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Lancers, Warriors dispute Asia-Pacific crown

  • Written by Ed Andaya
  • Published in Other Sports
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IT will be an all-Cebu finals, as expected.

University of the Visayas clobbered Jiangxi Piangxiang Experimental School of China, 109-42,
while University of San Carlos outplayed  University of Southern Philippines Foundation, 92-75, to
arrange  a winner-take-all title showdown in the  2nd Asian Pacific  University Games  (APUG)
basketball  tournament at  the Cebu Coliseum.
    
UV and USC finished in a three-way tie for first place with University of  San Jose Recoletos  
with  similar  4-1  win-loss records at  the  end of the elimination round in this six-team, three
nation tournament organized by the Asia-Pacific Union (APUSU) in cooperation  with  the  Federation  
of  School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP.

USJR  overpowered Universiti Teknologi  of   MARA-Malaysia, 91-47, for a  4-1  win-loss slate.
    
But the Lancers and the Warriors clinched the teo finals berths due to higher tiebreak scores
over the Jaguars.
    
The Lancers won by 14 points over the Warriors (92-78) and lost by only four points to the
Jaguars (78-82)  for +10.
    
The Warriors won by 10 points over the Jaguars (87-77)and lost by 14  points to the Lancers
for -4.
    
The Jaguars’ four-point win over the  Lancers and 10-point loss to  the Warriors gave  them -
6.
         
USPF  Panthers finished  fourth  with  a  2-3 record,  followed  by  Jiangxi  with 1-4 and  
UiTM with  0-5.
    
The Chinese defeated  the Malaysians, 68-66, last Saturday.
    
Tristan Albina provided  the offensive   muscle  for  the  Lancers with a  game-high 31 points
against his  younger  and  less-experienced Chinese  defenders.
    
Sheldon Gahi added 13.
    
Kang Heran  carried  the  fight for  the  Chinese with  10  markers.
    
Four players, led by Froilan Mangubat, finished  in double figures  for  the  Warriors,  who
led from   start to finish in beating the Panthers.
    
Mangubat  topscored  with 18 points, including  five  triples.
    
Joshua Magic Marta, Kurt  Ian   Trangia  and   Leo Labiste  each scored 10 points.
    
The  Panthers were led by Lyndon Colina, who fired 17 points; and Clyde  Avancena,  who  added
11 points.
    
USJR drew double-digit scores f rom  Jaybie Mantila ( 16 points),  Juan  Miguel  Gastador
(11),   and  John Jeffrey Calang  (10)  to keep  UiTM winless in  five matches.
    
The  tournament is being held in cooperation with the Basketball Association of the
Philippines  (BAP), Cebu Schools   Athletic Foundation  (CESAFI)  and the  Cebu City govenrment.   
    
The  APUG organizing committee is headed by chairman Atty. Baldomero Estenzo  of University of
Cebu and  deputy chairman Prof. Robert Milton Calo.         
    
The other members of the organizing committee are secretary Cecil Sarmiento, Jessica
Honoridez, Gil  Reglo, Fructuso Raytos and Cherrylyn Raytos.
    
The  scores:
 
First game
    
USJR  (91) -- Mantilla 16, Gastador 11,  Calang 10, Pacanauyan 10,  Ubalde  9,  Nebril 8,
Navarra 7,  Nunez 7,  Peromingan 4,  Morre 3, Dinolan 2,  Galvez 2.
    
UiTM (47) -- Boshan 17, Mokles 12, Anuar 8, Sarif 6, Zakaria 4, Kamal 3.
    
Quarterscores: 23-10, 47-23, 75-31, 91-47.
    
Second game
    
UV (109) --  Albina 31, Gahi 13, Villaceran  10, Napao 10, Saga  9, Segumpa 6,  Soliva 6,
Suerte  6, Butuhan 6, Maestre 2.
    
Jiangxi (42) -- Heran 10, Dianzinon 9, Xiamon 5, Guixian 4, Jingchao 3, Yuqi 3, Chengxiang 2,  
Zhenghu 2, Xubin 2?

Zhengkan 2.
    
Quarterscores: 29-10, 62-23, 97-31, 109-42.
    
Third game
    
USC (92) -- Mangubat 18, Labiste 10, Marata 10, Labiste 10, Tan 9, Cananog 8, Langres 7,
Aranas 6, Saycon 5, Divinagracia 4, Rabat 3, Ecarma 2.
    
USPF (75) -- Colina 17, Avancena 11, Batac 9, Ynot 9, Quiachon 3, Mangyao 3, Alocillo 3, Cada
2, Sastrillas 2.
    
Quarterscores: 20-9, 49-26, 74-53, 92-75.