Tallo leads West team in Cesafi All-Star Game, wins MVP award-A A +A
Monday, September 16, 2013
THE West teams ruled the 2013 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) All-Stars Sunday held at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.
The Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba-coached West All -Stars scored an 87-80 win over the Felix “Donbel” Belano Jr.-mentored East All-Stars in the collegiate division, while Rommel Rasmo led West over the East, 104-82, in the high school division.
After the All-Star break, Cesafi will resume with the second round of the semifinals today, with first round leader Cebu Eastern College (CEC) taking on the winless UV Baby Lancers in the opening game at 5 p.m. Defending champion Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (2-1) plays the University of San Carlos (1-2) in the main game at 6:45 p.m.
Southwestern University’s flamboyant guard Mark Jayven Tallo was named All-Star MVP, while University of Cebu Baby Webmasters scoring machine Justine Dacalos was named the MVP in the high school game.
Tallo was the lone local player to score in double digits with 12, while Dacalos played his usual deadly game and dropped 14 to lead the West high school team.
In the skills competition, Miguel Plata of USC copped the honor as the league’s deadliest gunner after winning the 3-point shootout, while USPF center Jomari Sullano took home the Slam Dunk title.
Plata’s closest competitor was teammate Victor Rabat, who earlier topped the elimination round with 20 points.
Plata barely made it to the final round after finishing the elimination stage with 13 points. The other finalists were Jan Auditor (14) of UC and Michael Smith (11) of USPF.
In the finals, Smith scored seven, Auditor made eight and Rabat had nine points, giving Plata the title as this year’s deadliest gun.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 16, 2013.