USPF still in Final Four race
1:00 PM – DON BOSCO vs ATENEO DE CEBU
2:30 PM – USPF vs USC
4:00 PM – CEC vs CIT-U
5:30 PM – UV vs USJ-R
The University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Baby Panthers kept their Final Four hopes alive with a 63-58 win over the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles in the 2018 Cesafi juniors basketball tournament on Friday night at the Cebu Coliseum.
The win tied USPF and Ateneo de Cebu up at 4-4 (win-loss) heading to the final day of the elimination round today.
Kyle Ochavo, Christopher Isabelo, Neon Chavez and John Maglasang all made crucial baskets in the deciding 10-0 run in the fourth that turned a 49-51 deficit into a 59-51 lead.
Chavez led the way for the Baby Panthers with 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals while Ochavo added 10 markers and four rebounds.
The loss by Ateneo de Cebu put them in danger of missing the playoffs for the very first time in almost a decade.
Koko Tuadles paced the boys in blue with 17 points.
In the opening game, the Southwestern University (SWU) Phinma Baby Cobras defeated the Cebu Eastern College Dragons, 70-55.
Matthew Flores had an incredible outing for SWU, collecting 16 points and 16 rebounds to go with two assists, two steals and two blocks to help the team finish the season with a 2-7 record.
The Dragons fell to 2-6.
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