, the Cebu Central College/University of Cebu slipped past the Cebu Institute of Technology-University, 68-65.

Julius Gastador and Aldrin Barola charted 16 markers to help push CCC/UC to the winner’s circle.

Felix Duhig, who once scored a whopping 112 points on 30 three-pointers back in 1990, led the way for CIT-U with 18.

The Scores:

First Game

CCC/UC (68) – Gastador 16, Barola 16, Licanda 12, Baclay 9, Abellana 6, Claracay 2, Base 2, Bacalso 2, Alguno 2, Tagsip 0, Bacluhan 0, Armenion 0.
CIT-U (65) – Duhig 18, Bruzon 15, Rondez 15, Caparida 6, Mandigo 4, Vallena 4, Donaire 2, Bacalso 1.

Second Game

USJ-R (85) – Sumampan 18, Roger Yap 17, Abo 16, Daruca 15, Gallinen 12, Plant 5, Arnoco 2.
SWU (72) – Potot 16, Flores 16, Laygo 14, Natak 12, Plaudin 4, Caputolan 2, Barriga 2, Ciabo 1. /Correspondent Jonas Rey N. Panerio

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