USPF Panthers prevail over USJ-R Jaguars at start of Minglanilla Christmas League

The ceremonial toss to mark the opening of the 2019 Minglanilla Mayor's Cup Inter-Collegiate Christmas League is presided over by Minglanilla municipal administrator, Concordio Mejias. (Jun Migallen)

THE University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers kicked off the 2019 Minglanilla Mayor's Cup Inter-Collegiate Christmas League with a 91-79 win over the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars at the Minglanilla Sports Complex on Saturday, December 7, 2019. USPF’s American student-athlete, Sameen Swint, led the way for the Panthers with 27 points including several shots in crunchtime that took the fight out of the Jaguars, which actually took a 74-72 lead only to fizzle down the stretch. Neon Chavez added 16 while Karl Langahin punched in 16 markers. The Scores USPF (91) - Swint 27, Chavez 16, Langahin 14, Mendez 9, Cuizon 7, Aguilar 5, Colina 4, Garong 4, Patalinhug 3. USJ-R (79) - Echavez 16, Abarquez 13, Gilbuena 13, Tabio 13, Minoza 8, Rodriguez 8, Guibao 8, Pascua 3.


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