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amdgc82
07-31-2010, 09:04 AM
10th CESAFI season on today
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated July 31, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - The 10th season of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) is being guaranteed as the most explosive that never happened in the past with a stadium-rocking and never-seen-before opening ceremonies to amaze the crowd as the member schools led by nine-time champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers will continue in their quest for Power and Dominance in consonance with this year’s theme as the games will start today at the Cebu Coliseum.

Formal hostilities will follow after the grand opening program which will be preceded by a holy mass to be officiated by Rev. Fr. Enrico Peter Silab, OAR with co-celebrants from other priests belonging from the member schools.

Joevin Eusebio, the marketing head of the CESAFI, said that with the help of the latest technology, this year’s opening is close to match the opening of the UAAP and the NCAA in Manila and it will not take a long time the CESAFI opening alone could give its own identity.

As expected, the opening program will showcase Cebu’s rich cultural tradition and those will be interpreted through different dance numbers billed as “Cebu the Festival Island.” Eight member schools will be performing and will flaunt their best talents.

Apart from dancing, the CESAFI will also choose the Miss CESAFI 2010 for the collegiate and high school divisions.

There’s a lot more to expect in the CESAFI 10th season under its president Engr. Rolando Villa representing the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USP-F). The commissioner is Felix Tiukinhoy, Jr.

One thing that is remarkable is the augmentation of the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons and their lineup have been beefed up to avoid humiliation of being the most-taunted team in the league having been massacred in all those games last year.

The Dragons new coach Jerry Jaranilla assured that those routs last year will never happen this season and by just scoring one game they will make school history.The most prominent acquisition for the Dragons is Johnmar Lou Regidor, son of ex-pro and former USC Warrior Lou Regidor.

They are pitted against the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu in the 4:30 pm opener. Last year proved to be a promising season for Sacred Heart where they went off to a hot start only to falter in their last three remaining games and bowed out of the tournament.

In the lone collegiate match, the USPF Panthers will take on the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats. – THE FREEMAN

amdgc82
07-31-2010, 08:06 PM
Revitalized CEC to play vs SHS in Cesafi opener
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 10:10:00 07/31/2010
Filed Under: Basketball

Games today:

Cebu Coliseum

4 p.m. – SHS-AdC vs. CEC

5:30 p.m. – CIT vs. USPF

All those months of preparation will finally be put to the test for the Cebu Eastern College Dragons as they open the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc (CESAFI) basketball tournament with a match-up against the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles in the juniors division today at the Cebu Coliseum.

Also making their respective debuts this season are the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers and the Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats who will tangle in the seniors division at 5:30 pm.

The Dragons are hoping the reap the fruits of their labor after revamping the team that had a disastrous campaign last season that saw them lose by more than 100 points on two occasions.

With the help of the school alumni, notable Chester Cokaliong and Sammy Sia, the Dragons have amassed a respectable crew bent on redeeming the school's name and reputation.

Expected to lead the squad are Nike Montalvo and former University of San Carlos and University of Cebu standout James Sumayang.

The Eagles, on the other hand, will be playing without star center Kris Porter, who is already with the Ateneo de Manila juniors team. However, they still have a loaded team built around Adven Diputado and Adrian Muller.

In the seniors division, the Wildcats and the Panthers are aiming for a win that will kick off their bid to make it to the upper echelon of the league. USPF still has a solid crew led by power forward Fritz Dajalos, wingman Ellison Rivera and the high-flying Elwyn Durano. CIT will counter with super sophomore Chester Curso, Arnel Ipang and veteran point guard Karenrick dela Cerna.

amdgc82
08-01-2010, 06:34 AM
CESAFI at 10
BLEACHER TALK By Rico Navarro (The Freeman)
Updated August 01, 2010 12:00 AM

Power and dominance. These are two strong words that the CESAFI is using as a theme for its tenth year. Is it proper, timely and correct?For starters, there is no doubt that the CESAFI is easily the biggest show in the local basketball circuit. No other basketball activity is bigger and draws the kind of following that the CESAFI brings with it. The Cebu Coliseum is filled to the rafters at every playoff game, especially the semis and finals. At yesterday’s launch, the annual “Palabas” and opening program filled up the Cebu Coliseum as it does every year, followed by two games. And so through the months of August, September and early October, the talk of the town will always be about CESAFI basketball. The plots to follow this season are 1) whether or not the University of the Visayas (UV) can score a tenth straight championship and 2) if Junmar Fajardo can finally take UC to the top and break the nine-year dominance of UV. Powerful and dominant the CESAFI is on local shores indeed.

If you want to stretch it further, we can already assume that the CESAFI is also the biggest outside of Manila. No other league in the Vismin and the rest of Luzon can probably match CESAFI’s power. And this brings us to next logical step. Where are we, when compared to the UAAP and NCAA, the acknowledged 1-2 punch of all collegiate leagues in the country? Power and dominance will now have to be taken to the next level unless the CESAFI is already content with just being a big fish in a small pond. As a benchmark, we already see how popular the UAAP and NCAA are in terms of reach. They are no longer just Manila-based leagues. Both have a nationwide clout that has fans following the La Salle-Ateneo rivalry from Luzon to Mindanao. Nationwide TV coverage over ABS-CBN has been a big boost to build each its own brand and we now see how they’ve even grown to outdo the PBA in terms of live and TV audience numbers. Now isn’t that power? Dominance?

This is where the CESAFI finds itself as it enters its tenth year. And it’s only proper that the power and dominance theme now be taken a notch higher. CESAFI Commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy Jr. has mentioned that he’d like to see the CESAFI excel at the national level, more particularly at the Philippine Collegiate Champions’ League (PCCL). It’s the only venue where the best of the best from all over the country converge to determine who’s who in college ball. Unfortunately for us, our performance has regressed ever since the Champions’ League was launched. UV made it to the Final Four twice (thrice if I’m not mistaken), but the past two years haven’t been kind. All of CESAFI’s teams were eliminated in the first round (Sweet 16) of the PCCL last season, including the UV Lancers. If there’s an upside to it, at least we now know where we stand. Let’s just see this as a major opportunity area that needs to be addressed so that we can take CESAFI’s power and dominance to where it really counts the most: up there with the big boys. The next step to take is developing the activities and programs that will take us there.

Are we up to the challenge? The irony of it all is that this shouldn’t be a case of only the CESAFI doing it all. This demands a more comprehensive approach that includes grassroots development, a comprehensive calendar of basketball activities (similar to that of Manila) and massive recruitment. Grassroots development down to the youth age groups will provide a venue for potential talents to hone themselves in a wide base of basketball activities, inter-school or otherwise. This should be supported by basketball activities galore since competitions are the most effective way of bringing out the best in our talents. Recruitment is now a must, especially since Cebu doesn’t have the monopoly of all the best players in the south. There are more talents out there who still haven’t been given the break to show their stuff. Let’s find them, bring them over and help them develop their talent and skills. Are we ready to do all these?

Good luck and bon voyage. CESAFI’s power and dominance has now taken a new route.

amdgc82
08-01-2010, 06:36 AM
Dragons spew fire at last
By GGM (The Freeman)
Updated August 01, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - The Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons made school history yesterday by scoring their first victory in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) and any major Cebu tournament for that matter.

