THE Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras remain undefeated after winning against the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters on Saturday, August 27, at the New Cebu Coliseum. Final score 72-61.
The Cobras started hot going on a 14-0 run courtesy of four inside plays by Bernie Bregondo, and back to back three-pointers from Shaquille Imperial, closing the first quarter, score 22-8.
In the second quarter, the Webmasters still struggled to get their rhythm while the Cobras continued their hot shooting, closing the first half with a buzzer beater trey from Mark Tallo, score 41-22.
In the third quarter, the Webmasters tightened their defense but continued struggling on offense, going for a miss after miss, while the Cobras continue to attack inside, score, 58-36.
Webmasters continue to pressure the Cobras, as Jun Luz got fouled out of the game, after a double foul (personal foul and unsportsmanlike foul) was called on him with 5:37 left in the game.
They finally got their rhythm cutting down the lead to just nine 66-57 going to the last two minutes of the ball game, but it was too late for a comeback.
The Cobras held on to the lead by milking the last two minutes of the ball game.
Bernie Bregondo led the Cobras with 16 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and an assist, followed by Shaquille Imperial who had 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and four steals, and Mark Tallo who added 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal, to get their fifth win of the season.
Meanwhile, Justin Dacalos led the Webmasters with 21 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists, followed by Gileant Delator who chipped in 11 points.
They now have a 2-3 (win-loss) record. While the Cobras remain undefeated after five outings, 5-0 (win-loss)
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(Quincy Jones Adriano, USJ-R Intern/Sunnex)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 27, 2016.
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