Cobras stay lethal

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Thursday, May 22, 2014


THE Southwestern University Cobras proved to be more dangerous as ever as they castigate the hapless Cebu Landmasters-University of San Carlos Warriors following a 79-56 victory in the resumption of the Group A action of the FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex Wednesday evening.

SWU shot 31-of-60 or 52 percent from the floor with Cameroonian workhorse Landry Sanjo connecting 12-of-15 field goal attempts to give the Cobras its third victory to remain the only unbeaten team in their bracket.

Not even a bad fall at the 7:16 mark of the third quarter could stop Sanjo from delivering the kill as he continued to menace the offense and defense of the Warriors after he was reinserted into the line-up after the mandatory two-minute rest.

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Meanwhile, today, organizers scheduled a “meet and greet with fans” featuring De La Salle University Green Archers poster boys Jeron Teng, Arnold Van Opstal and Thomas Torres and University of the East (UE) star players Roi Sumang, Chris Javier and Moustaph Arafat at 11:30 a.m. at the Sarrosa International Hotel in Panagdait, Mabolo.

This afternoon games will feature USC vs. UE at 5 p.m. and UV Green Lancers vs. DLSU at 7 p.m. at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.

SWU was all business from the start leaving USC 23-6 in the opening quarter on its way to build a 39-23 lead at the first half.

The third quarter was very trying for the Warriors as they succumbed to errors that allowed the Cobras to drop a 16-0 run that gave them a 32-point lead with 6:28 to play
in the third period. SWU’s biggest lead was at 36 points, 65-29, at the 2:31 mark.

USC tried to initiate comeback in the final period but outscoring SWU 21-9 was not enough to turn the tide around.

Sanjo scored the game-high 27 points, Mark Jayven Tallo added 12, while Adam Mohammed finished with 11.

Espoir Toyambi was the lone USC player to finish in double digits with 12 points.

In the high school exhibition match, the USC Baby Warriors whipped the Cebu Eastern College Dragons 85-51.

Baron Ronquillo scored 20 points, Ian de la Cruz added 19 and Chico Maravilla finished with 13 for USC while Lance Alcaraz topped CEC scorers with 11 points.

Meanwhile, high school powerhouse Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles were relentless on both ends for a 104-52 win against the Cebu Eastern College Dragons last night.

Fil-Australian Joshua Sinclair scored 28 points, while Alex Visser and Janjan Jaboneta added16 and 15 points each for Ateneo.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 23, 2014.

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