UV, ANS secure SBP 3-on-3 crowns
THE UNIVERSITY of the Visayas (UV) and Abellana National School (ANS) pocketed the titles in the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) 3×3 Regional Finals held over the weekend at the Cebu City Sports Institute.
UV completed its long road to the throne with a 10-8 win over the previously unbeaten Don Bosco in the championship game.
Froiland Maglasang proved to be UV’s hero as he made two free-throws with four seconds remaining that shattered an eight-all deadlock.
The Baby Lancers took the long route to the title as they lost one game in group play before regaining their bearings to defeat Lapu-Lapu in the semifinals, 13-7.
Don Bosco, on the other hand, was on a perfect run. It beat Medellin in the quarterfinals, 15-8 before disposing of Ateneo de Cebu, 18-14 in the semis.
Ateneo de Cebu eventually won third place with a 17-15 win over Lapu-Lapu.
In the distaff side, Abellana opened up a 10-2 lead over Carmen and never looked back to win, 19-7.
Florence Talas had 10 points to lead the way for the Abellana, which went undefeated from start to finish.
UV went home with a cash prize of P10,000 while Abellana won P5,000.
UV, Abellana girls and Carmen girls will represent Central Visayas in the national finals on June 9 at the Mall of Asia.
They will also watch Gilas Pilipinas play Iran on June 8.
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