Green Lancers make finals in Tabunok hoop tourney
THE UNIVERSITY of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers booked a spot in the finals of the 1st Barangay Tabunok Inter-Collegiate Basketball League after they defeated the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters, 78-68, in the semifinals on Wednesday night at the Tabunok Sports Complex in Talisay City.
The result of this Final Four match was hardly in doubt as the Lancers wasted no time in building a sizable advantage.
The Lancers were already ahead, 27-7, after the opening 10 minutes of action.
Although UC put up a fight and trimmed the deficit to nine, 35-44, at halftime, the Webmasters sputtered once more in the third, where they managed a measly seven points and stared at a 56-42 hole heading to the final canto.
Rey “The Flying Carpet” Suerte led the onslaught with 18 points while the much-improved Mike Macion punched in 15. Michael Maestre and Monic Soliva also got their licks in with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
UV will be waiting for the winner of the other semis game between the reigning Cesafi champion, University of San Carlos and the Cebu Institute of Technology-University Wildcats.
The finals will be played tonight at the same venue.
In the Open division, Jemickee upended Jocyn Construction, 94-92.
Stephen Bucao had 29 to lead the winners and was helped out by Alfred Belande and Arvie Cabanero who tallied 16 and 12 markers, respectively.
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