The Dragons are laughing stock no more, at least as of last night when they mauled the Sacred Heart School (SHS)-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles, 87-70, at the opening of the 10th CESAFI season at the Cebu Coliseum.

Rookie coach Jerry Jaranilla said after the game, "it's a great feeling winning our first victory. It's an honor to our school."

Jaranilla traveled across the Visayas and Mindanao to scout for players and took four players from Bacolod in Nike Montalvo, who led the offense with 22 points, Roy Vincent Villarias, Luther Nuevos and Marven Bauya and brought in three players from Davao in Benjamin James Zosa, Mark Anthony Olayon and Jefferson Janes Roxas. The second top scorer James Neil Sumayang, who fired 15 points, hails from Bogo.

Jaranilla said that they imposed discipline to their players and housed them in one room.

For his part, coaching staff member Sammy Sia said that were a little bit pressured whether they could actually translate their wins in tune-up games into a victory in actual games so that they can prove their detractors wrong.

The investment that the school has been receiving from their alumni through Chester Cokaliong also proved to be a big help in transforming the team that has always been massacred in the past but now they are having a reversal of fortune.

Just as the game started, the Dragons already showed some significant changes as they scored the first basket courtesy of Johnmar Lou Regidor, son of ex-pro Lou Regidor, and they outhustled the Magis Eagles at the post.

One thing that they improved was their fastbreak because when they could hardly cross the midcourt last year under coach Rex Salvaña, they were the more elusive than the Eagles' pointguards in the likes of Brady Bacaltos, Adven Jess Diputado and Henry Renzar Asilum.

From a 44-38 edge at halftime, the Dragons ended the third period with a 68-58 lead on a three-point play by Regidor.

Their largest lead, however, stood at 19 points, 85-66, in the final 1:21 of the contest on Olayons' lay-up.

As of presstime last night, the University of southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers and the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats were still playing in the lone collegiate match scheduled for the day.

The scores

CEC (87) -Montalvo 22, Sumayang 15, Olayon 13, Regidor 9, Zosa 8, Villarias 7, Bauya 5, Sypongco 3, Abecia 3, Villarosa 2, Nuevos 2

SHS-J (70) - Muller 18, Diputado 10, Bacaltos 8, Cadavis 8, Asilum 7, Abbu 5, Sing 5, Suarez 5, Ochea 2, Tecson 2.
Halftime: 44-38 (FREEMAN)

amdgc82
08-01-2010, 06:40 AM
Who’s laughing now? Dragons skin Eagles alive in Cesafi
Sunday, August 1, 2010
By Marian C. Baring

FOR the second straight year, the Cebu Eastern College Dragons shocked everyone in their Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. debut.

Last year, it was due to their lackluster play, resulting in a 131-point rout.

This year, the CEC Dragons pulled another surprise—a pleasant one that had everybody in awe.

Everyone was expecting for the Cebu Eastern College to fail miserably but the Dragons disappointed them as they posted their first victory in the Cesafi, trouncing the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, 87-70, yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

“First win. What a great way to start the season,” said head coach Jerry Jaranilla.

The beefed-up Dragons showed spunk that wasn’t there before, which surprised even coach Jaranilla.

“We were actually surprised because we did not expect them to gel this well especially since we only got to play in tune-up games,” said Jaranilla.

Ridicule

CEC bore the brunt of ridicule in last year’s Cesafi, losing by more than 100 points twice. The team has since overhauled its lineup, getting the services of high school stalwarts from as far as Iloilo, Davao and Bogo.

“We have trained for a long time to prepare for this and we hope things work out well for us,” said Jaranilla.

Sammy Sia, team manager, said the tension started to build up as the Cesafi date came closer, only because a lot of people were counting on them to perform well.

“The detractors can say whatever they want. The team would rather think about those who are expecting for us to do well,” said Sia. “If we have redeemed ourselves from last year’s performance, it is yet to be seen. This is just the first game.”

It took CEC a little time before they could adjust to playing with a noisy crowd but once they did, they took the game by storm.

CEC first took control of the game in the second period behind Nike Montalvo, who scored eight straight points for 44-38 at halftime. Mark Olayon padded CEC’s win to 10, 48-38, when he scored four straight points at the opening of the second period.

Ateneo came to within four, 48-44, but CEC quickly answered and managed to pad its lead to 17.

Montalvo led the scorers with 22 points, while James Neil Sumayang and Olayon added 15 and 13 respectively. Adrian Muller topped Ateneo’s scorers with 18.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 1, 2010.

fujitsu
08-01-2010, 11:21 AM
Kaya pala naubos lahat ng players ng Holychild School of Davao, lumipat na dyan sa Cebu. Goodluck to them.

amdgc82
08-02-2010, 08:04 AM
UV Lancers maul Greywolves
By GGM (The Freeman)
Updated August 02, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – Defending champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers last night scored a 91-48 demolition of the Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Greywolves in a boring collegiate match of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) at the Cebu Coliseum.

Without the 6-foot-11 center Gregory Slaughter for the first time to bolster their bid for an unprecedented 10th title in a row, the Lancers were still in their usual deadly form and even their rookies are showing a lot of promise.

In fact, it was rookie forward RG Rios who topscored for the Lancers with his 16-point haul.

Jerome Silva was the other Lancer who finished in double figures with 10.

Only Airell Tirado showed some offensive prowess for the Greywolves scoring 14 points.

The Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats, the other day, escaped with a 76-74 victory against the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers.

It was the three-pointer by Christian Floyd Taboada that lifted CIT to victory, but the 32-point explosion of sophomore Chester Curso that mattered most. Fritz Dajalos, who finished with 23 points, topscored for the Panthers who could have won the game but Randy Avila bungled his point-blank lay-up on a nicely-executed play after a great escape from his defender.

While the Lancers coasted to an easy win, their junior counterparts dropped their first game of the season due to forfeiture in favor of the CIT Wildkittens. The reason was because coach Delfin Pepito Jr. didn't know their schedule.

In the other juniors match, the USPF Baby Panthers salvaged a precarious 69-64 win over the USJ-R Baby Jaguars.

Joshua Corcilles and Rommel Diapera served as the one-two punch for the Baby Panthers as they tallied 20 and 19 points, respectively. (THE FREEMAN)

amdgc82
08-02-2010, 08:07 AM
First controversy
Sunday, August 1, 2010
By Marian C. Baring

THE Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) vowed to keep the 2010 season controversy-free. But just two days into the season, that’s no longer possible.

Cesafi got the season’s first predicament when the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers forfeited their first game because according to coach Jun Pepito, they did not receive a copy of the schedule of games.

The UV Baby Lancers were originally scheduled to play on Tuesday but that game was moved to yesterday—and they failed to show up.

Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy, who had to deal with a string of controversies last year, could only shake his head in disbelief with the latest issue.

“We have been in basketball for a long time and to be given that kind of excuse is just disappointing,” said Tiukinhoy.

Black eye

Tiukinhoy added the UV team was well-represented during their meetings. The schedule of the games was given to college team assistant coach Al Solis last Wednesday.

