CIT-U dumps University of Cebu in Cesafi

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Sunday, August 10, 2014


HIGH-scoring forward Joshua dela Cerna of Cebu Institute of Technology-University dropped 29 points to lead the Wildcats to a 66-58 win over the University of Cebu Webmasters in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. last night.

Despite the anemic performance of Allan Dimco, the Wildcats managed to dominate the reeling Webmasters in the entire game to log their second win in three games. UC dropped to 1-2.

Rookie guard Justine Dacalos scored the game-high 33 points and Jan Auditor added 11 points for the Webmasters.

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In the high school games, powerhouse Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles cruised to their second win, 78-58, over the CIT-U Wildkittens.

Joshua Sinclair scored 13 points and Jan-Jan Jaboneta and Zachy Huang contributed 12 points each for the Eagles, while Justine Jules Langres scored 16 points for the Wildkittens’ second straight loss.

The UC Baby Webmasters meanwhile rallied in the two middle quarters to beat the University of Southern Philippines Foundation Baby Panthers, 76-50.

Meanwhile, the USC Warriors showed they can be title contenders in the collegiate division as they defeated defending champions UV Green Lancers, 83-74, in overtime for their first win last Saturday.

Cameroonian Shooster Olago and Ian Ortega took care of business for the Warriors in the final two minutes of regulation and in extra time as they improved to 1-1, while pushing the defending champions to 1-2.

Unlike ein their debut loss to the mighty Southwestern University Cobras last Aug. 3, the Warriors were composed in crunch time.

With the imposing presence of Olago and Congolese Espoir Toyambi, USC managed to dominate most part of the game.

In the second quarter, USC built a double-digit lead to close the first half.

But after Charles Pepito gave the Warriors a 13-point edge, 40-27, UV quickly cut it down with a 12-0 run.

Both teams stayed close until halfway in the final period when UV took the lead, 60-57 with a 13-2 run.

But this time USC did not crumble as Olago and Ortega kept the Warriors afloat before John Abad sent the game into overtime with a floater with only 4.1 seconds left.

However, UV failed to sustain their momentum and was held by the Warriors without a field goal for three minutes while Olago and Ortega managed to score for USC in fastbreaks.

UV’s lone field goal was at the final 1:57 of the game—a triple from Abad—that got the Lancers within striking distance, 75-72.

Olago topscored for USC with 19 points and Toyambi added 15 and Ortega was the top local scorer with nine points. Leonard Santillan scored a game-high 22 points and Abad added 11 for the Lancers. RCM

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 11, 2014.

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