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Saturday, October 12, 2013
CEBU representative University of San Carlos (USC) is off to a hot start in the Visayas Regional Finals of the Milo Best Center SBP Passerelle Twin Tournament after logging victories yesterday at the Iloilo Sports Complex.
USC woke up from a bad start to beat hometown team Ateneo de Iloilo (AdI) in the SBP division, 57-43, while USC’s Passerelle team thrashed AdI, 61-41.
The USC SBP team saw itself struggling and was down 20-4 at the end of the first period. USC was still down by a huge margin at halftime, 32-18, until Juan Climaco took charge to trim down the lead to just a point, 39-38, after the third quarter.
USC turned the game around in the fourth as they opened the quarter with a 15-0 run to build up a commanding 53-39 lead, which AdI never recovered from.
Joseph Berdin headed USC’s charge with 23 points, while Val Deano was AdI’s top scorer with 10.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 13, 2013.