“He (Pepito) does not have an excuse. Aside from that, we faxed the schedules to their respective schools, we had the opening ceremony yesterday (Saturday) and all the other teams knew of their schedules. It was announced every so often as well and on top of that, the newspapers carried the schedules. They can’t be the only one not to know about it,” said Tiukinhoy. “We thought we had everything covered when we made sure there are no longer any gray areas but this is something new. There aren’t any sanctions because this is not in the Fiba rules.”

If UV’s high school team gave it a black eye, the school can take comfort in its senior team, which is aiming for an unprecedented 10th straight title.

The Green Lancers started their campaign on a high note after handing the Don Bosco College Greywolves their breakfast, lunch and dinner, 91-48, at the Cebu Coliseum.

The win showed the Green Lancers are still much of a force even without their Fil-Am center Greg Slaughter, who is now in Manila.

Rookie RJ Rios led UV with 16 points.

In the other high school game, the University of Southern Philippines escaped the University of San Jose-Recoletos, 69-64.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 2, 2010.

amdgc82
08-03-2010, 07:33 AM
BITTERSWEET FOR UV
Seniors squad routs Don Bosco
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 09:32:00 08/02/2010

The nine-time seniors division champions University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers underscored their fiery intent to capture an unprecedented 10th straight crown as they trashed the Don Bosco College Greywolves, 91-48, yesterday in the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

But while UV's senior team flourished, their junior counterparts suffered a disaster as they forfeited their first game after they failed to show up for their game against the reigning champions Cebu Institute of Technology Wildkittens, which was scheduled at 1 pm. It was the first time that a team forfeited its game for absence from the playing venue in league history.

According to UV juniors head coach Delfin Pepito, he did know about the change in schedule. Their game was originally scheduled on Aug. 24 but was moved to yesterday.

“Wala ko kadawat sa new schedule. Wala sad jud ko gi-inform maski through text lang na ilang gi-change ang schedule. Diha man sad unta ko pag-opening, wala sad ko sultihi,” Pepito said in a text message.

The seniors' team though, made up for the juniors team debacle as they established their dominance from the opening tip.

In the last game of the opening playdate Saturday, the CIT Wildcats edged the University of Southern Philippines Foundation Panthers, 76-74, while the USPF Baby Panthers eked past the University of San Jose-Recoletos Baby Jaguars, 69-64.

amdgc82
08-03-2010, 07:34 AM
Litorja powers SWU past USJ-R
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 03, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – The Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras banked on the endgame resiliency of sweet-shooting guard Cris Litorja to shackle the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R), 65-59, in the third playdate of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) basketbal season the other night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Litorja's crucial basket in the final 15 seconds of the contest gave the Cobras under new head coach Bong Begontes a 63-59 breather.

In the return play, Jaguars' rookie playmaker Benjamin John Capillar was whistled for an offensive foul against Aard Diango, who then calmly sank his twin gift shots to seal the deal for SWU.

Litorja finished with only six points but his late explosion mattered most for the Cobras. When the Jaguars were down by just two points, 59-61, Litorja first made a save a few meters away from their goal and then made another retrieval near their bench, allowing the Cobras to waste a few seconds.

Moments later, Litorja was left wide open for a jumpshot that rolled through the rim to the delight of the pro-SWU supporters.

Armed with Rene Pacquiao and Clifford Maguate in their defensive frontline, the Cobras overpowered the Jaguars at the painted area where they had several blockshots that even USJ-R big man Kurt Amores struggled scoring only seven points.

Diango, who filled in the vacuum left by Eliud Poligrates, led the Cobras with 16 points, while Pacquiao and Maguate tossed in 3 and 10 marker, respectively.

As evident of how emphatic the Cobras' stonewall defense against the Jaguars was, no USJ-R player finished in double figures as top gunners Jun Lapiz and Edwin Bibera managed only nine points apiece. (THE FREEMAN)

amdgc82
08-03-2010, 07:40 AM
Another black eye
Monday, August 2, 2010
By Marian C. Baring

EVEN before it could get over the initial shock of the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers’ forfeiture of their first match of the season, the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) has to deal with another one as the University of San Carlos has decided to skip their match today at the Cebu Coliseum.

What’s worse, USC may skip the rest of their games this season.

The Warriors are supposed to play the University of Cebu tonight but the team decided to forfeit it because their already depleted nine-man lineup has been reduced further by injuries and illness.

Giovanni Padillo is still recuperating from a fractured right hand, while Mike Cantonao has chicken pox.

USC failed to come up with a 15-man roster because the rest of their players failed to pass the academic requirements.

“We decided to skip the game because we are very undermanned.

We only have seven players. We may even have to forfeit other games if our appeal will not be approved,” said head coach Mike Reyes after their meeting with USC VP for administration Fr. Ernesto Lagura.

USC is waiting for the Cesafi board to approve their appeal to allow them to field four of the players who were earlier declared ineligible.

“We decided to skip the game because we are very undermanned.

Man up and play

Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy said the current wave of forfeitures is overwhelming and embarrassing especially after he said he was hoping this will be a worry-free season.

“I stand corrected. There are very many issues to tackle,” said Tiukinhoy.

He added he was disappointed with USC’s decision.

“We do not have rules on the minimum number of players and they have enough to play. We are trying to promote sports development here. They should man up and play,” said Tiukinhoy.

Tiukinhoy even mentioned how the Cebu Eastern College stood its ground last season despite pathetic results.

“We saw CEC last year and how they bounced back from it,” said Tiukinhoy.

The CEC Dragons were the laughing stock of the Cesafi last year after losing by more than 100 points in two games but was able to win by 17 in their opening match this year.

However, Tiukinhoy said he still expects USC to compete in their other scheduled matches.

Meanwhile, the Southwestern University Cobras proved that even without star player Eliud Poligrates, they still have enough in their arsenal to cause devastation, as they defeated the University of San Jose-Recoletos, 65-59, last Sunday.

Poligrates was banned for life from the league for playing in another tournament. But without him, the Cobras were still able to fend for themselves with the leadership of Arrd Django.

Django scored 15 points and four assists, while Rene Pacquiao added 13 with 10 rebounds.

Today, the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers will try to make up for their blunder last Sunday when they failed to show up for their scheduled match. They will be taking on the University of San Carlos Baby Warriors at 4:30 p.m.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 3, 2010.

amdgc82
08-03-2010, 09:23 AM
SWU OUTLASTS USJR
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:42:00 08/03/2010

Games today:
Cebu Coliseum

4:30 p.m. – USC vs. UV
6 p.m. – USC vs. UC

The Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras showed that they have enough venom left in their fangs as they outlasted the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, 65-59, in the seniors division of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament late Sunday evening at the Cebu Coliseum.

With their star player from seasons before Eliud Poligrates, relegated to cheering from the bleachers as a result of a lifetime ban from the league, the Cobras built a 10-point lead in the third period and got some gritty plays from Chris Litorja and Ardd Django down the stretch to hack out the hard-earned victory.

The game was tightly contested between the two teams but the Cobras of new head coach Bong Bigontes created some separation behind the efforts of veteran guard Django, who scored six points in a fiery 9-0 run that gave them a 47-37 lead late in the third period.

