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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.