THE University of San Carlos were simply too good for the Cebu Institute of Technology as the Warriors picked their second win, 72-62, to gain solo second place in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) collegiate basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last night.
It was the second-quarter blast of the Warriors that set the tempo of the game.
The Wildcats played their hearts out and managed to keep the Warriors at bay in the first period when they had a 16-11 lead. But that ended when Ian Ortega suddenly caught fire for USC and scored 12 of the team’s 14 points in the second period, while Cameroonian center Shooster Olago added six for a 39-32 lead at the half.
Despite the efforts of Joshua Dela Cerna, USC protected the lead in the entire second half and improve to 2-1 in the team standing, CIT-U finished its first round of elimination campaign with a 2-3 card.
Olago added 12 points and Congolese Espoir Toyambi had 11 points for USC. Dela Cerna finished with the game high 17 points and Steven Bucao added with 14. CIT-U’s second leading scorer Allan Dimco was limited to just nine points.
In the high school games, the CIT-U Wildkittens scored their second straight win 78-73 win over the University of Cebu Baby Webmasters.
In the opening game, the University of Southern Philippines Foundation Baby Panthers were simply too much for the Don Bosco Technological Center Greywolves as they scored an easy 91-42 victory.