But the Jaguars fought back and got the lead down to just two on several occassions, the last being at 59-61, after a basket by Abulaiz Suliman with just 55 seconds left in the game. On the next possession, though, Litorja came up with two incredible plays, first saving the ball from going out of bounds to keep the possession, and then, canning a crucial jumpshot from the right wing that gave SWU a 63-59 edge with 28 ticks left on the clock.

Django paced the Cobras with 15 points and four assists while center Rene Pacquiao had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. No player on the USJ-R side managed to score in twin digits.

Meanwhile, the juniors squad of the University of the Visayas (UV) aim for redemption from their first game disaster when they take on the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors in the curtain-raiser today at 4:30 p.m.

The UV Baby Lancers forfeited their first game last Sunday against the defending champions Cebu Institute of Technology Wildkittens after they failed to show up at the scheduled time.

amdgc82
08-03-2010, 09:41 AM
USC expected to forfeit game against UC today
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:47:00 08/03/2010

So much for a season without any controversies.

With the brand new season just two days old,

the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament is expected to have its second-ever forfeiture after the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors sent word to the commissioner's office that they will not be playing in their scheduled game today against the University of Cebu Webmasters.

The stunning development comes a day after the first forfeiture of the tournament happened when the University of theVisayas Baby Lancers failed to be at the venue for their 1 pm match against the Cebu Institute of Technology Wildkittens.

The Warriors, with their already-depleted lineup composed of nine players whittled further down to a seven-man crew because of injuries to two key players, are not keen on playing since they do not want to risk their players' health.

According to a letter sent to Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy by USC vice president for administration Fr. Ernesto Lagura, SVD, the USC Warriors team will not be playing today because they do not want to subject their seven-man roster to any more “strenuous activities.”

What was originally a nine-man squad already hampered by the disqualification of several of their key recruits and players became seven because of a fractured hand suffered by star wingman Giovanni Padillo, which will sideline him for six to eight weeks. Reserve guard Mike Cantonao is also sidelined because of chicken pox.

“If we have seven players. Hindi na kami maglalaro bukas (today). It might also go for several games if they don't give us an answer to our appeal,” said USC head coach Mike Reyes, referring to the squads' appeal to the Cesafi board of trustees that four of their originally-disqualified players be allowed to play pending the processing of the necessary documents.

thadzonline
08-03-2010, 10:16 AM
USC to forfeit its game against UC today.

Reason given: only 7 players can play.

Sign of protest?

I think its really unfair for USC, the media somehow portraying them as delinquents that did not submit the documents/comply with the CeSAFI requirements without stating entire facts:

Jacques Andre Bautista(5'9, Point Guard)
Reason for disqualification: He only took 12 units last semester
*This may be true but the rule states he only needs to be enrolled in 15 units for the semester of the CURRENT school year. We are yet on the first semester of the current school year so the second semester should not be basis. Further CeSAFI rule 1.6 states that in the event that a player did not enroll in the previous sem, he is still qualified as long as he passed 60% of his subjects in the last 2 semesters where he was enrolled. Meaning to say, with the case in point, it would have been better for Bautista to have not enrolled in the second semester so he would qualify.

Moreover, the reason why Bautista only enrolled in 12 units last semester is because that is all he could take towards completion of his degree, all being prerequisites. In fact, USC submitted to the commissioner a certification from the school registrar attesting to this fact.

Eddie Bakker(6'2, Power Forward)
Reason for disqualification: 7 years out of high school rule
*Eddie Bakker completed his high school studies in Canada August of 2003. While that is true, there is no way he would be eligible to play in the first semester of 2003-2004 since at its maximum, USC enrolment closes late June or early July in the most extreme of cases. So technically, Bakker is only 6 and 1/2 years removed out of high school, 1 semester short of completing the 7 years.

Alfie Amarante(6'2 Wing)
Teegee Napolitano(6'2 Post/Wing)
Reason for disqualification: Transcript of Records from West Leyte College not submitted
*Amarante and Napolitano transferred fro WLC to USC in June. In most schools, TOR processing usually takes at least 3 weeks to process. Given the volume work school staff do at the opening of a school year, it could take longer. So the earliest Amarante and Napolitano could have their TOR forwarded to
USC would have been after the deadline set by CeSAFI which is mid-July.

*However, Amarante and Napolitano submitted an informative copy of their transcripts, a document that is the exact photocopy of the original, the exact proof that the request for a school-to-school transfer of transcipt has been filed. The informative copy bearing the school logo and authorized signatures being recognized by USC upon enrollment.

*Besides, what is the rationale of requiring a transcript? To establish grades? It's right there, what's the point? In fact, there is even a precedent case of the similar circumstances. When Sam Hermosa transferred from PCU to USC, he did not have his transcripts yet. The CeSAFI then allowed that he remain in the lineup but not allowed to play until the TOR is filed. So why can't the same be done now?

Admittedly though, USC might have erred in judgment in the cases of the other 2 disqualified players. But it brings to question why did it not take long to approve the eligibility of Elwin Durano who was not in the original roster approved by CeSAFI?

The CeSAFI can do itself a favor, play fair and instill the morals of sportsmanship rather than one-upmanship and winning at all costs

sir_hodge
08-04-2010, 12:08 AM
Halu thadz, sa amin din kapag wala pang TOR hindi pa makalaro, pero once na ma-submit na, pwede na siya makalaro... sa CESAFI ba entire 1st Sem na hindi makalaro kapag mahuli sa deadline?

thadzonline
08-04-2010, 07:05 AM
Sir_Hodge, I am puzzled because that same case was similar to Sam Hermosa's in 2007. Hermosa was allowed to be in the lineup and can only play once the TOR has been filed. Now they are singing a different song

amdgc82
08-04-2010, 07:24 AM
UV bantams trounce USC
By GGM (The Freeman)
Updated August 04, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - After unintentionally dropping their first game on confusion of the schedule, the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers bounced back with fire in their eyes, hacking out an impressive 78-58 demolition of the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors last night in the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) at the Cebu Coliseum.

Games tomorrow (Cebu Coliseum)

4:30 pm SHS-Ateneo vs. UC (Jrs.)

6 pm USPF vs. SWU (Srs.)

The Baby Lancers, who lost by default to the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildkittens last Sunday, transformed a sluggish first half into a crushing force during the fourth period where they coasted to an insurmountable 23-point lead, 78-55, with less than two minutes to go.

Vincent Mendoza showed up in the fourth period, while Michael Smith carried the scoring cudgels in the second stanza to lead the Baby Lancers with identical 21 points. Alwin Aguirre added 14 markers as they chalked up their first win of the season.

The Baby Warriors actually took an early 20-14 advantage, but the Baby Lancers retaliated with a 16-0 blitz to take a 32-20 lead. The Baby Warriors' offense was in disarray from there onwards.

Harvey Palapar paced the Baby Warriors with 23 points, 10 of them in the third period. Without Palapar, the Baby Warriors would have been buried into rubbles as the Baby Lancers showed their prowess and vast experience being the CESAFI Partner's Cup champion last April in Dumanjug.

Anthony Romaguera, who averaged in double figures last season and a three-point specialist, was not in his deadly form as he scored only 10.

