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USPF to face UC for St. Augustine Cup crown

By: Jonas Rey N. Panerio August 13,2019 - 08:03 AM

USPF’s Sameen Swint passes off in this Cesafi Partner’s Cup game against CIT-U. Swint led the Panthers in scoring in a win against USJ-R in the St. Augustine Cup in Inayawan, Cebu City. CDN Digital photo | Jonas Panerio

Cebu City, Philippines—The University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers trounced the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, 96-87, on Monday night, August 12, 2019, to advance to the finals of the 1st Captain Kirk Bryan Repollo St. Augustine Cup Inter-Collegiate Basketball Tournament at the Inayawan Sports Complex.

USPF’s win actually meant that three teams ended up with the same 1-2 (win-loss) records. However, the Panthers grabbed the last ticket to the championship round by virtue of their superior point differential of 1.03 compared to the Cebu Institute of Technology-University’s (CIT-U) 0.988 and USJ-R’s 0.963.

USPF will take on UC in the finals.

Read: UC advances to championship round in Inayawan cagefest

USPF’s American student-athlete Sameen Swint led the Panthers in scoring with 16 points while RR Cauba and Karl Langahin added 12 points each.

Adama Camara paced USJ-R with 14 markers while Elmer Echavez put up 12 points.

USJ-R and CIT-U will battle for third place on Tuesday night, while the University of Cebu (UC) and USPF tangle for the championship on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. /bmjo

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