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Friday, August 23, 2013
THE young guns of the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars will face another acid test when they take on defending champions Southwestern University Cobras in the main game in today’s Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. quadruple header at the Cebu Coliseum.
Meanwhile, defending champions Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles are also seeking to stay unbeaten as they play rivals Cebu Eastern College Dragons at 4:30 p.m. In the other high school matches, the University of San Carlos will face the University of Southern Philippines Foundation at 1 p.m., while the University of Cebu will take on the University of the Visayas at 2:45 p.m.
The Cobras are hoping to become the number one team this year to gain an automatic seat to the semifinal round.
“Everybody is a threat. We cannot deny it but all the teams are raring to beat us, being the defending champions. And USJ-R is one of them. We cannot afford to relax because even if they have no imports, their locals are still capable of giving us a run,” said SWU coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba, who is a USJ-R graduate.
Rookie sensation Rendell Senining will once again try to ignite fire for the Jaguars and team skipper James Regalados is expected to carry more load to lead the team to victory.
Senining and Regalados, however, will be up against the explosive backcourt duo of Mark Jayven Tallo and Monbert Arong, two of the league’s best scoring guards.
The bigger and tougher job will be on Matthew Parker, who will be assigned to stop Cameroonian imports Landry Sanjo and Fabrice Sewei.
Parker will get help from Kyle Lajato, rookie power forward Fletcher Galvez and Miguel Tabaloc.
But USJ-R also needs to solve two more problems-- SWU’s bruise brothers Bernie Bregondo and Daryl Goloran –the team’s silent operators in both offense and defense.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 24, 2013.