Meanwhile, the plan by the USC Warriors to forfeit their match against the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters last night was aborted as the former showed up and played on orders of USC president Fr. Ernesto Lagura, SVD.

The scores

UV (78) - Mendoza 21, Smith 21, Aguirre 14, Suan 8, Flores 7, Legarde 6, Nuñez 6, Cenita 4, Dennison 2, Undaloc 2

USC (58) - Palapar 23, Romaguerra 10, Uy 8, Guardiario 6, Malana 4, Jaca 4, Pajantoy 2, Bacaltos 1

Halftime: 37-25. - THE FREEMAN

amdgc82
08-04-2010, 07:29 AM
Lancers soar
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

FOLLOWING their controversial forfeiture, the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers showed angst and vengeance and the hapless University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors were the unwilling victims, following a 78-58 decision to jump-start its campaign for the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) high school basketball competition at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.

Effortless

Last Sunday, the Baby Lancers handed the defending champions Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) an effortless victory after the former failed to show up on its scheduled game.

UV assistant coach Abel Bungcaras insisted they were not told of the changes in schedule.

“What we received was the schedule of games released on July 26 and not the revised one on July 28. Again, Cesafi should have informed us of the changes,” Bungcaras stressed.

The Baby Lancers played with a different mindset as they needed only one quarter to fine-tune their game before going full throttle to cut short the Baby Warriors.

After Anthony Gabriel Romaguerra and Harvey Junn Palapar scored six points each to lead USC, 16-14, UV tightened its defense and went to Alwin Aguirre to lead an explosive 23-9 blitz that gave the Baby Lancers a 37-25 lead at the bend.

Vincent Mendoza then led the UV scoring in the third period to neutralize another scoring binge by Palapar.

Rally

Smelling blood, the Nokia-NBTC provincial champions then went full throttle in the final period, leaving the hapless Warriors biting dust to pick up its first victory.

Mendoza topscored for UV with 21 points, Aguirre added 14 and Michael Smith finished with 11 while Palapar scored the game high 23 points and Romaguerra contributed 10 makersor the Warriors.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 4, 2010.

amdgc82
08-04-2010, 09:31 AM
After no-show in opener,UV thrashes USC
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:35:00 08/04/2010

From no-shows to putting on a one-sided show.

This was the scene of the juniors basketball game in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) yesterday as the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers trashed the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors, 78-58, at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Baby Lancers suffered the ignominy of being the first team in league to forfeit their game after they failed to show up last Sunday for their game against the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildkittens.

But the proud UV squad, owners of majority of the titles in the juniors division, bounced back yesterday as they blitzed the Baby Warriors in the second period and never let up until the game's final buzzer.

USC was leading by six, 20-14, when UV came alive and went on an 18-0 run that put them on top, 32-20.

Alwin Aguirre anchored the shaded lane for the Baby Lancers while old reliable Gerald Legarde helped with his open court artistry to put the game in their favor.

The Baby Warriors tried to get back in the third canto and came as close as six on two occasions but the Baby Lancers had an answer to every rally. UV erected a 53-39 lead heading into the final stanza.

Things just got worse for the Baby Warriors in the fourth period as they could not get their offense and defense going and allowed the Baby Lancers to score 25 points in that stretch while managing just 16 for themselves.

Vincent Mendoza scored 21 points to lead UV while Aguirre contributed 14 points. Harvey Palapar paced USC with 23 markers.

sir_hodge
08-05-2010, 12:19 AM
Sir_Hodge, I am puzzled because that same case was similar to Sam Hermosa's in 2007. Hermosa was allowed to be in the lineup and can only play once the TOR has been filed. Now they are singing a different song

ah ok, so it's a question now of consistency with the rules... you have a case it seems...

thadzonline
08-05-2010, 06:19 AM
^Yeah, consistency and ambiguity of the rules. It's ironic that the commissioner mentioned there are no more gray areas in the rulebook. The commissioner says the appeal was baseless, but shouldn't the board decide on it rather than just one person? I suppose he does not have the blanket authority to interpret the rules

amdgc82
08-05-2010, 07:40 AM
Webmasters thrash Warriors
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 05, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - Last year’s losing finalist University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters unleashed a furious second half rally to pummel the undermanned University of San Carlos (USC), 89-65, Warriors in the basketball event of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season the other night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Bracing for an already won ballgame due to the threat by USC to forfeit its game if some of its players with questionable records are not allowed to play, the Warriors ended up with no other recourse than to courageously fight the Webmasters even with only seven players in uniform.But as expected, their energies were good only up to where they can afford. After putting up a good fight in the first half, USC’s so-called ‘Magnificent 7’ wilted down the stretch and the agony may still continue in their succeeding games.

Even in the face of defeat, the Warriors earned words of praise and respect from no less than CESAFI commissioner Felix “Boy” O. Tiukinhoy, Jr., who congratulated coach Mike Reyes for showing the true essence of sportsmanship and for saving the image of the league.

6-foot-9 skyscraper June Mar Fajardo and sophomore guard Gerald Ampoon topscored for UC with 17 points apiece, while licensed gunner Robinson Mohammad and new addition Daniel Enriquez both chipped in 11 markers.

There was also the good showing of flashy playmaker Quinton Brian Heruela, who added depth to the Webmasters’ backcourt. Heruela played with the UV Baby Lancers in his junior years but opted to join the Webmasters last summer.

The Webmasters ripped the game apart in the fourth period where they posted an imposing 27-point advantage, 86-59, entering the final two-minute zone of the contest.

Sam Hermosa fired 24 points for the Warriors, while Joven Cid Cortes and Robert Gines Codilla pumped in 25 points combined in a losing effort.

The scores

UC (89) - Fajardo 17, Juliane 17, Mohammad 11, Enriquez 11, Pao 8, Bercede 6, Magallanes 5, Ampoon 4, Heruela 3, Batua 3, Cabrea 2, Cueva 2

USC (65) - Hermosa 24, Cortes 13, Codilla 12, Otida 6, Santos 5, Panerio 3, Uy 2

Games today

(Cebu Coliseum)

4:30 pm SHS-Ateneo de Cebu vs. UC (Jrs.)

6 pm USPF vs. SWU (Srs.)

(THE FREEMAN)

amdgc82
08-05-2010, 07:42 AM
UC routs depleted USC Warriors
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
By Marian C. Baring

THE depleted University of San Carlos Warriors changed their mind and decided to play in their Cebu Schools Athletic FOunation Inc. debut against the University of Cebu at the Cebu Coliseum.

And their lack of manpower showed as the Webmasters routed them, 89-65.

USC had a change of heart and decided to play a day after announcing they will skip their game last Tuesday because they only had seven players.

USC will only be fielding nine players in the Cesafi this year because most of its players got disqualified.

From the nine, only seven were available last Tuesday because Giovanni Padillo was nursing an injured hand and Mike Cantonao had chicken pox.

USC’s decision to back out was backed by the school vice president for administration, Fr. Ernesto Lagura, and athletic director Bro. Lando Sanchez.

But last Tuesday, Lagura called Reyes to tell him to let the team play.

The Webmasters did not waste any time in trouncing the Warriors as they led from start to finish.

UC led, 45-35, at halftime, and increased their lead to 70-51 before the third period ended.

