USC Warriors log crucial win against USJ-R Jaguars

By: Gerard Vincent Francisco, Jonas Rey N. Panerio July 23,2019 - 08:28 PM

Ken Bekibel of USC shoots over USJ-R’s Elmer Echavez in a Cesafi Partner’s Cup game at the Cebu Coliseum. CDN Digital photo | Gerard Vincent Francisco

Cebu City, Philippine—The Cebu Landmasters-University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors brightened their chances of advancing to the Final Four after they beat the University of San Jose -Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, 71-66, in the 2019 Cesafi Partner’s Cup on Tuesday, July 23, at the Cebu Coliseum.

The win improved the Warriors’ record to 5-6 (win-loss) and solidified their hold of the fourth spot and the final ticket to the semifinal round. 

The Jaguars, on the other hand, ended their campaign in this tournament with a 3-9 card.

Sommy Managor led USC with 19 points as they survived a comeback attempt by USJ-R, which got back into the game behind the outside sniping of Justine Mondares.

Mondares sank four triples in the fourth.

Elmer Echavez led the Jaguars with 17 points. /bmjo

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