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
The Jaguars’ four-point win over the Lancers and 10-point loss to the Warriors gave them -
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
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.
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.
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?
Quarterscores: 29-10, 62-23, 97-31, 109-42.
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.