Kelvin Juliane and pivot man June Mar Fajardo led UC’s scorers with 17 points each.

Sam Hermosa was the sole bright spot for USC with 24 points.

Today, the Southwestern University Cobras hope to win their second straight game as they face the University of Southern Philippines Foundation Panthers at 6 p.m. after the juniors game between UC and Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu at 4:30 p.m.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 5, 2010.

amdgc82
08-05-2010, 07:49 AM
Pages: Boy Tiukinhoy is the David Stern of Cebu
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
By John Pages

LIKE the commissioner of the National Basketball Association, who has been in command of the world’s most famous dribbling league since 1984, we have our own version in this Visayan land.

Yes. David Stern is to America what Felix Tiukinhoy is to our beloved Sugbu. Both are commissioners. Both serve as leaders of other organizations in a concurrent capacity: Mr. Stern as the Chairman of the Board of Columbia University; Mr. Tiukinhoy as President of food giant Virginia Food, Inc., makers of famous brands like El Rancho,
Virginia, Champion and Winner.

I like the last two VFI, Inc. brands. Don’t they speak of the league that Boy Tiukinhoy is leading? Turning ordinary teams into Champions and Winners?

As commissioner of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc., (Cesafi), he lords over universities, colleges, high schools.

In fact, Mr. Tiukinhoy is so alike Mr. Stern that, very often, he, too, is called Mister Stern. And by “Stern,” I mean the real definition of the word: strict, tough, stubborn.

That’s stern. Like David Stern.

That’s Boy Tiukinhoy.

As Cesafi’s overseer, he has to be. You can’t be weak or indecisive if you’re the skipper. As chieftain of Cebu’s top school-based sports league, you have to be stern. Exacting. Bossy. Inflexible. At times, harsh.

Remember last year? When players were caught playing games outside Cesafi’s parquet floors? And were terminated from continuing play? Despite the school’s pleadings and clamor for mercy?

Boy, he was stern.

He didn’t budge. The rules, he said, are simple: They. Are. The. Rules.

In e-mail exchanges last week, I asked Boy Tiukinhoy this: How difficult and stress-filled is the job? Considering that, in another instance last Sunday, on just Day Two of the Cesafi 2010 season, the UV Baby Lancers did not show up at the Cebu Coliseum because, they said, “We didn’t know the schedule.”

BT fumed mad. Then he said: “The toughness of the job is part of the territory.”

A sports-lover all his life, he has been the Cesafi commissioner since Day 1... when the league started in 2001.

Until today… Year 10. Prior to Cesafi, there was the CAAA, the Cebu Amateur Athletic Association. He, too, for the last five years of that league, was the commissioner.

Any satisfaction you get from this work? I ask. A stress-loaded job that, in case we Cebuanos did not know, does not pay him salary, not even P10 per year? “I consider my work as Cesafi commissioner,” he said, “as a community service without any remuneration.”

How many Cebuanos, I want to know, are willing to forgo of their full-day weekends, of weeknights, of the relaxation that comes after work, to deal with the problems of Cesafi?

Only Mr. Stern of Cebu.

“It’s another world for me when I enter the coliseum which is different from the business environment,” he said. “I find the job a pleasant experience which removes whatever stress I encounter from the office.”

That’s good to hear. Here’s another good message from him: “I would not be effective without the support of the Secretariat headed by Bernard Ricablanca, the Athletic Directors, the Officers and the Board of Directors.”

This means he is no one-man show. He seeks help. Encourages teamwork. Consults the Board. Another good act? From this man who, despite his diminutive size, has giant responsibilities?

It’s the addition of non-sports events.

“Academic and cultural events have been part of Cesafi since we started,” he said. “As commissioner, not only basketball but also other sport events were given importance. This year, we will given even more focus on academic and cultural events.”

He sent me a long list of Cesafi events that I did not even know existed: oration, debate, extemporaneous contests; math, science, computer, current events, and spelling quizzes. There’s a song solo challenge, an essay-writing contest, and—this is amazing—a Sudoko competition.

Stern?

Nah… he’s sterling.

(john@pages.ph)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 5, 2010.

amdgc82
08-06-2010, 09:14 AM
UC Webmasters rip undermanned USC
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 10:13:00 08/05/2010

Games today:

(Cebu Coliseum)

4:30 pm – SHS-Ateneo vs UC (jrs.)

6 pm – USPF vs SWU (srs.)

THE University of San Carlos Warriors gallantly gave it their best but courage could only take them so far as they fell to the mighty University of Cebu Webmasters, 89-65, in the seniors division game of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament, late Tuesday at the Cebu Coliseum.

In a sudden development following their initial announcement that they were not going to suit up and play their scheduled game because management did not want their depleted roster to suffer any more injuries, the Warriors were present, all seven of them, by virtue of the change of heart of their brass, notably vice president Fr. Ernesto Lagura SVD and athletic director Rolando Sanchez.

“We weren't going to play but after Fr. Lagura and Bro Lando (Sanchez) had a meeting by themselves, we were given orders to play,” said USC head coach Mike Reyes.

USC's lineup was initially whittled down to nine after the disqualification of several of their players because of eligibility issues. However, misfortune struck the already embattled Warriors as two of their key players, Giovanni Padillo and Mike Cantonao, also hit the sidelines with different injuries.

Smelling blood like hungry sharks, the Webmasters pounced on their opponents from the opening tip and did not release their bite until the game's end. They led 24-13 after the opening stanza and even with 6-foot-10 behemoth June Mar Fajardo riding the pine for the rest of the first half, they still managed to hold on to a 45-35 lead at halftime.

Then, the dam broke for USC early in the second half as the Webmasters unleashed a 10-2 run which featured a three-pointer each from veteran guard Kelvin Juliane and former USC Warrior Luigi Bercede. The lead ballooned to 20 before it settled at 70-51, heading into the last period.

The lead reached a high of 25 as Juliane and rookie forward Daniel Enriquez took turns pounding the already-exhausted defense of the Warriors, before cruising to the easy win. Juliane and Fajardo each had 17 points while Enriquez and Robinson Mohamad added 11 markers each for UC.

USC's “Magnificent Seven” were paced by Sam Hermosa, who had 24 points.

Meanwhile, today's twinbill will feature the Southwestern University Cobras, who are gunning for a second straight win after eking past the University of San Jose-Recoletos, 65-59, last Sunday. They will meet the University of Southern Philippines Foundation, which lost to the Cebu Institute of Technology, 74-76, last Saturday.

amdgc82
08-06-2010, 09:16 AM
UC beats Eagles
Thursday, August 5, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE University of Cebu (UC) Baby Webmasters needed two quarters to shake off their jitters and beat the hard-fighting Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Eagles, 84-80, in the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) high school tournament at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Cebu Eastern College Dragons will shoot for their second win against the team that handed them the 155-point defeat last season—the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers—at 1 p.m. today, while the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars face the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors at 2:30 p.m.

In the collegiate action, the Cebu Institute of Technology-University Wildcats and the defending champion Green Lancers will contest the top spot at 4 p.m. while the USJ-R Jaguars and the USC Warriors will shoot for their first win of the season at 6:30 p.m. game.

