UC teams retain Cesafi bids alive

10:14 PM October 3rd, 2017

Frederick Elombi of the UC site owners soars for a layup in a semis game in opposition t USJ-R at the Cebu Coliseum.CDN picture/CHRISTIAN MANINGO

The school of Cebu (UC) seized the day as its high school and collegiate basketball squads prolonged their respective campaigns for a day longer with rousing wins over their counterparts from the tuition of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) at the beginning of the playoffs within the 17th Cesafi basketball event remaining night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The webmasters dealt the Jaguars in an eighty one-70 loss to force a winner-take-all fit within the semifinals of the college division.

The Junior site owners, having said that, moved up within the stepladder playoffs in the high faculty competitors after ousting the child Jaguars, 87-seventy three.in the college video game, UC became the tide in its prefer late within the first half with a searing 15-four run sparked with the aid of Cameroonian powerhouse Frederick Elombi, John Jabello and Justine Dacalos, to move to the dugout with a 46-34 abilities.

The webmasters then stepped on the fuel even more in the third, which they ended with a buzzer-beating nook jumper through JR Puerto to give them an excellent 20-element lead, sixty eight-forty eight, heading to the last canto.

An 18-3 run by using the Jaguars late within the fourth introduced the margin to a respectable stage after it grew to a excessive of 26.

UC's native crew stepped up in a tremendous method as Puerto put up 20 points, 5 rebounds and three blocks. For the first time this season, Elombi took a backseat as he had simply 19 markers, 10 rebounds and three steals.

Joren Tagudin drained three triples en route to scoring 14 while Jabello introduced 12. Lead preserve Justine Dacalos tallied 11 facets, seven boards, five dimes and five steals to help the webmasters send the semis in shape-up to a do-or-die online game this Saturday.

UC's protection also performed a key role in getting them the win as they held leading MVP contender Jaybie Mantilla to just 13 facets on a woeful three-of-12 clip. His runningmate, RJ Dinolan, fared no superior as he had just 10, and ignored eight of his 11 attempts.

in the high faculty game, UC broke the game huge open with a major 14-3 run that gave them an 83-65 lead with beneath 5 minutes left in the online game.

John Bryl Cuyos and Allan Pelegrino sparked that online game-breaking rally as they accounted for all however a single factor to help UC get the crucial win.

Their prize? A date with the four-time defending champions SHS-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles in what's basically a rematch of the finals in every of the last two seasons.

Making the task even more daunting is the twice-to-beat bonus that the Eagles might be armed with in the match-up.

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