Monday July 23, 2018

UV uses late run to complete sweep

Champions again. The University of the Visayas Green Lancers celebrate with their trophy after completing a sweep of UC in their Partners Cup finals. (SunStar Foto/Ruel Rosello)

THE University of Visayas (UV) Green Lancers sneaked past the M.Lhuillier-University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters, 76-71, in Game 2 to complete a sweep and win the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Partner’s Cup college division title in the Cebu Coliseum last Tuesday night.

The Green Lancers stepped up in the fourth quarter, thanks to Michael Maestre, who converted an under-the-basket shot off a pass from Rey Suerte that gave UV a 73-71 edge with 18.3 to play.

The Webmasters were looking to tie the game as Justin Dacalos drove to the basket but could not convert as UV’s defense clamped down on him, leading to an uncontested layup on the other end by UV’s guard Sheldon Gahi that made it 75-71 with 2.7 seconds left.

After the shot, UC’s head coach Yayoy Alcoseba was slapped with a technical foul for throwing a chair on the floor. Suerte converted the free throw to ice the game at 76-71.SEE MORE