Yesterday, UC rebounded from an 11-point deficit in the half secured the win in the dying seconds.

Leading 80-76, UC got the scare when Adame Talisic was slapped with a technical foul for elbowing Adven Jess Diputado on Rabani Commendador’s free throw with only 14 seconds left.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 6, 2010.

amdgc82
08-06-2010, 09:22 AM
University of Cebu survives SHS-AdC scare
By GGM (The Freeman)
Updated August 06, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – The University of Cebu (UC) Junior Webmasters had to go through the eye of the needle against the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles before pulling an 84-80 victory in last night's lone secondary match of the 10th season of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Junior Webmasters were protecting a six-point lead, 80-74 with still 50.8 seconds left in the ballgame, but Adamme Talisic was whistled for a costly technical foul for holding Adrian Muller allowing the Magis Eagles to take the momentum.

Talisic, who contributed 11 points for UC's cause was pulled out of the game.

Bradley Bacaltos, who had a brilliant fourth period, canned two technical free throws and the Magis Eagles, after regaining ball possession, tied the count at 80-all on Muller's two charities completing a six-point turnaround down to just 14.4 seconds.

In the return play, Oscar Pua Jr. split his charities off a foul by Adven Jess Diputado with still 5.1 ticks left giving the Junior Webmasters a precarious 81-80 edge and the Eagles geared off for their finals shot. However, Muller committed a dribbling violation when their point guards failed to receive the leather as they were heading forward for a possible fast break, thus a turnover.

Rabani Comendador later saved the day for the Junior Webmasters by converting two gift shots, 83-80.

He later settled the final tally after splitting his charities off a foul by Aaron Baldwin Sing making it 84-80 with three-tenths of a second left.

The loss was the second straight for the Magis Eagles, which is way contrary to last year's 3-0 start.

Alvin Labolabo, who had to be pulled out before the end of the game when he suffered cramps on both legs, top scored for the Junior Webmasters with 29 points.

Jeric Gel Yburan was the other Junior Webmasters, who finished in double Figures, with 17 points that included a pivotal three-pointer in the fourth period.

Muller and Diputado each scored 19 points for the Magis Eagles while Bacaltos and Julius Cadavis had 16 and 13 points, respectively. (THE FREEMAN)

bluetruck
08-06-2010, 11:11 PM
the eagles made a game of it despite missing the services of porter. he would have been a game changer.

amdgc82
08-07-2010, 08:54 AM
UC Baby Webmasters nip SHS Magis Eagles
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 09:50:00 08/06/2010

THE UNIVERSITY of Cebu (UC) Baby Webmasters bucked a near collapse and got some lucky breaks near the end of the game to hack out an 84-80 win over the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles in the juniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Baby Webmasters, who were the title favorites last year but flamed out in a disappointing performance in the semifinals, nearly wasted away an eight-point lead in the minute of the game but managed to survive, thanks to a foul called on SHS's Adven Diputado and a dribbling violation on Adrian Muller.

UC was ahead by eight, 80-72, but the Magis Eagles relented and got to within four, 76-80.

UC forward Adam Talisic inadvertently helped the cause of SHS after he committed an unsportsmanlike foul that gave the Magis Eagles two free-throws, which Muller calmly made, as well as ball possession.

Muller tied the count at 80-all after he was fouled and sank two freebies with 14 seconds left in the game.

Oscar Pua was fouled with 5.1 seconds left, and split his charities to give them an 81-80 lead. The Magis Eagles had a chance to retake the lead but Muller double-dribbled to give the ball back to UC.

Rabani Comendador sealed the game for the Baby Webmasters as he sank three free-throws as time expired. Alvin Labo-Labo had a monster game for UC with 29 points.

amdgc82
08-07-2010, 08:56 AM
SWU crushes USPF
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 07, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – The Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras scored a masterful 80-59 victory over the hapless University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers to grab the temporary lead in the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Cobras, now toting a 2-0 win-loss record, will face an acid test against the June Mar Fajardo-led University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters, who debuted with an 89-65 victory against the undermanned University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors last Tuesday.

Even without ace point guard Aard Diango in the entire fourth period due to a slightly dislocated left shoulder, the Cobras never fainted and the Panthers' scoring paled in comparison with the latter's 44-64 deficit just after Diango has to be pulled out.

The lean and skinny Rene Pacquiao was in his scoring frenzy, leading the Cobras with 24 points as he also showed a lot of improvement compared to his performance last year.

Cris Litorja remained a big threat from the outside and with his brilliant shot selection, he would always come up with a killer trey. He just scored a silent nine points but it was really obvious he helped the team in keeping their dominance all game long.

With Diango reporting to league therapist Dr. Roel Dejano, backup guard Benito Ortuyo Jr. manned the backcourt and provided the same results the entire fourth period sans their ace playmaker.

Gil Wagas and Eleazar Armecin were the other Cobras who scored in double figures with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Fritz Dajalos was still the consistent scoring leader for the Panthers with 17 points while Lawrence Marano added 14 markers. (THE FREEMAN)

amdgc82
08-07-2010, 08:58 AM
Dragons lose steam
Friday, August 6, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

EXACTLY a year ago, the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons made a lot of buzz after losing to the University of Cebu Baby Webmasters, 159-28. A week later the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers made history for posting a 155-point win over the same team, 178-23.

Today, the Dragons are no longer the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) High School weeping boys but a serious title contender, despite losing to the Baby Lancers again, 81-76, at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.

If yesterday’s game was a barometer, CEC could safely make the semifinal round this season.

CEC was in control of the game early with Nike Montalvo, James Neil Sumayang and Roy Vincent Villarias leading the Dragons to an early 23-19 lead in the first quarter.

The Dragons lost hold of the lead momentarily when Gerald Legarde and Vincent Mendoza scored 15 of UV’s 22 points that gave the Baby Lancers a slim 41-39 lead at the bend.

CEC regained composure in the third with Sumayang leading the charge for a 59-55 count entering the final period.

However, as UV turned to its vast championship experience, CEC started to lose grip of the game after they failed to pas the ball to Sumayang.

Montalvo tried to carry the Dragons on his shoulder but the combined efforts of Legarde, Mendoza and Alwin Aguirre could not be denied and UV scored its second win after forfeiting its opening match to the Cebu Institute of Technology Wildkittens last Sunday.

Aguirre and Legarde scored 22 points each, while Mendoza added 17 for UV. Montalvo finished with 23 points and Sumayang added 16 for CEC, which is now 1-1.

The Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras picked its second win over the listless University of Southern Philippines Foundation Panthers, 80-59, last Thursday.

The University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors on the other hand rebounded with an 86-67 win over the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars in the other high school game yesterday.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 7, 2010.

amdgc82
08-08-2010, 07:42 AM
CEC FALLS SHORT
Dragons lose to Baby Lancers
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 10:12:00 08/07/2010

The Cebu Eastern College Dragons put up a good fight but fell short against the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers, 76-81, in the juniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Despite the loss, the Dragons somehow gained some respect against the same Baby Lancers squad that beat them last season by an enormous 131 points.

Much has changed since that shellacking, especially for the proud CEC, which bolstered its lineup during the off season.

The changes worked for CEC as it won its first game against Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, 87-70, last weekend.

