Jaguars upset Green Lancers
The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars started their campaign this season with a massive upset as they took down the reigning champions University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers, 89-73, in the 2018 Cesafi men’s basketball tournament last night at the Cebu Coliseum.
Reigning MVP Jaybie Mantilla led the Jaguars with 21 points while Segamars Ewinike finished with 19 points. Fletcher Galvez added 14, RJ Dinolan had 11 while Tricky Peromingan collected 10.
Bassiere Sackour led UV with 18 while Rey Suerte had 15.
USJ-R led by as many as 19 but UV trimmed the deficit down to five, 68-73, behind a huge uprising led by Suerte.
The Jaguars refused to wilt under pressure and fought right back behind the efforts of man-mountain Ewinike, who scored an and-one, a putback before slamming one in off a gorgeous alley-oop that helped them go back up 83-68 with just 2:24 to go.
In the other seniors game, the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters wasted no time announcing their intentions for the crown as they thrashed the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors, 72-50.
John Jabello led UC in scoring with 17 while Cameroonian forward Frederick Elombe added 15. Darrell Shane Menina, playing in his first Cesafi game since high school, added 14.
Sommy Managor paced USC with 17, John Reel Saycon put up 11 while Justin Jules Langres added 10.
In the juniors division, The Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons also pulled off an upset, beating Partner’s Cup runner-up University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Baby Panthers, 71-61.
Also getting a win was the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors, which beat the USJ-R Baby Jaguars, 69-56.
In the 12-under division games, USC bested guest team Sisters of Mary-Boystown, 50-42, while CEC destroyed the Cebu Institute of Technology-University, 81-24.
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