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Warriors topple Jaguars in all-Cebu duel

  • Written by Ed Andaya
  • Published in Basketball
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UNIVERSITY of San Carlos shocked erstwhile unbeaten University of San Jose Recoletos, 87-77, and
University of the Visayas toppled University of Southern Philippines Foundation, 88-87, in an all-Cebu
battles in the 2nd Asian Pacific University Games (APUG) basketball tournament in Cebu City.

The wins enabled USC and UV to join USJR  in a three-way tie for the lead going into the
penultimate round of the  prestigious  week-long  tournament organized by the Asia Pacific University
Sports Union (APUSU) president Alvin Tai Lian and secretary general Mustaza Ahmad of Malaysia 

John Saycon and Malcolm Tan provided the 1-2 scoring punch for the Warriors, who made the
clutch baskets during a decisive battle against the Jaguars to secure their third straight win after
an opening-day setback.
    
Saycon and Tan finished with 13 points apiece for USC,  which dropped a 78-92 match to UV last
Dec. 6.

Ralph Jude Dinolan and Cris Galvez led the Jaguars with 20 points  apiece.
    
UV relied on Jerome Napao (27 points),  Rey Suerte (22) and Sheidon Gahi (11) to frustrate
USPF in another all-Cebu encounter.

Lyndon Colina had 20  points and Winston Jay Ynot had 11 points for the Panthers,  who dropped
to 2-2.
    
Jiangxi Provincial Pingxiang College-China edged  Universiti Teknologi MARA-Malaysia, 68-66,
to barge into  the  win  column after three straight losses.
    
Earlier Saturday, UiTM-Malaysia captured four of the five golds at stake in badminton at the
Montebello Villa Hotel Racquet Zone courts.
    
Steve Robert of UiTM-Malaysia and Nurul Syuhaidah Norazmi of UiTM-Malaysia stamped their class
to capture the gold medals in  both the men’s and women’s  singles in badminton.
    
Robert defeated Angelo Ouano of USJR and  compatriot Nik Ahmad Azfar Bin Mazlan in the men’s
singles, while Norazmi edged compatriot Nur Adilah Adiman and Jenny Rose Ramirez of Universityof  Cebu
in the women’s singles.
    
Alfred Armamento and Peter Jester Almirol of USJR saved the day for the Filipinos by bagging
the gold medal in the men’s doubles event in badminton.
    
Dexter Opalla and Nino Jay Quindao of UC  setteled for the silver medal.
    
Also winning their matches for Malaysia were Nurazmi and Adiman, who beat Charmaine Villa and
Soon Kim of USJR and Elloise Marie Canillo and Nester Tapalles of UC in the women’s doubles; and
Mazlan and  Norami, who defeated Paolo Mangubat and Agatha Cristine Amante of  USJR and  Christian  
Urot and Allinette Rojas of UC in the  mixed doubles.
    
The event is  being held  thru APUG organizing committee chairman Atty. Baldomero Estenzo of
University of Cebu and deputy chairman Prof. Robert Milton Calo and supported  by the Federation of
School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP), Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP)
and Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI).

The other members of the organizing committee are secretary Cecil Sarmiento, Jessica
Honoridez, Gil Reglo, Fructuso Raytos and Cherrylyn Raytos.
    
The scores:
    
First game
    
Jiangxi (68) -- Xiaoyang 34, Zhenkang 10, Guixian 8, Zihan 7, Heran 2, Jingchao 2.
    
UiTM-Malaysia (66) -- Mokles 15, Sarif 15, Zakaria 9, Boshan 6, Monzaniman 6, Fadzil 6, Radzi
4, Kamal 3, Anuar 2.
    
Quarterscores: 9-7, 28-18, 44-46, 68-66.
    
Second game
    
UV (88) -- Napao 27, Suerte 22, Gahi 11, Segumpa 6, Cabahug 5, Soliva 4,Maestre 3, Delator 3,
Saga 2, Butuhan 2.
    
USPF (87) -- Colina 20, Ynot  11, Villarta 10, Sastrillas 8, Avancina 7, Quiachon 5, Mendez 5,
Cuyos 5, Sarahina 5, Alocillo 4, Cabahug 3, Cada 3.
    
Third game
    
USC (87)  -- Saycon 13, Tan 13, Mangubat 12, Rabat 9, Labiste 6, Trangia 6, Cabanog 6, Marata
5, Divinagracia 5, Ecarma 3, Langres 1.
    
USJR (77) -- Dinolan 20, Galvez 20, Pacanuayan 9, Mantilla 9, Peromingan 7,  Gastaforv4,
Navarra 4,  Ubalde 2,  Calang 2.