After falling short in Partner’s Cup Finals, UV to start from scratch
Cebu City, Philippines—With their preseason ending on a sour note, the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers have no other choice but to start from scratch as they prepare to defend their men’s basketball title in the Cesafi when the new season opens on August 31, 2019 at the Cebu Coliseum.
The Green Lancers seemingly could not solve the puzzle that the Southwestern University (SWU)-Phinma Cobras squad presented in the Cesafi Partner’s Cup and got beaten in the best-of-three series, 2-0.
In Game 2 on Sunday, August 4, 2019, UV led most of the way but got outclassed down the stretch.
Now, UV head coach Gary Cortes intends to whip up his team into shape in time for the Cesafi regular season.
“We have no other choice but to play back from zero,” said Cortes, the man who has steered UV to three straight Cesafi titles.
In spite of the loss, Cortes still maintained that his players played well in Game 2 but just weren’t able to keep it up until the final buzzer.
One thing he’s making certain the team would improve on is their communication and cohesion inside the floor.
“We need to improve on our communication skills inside the court,” said Cortes of their lack of ample interaction inside the floor, which led to the Cobras getting more than their fair share of open looks. /bmjo
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.