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UC Webmasters end losing streak in Cesafi 2019

Darrell Shane Menina of UC Webmasters came up with one big shot after another to carry his team against UV Green Lancers. (Jonas Panerio)

THE University of Cebu Webmasters picked the perfect time to break out of their two-game slump as they took down the three-time defending champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers, 72-64, in the 2019 Cesafi men’s basketball tournament on Sunday, September 15, at the Cebu Coliseum.

Darrell Shane Menina came up with one big shot after another including a huge three-pointer from the corner that brought their lead to 11, 70-59, with 1:29 to go, effectively sealing the win for UC to improve their win-loss record to 1-2.

Menina ended up with 19 points and seven assists while Tosh Sesay had 18 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and a block. John Jabello flirted with a double-double of 10 point and nine rebounds to go with four assists while Paul Galinato came off the bench and scored 10.

UC got off to a fantastic start and led, 17-6, after the first before UV fought back to seize the lead, 34-30, at halftime. However, the Webmasters came out of the dugout — presumably after a fierce talking-to from head coach Yayoy Alcoseba — with renewed focus to outscore the Green Lancers, 26-13, with 11 points coming from Sesay, to grab the driver’s seat, 56-47.

UV tried to rally and came to within six, 55-61, after a pull-up jumper from Gabriel Cometa with 4:30 to go. But Menina retaliated with a stepback, corner triple and a transition lay-up to bring UC’s lead back up to nine, 66-57, with 3:17 remaining.

Jancork Cabahug was the lone player to reach double-figures for UV — which dropped to 1-1 — with 14 points.


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