The Dragons nearly made UV pay for the embarrassing loss last season as they led by six in the fourth period. However, they collapsed to the pressure employed by the veteran Baby Lancers, namely wingmen Jerald Legarde and Vincent Mendoza, and big man Alwin Aguirre.

The game was played mostly on CEC's pace for the first three periods as the Dragons led 59-55 at halftime, which included an amazing play by point guard Roy Villarias. The wily Bacolod-native sent the crowd onto their feet as he dazzled his defender on a fastbreak by bringing the ball to his left behind his back before switching it back to his right hand, laying the ball in and getting fouled in the process.

But when crunchtime settled in, the Baby Lancers were all business as they erased a 59-65 deficit with a 10-0 run that featured baskets by the aforementioned trio. Another 7-1 run later on put them on top, 78-70, with under two minutes left in the game.

Still, the Dragons relented and got to within four after two buckets by Nike Montalvo. They had a chance to further trim the lead down as they gained another possession. Montalvo, though, missed and Lyle Sumayang's putback went awry, sealing their fate and putting their record this season at 1-1 (win-loss).

UV improved to 2-1 and was paced by the 22 points each tallied by Legarde and Aguirre. Mendoza finished with 17 markers.

CEC was led by the 23 points of Montalvo, who fouled out late in the match. Sumayang finished with 16 points.

USC BEATS USJR

In the other game in the juniors division, the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors bounced back from their first game loss by blowing past the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars, 86-67.

In the lone game in the seniors division Thursday night, the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras notched their second straight win after they blasted the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers, 77-51.

Rene Pacquiao led the Cobras with 24 points while Ardd Django contributed 13 markers.

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08-08-2010, 07:44 AM
USC's win vs. USJ-R under protest
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 08, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - The short-handed University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors lost a 22-point third quarter lead but managed to squeeze out a 76-75 nail-biter against the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars in a controversial collegiate match of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) the other night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Jaguars of coach Edito Salacut immediately put the game under protest due to the game officials’ failure to ascertain whether a shot by USJ-R’s Jaymar de la Peña was a 2-pointer or a 3-pointer.

Down by a mile, 37-59, the Jaguars mounted a trapping defense the entire fourth period and it worked wonders for them as they outscored the Warriors, 34-15, to lose only by one point.

The controversy arose when De la Peña buried a buzzer-beating shot that was still unresolved whether it was counted as two points or a three-pointer. When De la Peña made his attempt, one of the three officials raised his one hand signaling a three but could not ascertain it until the end of the game.

Jaguars’ coach Edito Salacut was outrageous when he ran into the midcourt to ask clarification from the referees. The pro-Warriors fans said it was a two-pointer, while the Jaguars’ fanatics believed it was a three-pointer. Nothing is made official yet except for USJ-R’s one-point loss.

The Jaguars camp is expected to submit a written protest and they demanded that a five-minute overtime should be played. They also requested to review the videotape but nobody assumed responsibility of having taken that.

The Warriors only had a 76-73 edge after Nilton John Otida split his charities with only three seconds left to play. In the ensuing sequence, De la Peña sank a buzzer-beating basket that was ruled only as two points. Had it been counted as a trey, the game would haven been sent into overtime.

Joven Cid Cortes, who dominated the undergoal, tospcored for the Warriors with 21 points even as four others cashed in double figures.

Gian Carlo Albarillo led the Jaguars with 18 points, while Jason Nudalo and Edwin Bibera added 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Earlier, nine-time champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers put their acts together in the fourth period to tame the stubborn Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats, 89-75, and join the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras atop the leaderboard with identical 2-0 slates.

Edrian Lao muscled his way to a 22-point finish, while guards Eman Calo and Phil Mercader connived for 23 points for the Lancers.

Chester Curso had 20 points for the Wildcats followed by Arnel Ipang with 17 and Floyd Taboada with 13.

The scores

First game

UV (89) - Lao 22, Calo 13, Olivares 11, Mercader 10, Cincoflores 8, Perolino 7, Abad 5, Rios 4, Delantar 4, Vilanil 2, Silva 2, Saycon 2

CIT (75) - Curso 20, Ipang 17, Taboada 13, Dimco 7, Lopez 5, Booc 4, Cabanero 4, Canete 2, Batiquin 1

Second game

USC (76) - Cortes 21, Hermosa 14, Otida 11, Codilla 10, Santos 10, Panerio 7, Uy 3

USJR (75) - Allbarillo 18, Nudalo 14, Bibera 13, Dela Pena 9, Munez 7, Abing 4, Tabaloc 3, Amores 3, Lapiz 2, Suliman 2 (FREEMAN NEWS)

amdgc82
08-08-2010, 07:49 AM
Warriors show heart
Saturday, August 7, 201
By Rommel C. Manlosa

FINALLY, the University of San Carlos Warriors are showing some grit.

Playing with just seven men, the Warriors survived having their 20-point lead wiped out, for a 76-75 escape over the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

A controversial non-call in the final second also helped the Warriors claim their first win.

Meanwhile, defending champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers needed three quarters before sailing to an 89-75 win over the Cebu Institute of Technology-University Wildcats in the other collegiate game.

The seven-man Warriors mastered and controlled the game after a brief exchange of baskets early in the first quarter.

The Jaguars, who played with a full 15-man rotation, paid dearly for taking their foes lightly as USC started to build a double-digit lead as early as 8:31 of the second, 23-12, stretching it to 29-14 midway to the halftime break.

But just as everyone thought USJ-R would go all-out after cutting the lead to 29-37 at the half, USC showed it still had more aces up its sleeves.

Joven Cid Cortez anchored a 22-8 blitz for a comfortable 59-37, USC lead, with 2:23 left in the third.

However, after holding a 61-41 lead at the start of the final period, USC lost its aggressiveness and was contented in trying to waste time to preserve the lead.

As a result, USJ-R managed to pull closer with Gian Carlo Albarillo, Jayson Nudalo and Edwin Bibera taking turns scoring for a 30-12 binge that put the Jaguars within two, 73-71, with 13.3 seconds remaining.

But the two free throws of Mark Gil Panerio and a split charity of Otida gave USC a 75-72 breathing space with 3.3 seconds left.

Jemar de la Peña sank what appeared to be a buzzer-beating equalizer but his shot was called a two-pointer, and not a trey.

After a short deliberation, the three referees confirmed the call, earning the ire of Jaguars.

The USJ-R coaching staff vehemently protested the decision but the referee said de la Peña stepped on the three-point line before he launched the ball.

Cortes scored the game-high 21 points for USC, while Sam Jordan Hermosa added 14.

Albarillo topped USJ-R scorers with 18 points and and Nudalo added 14 as USJ-R suffered its second defeat.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 8, 2010.

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08-09-2010, 08:03 AM
USC logs close win vs USJR
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 06:37:00 08/08/2010

Games Sunday:

Cebu Coliseum

1 p.m. – CIT vs. USPF (jrs.)

2:30 p.m. – DBC vs. SHS-AdC (jrs.)

4 p.m. – DBC vs. USPF (srs.)

5:30 p.m. – UC vs. SWU (srs.)

The most dangerous animal is the one that is cornered.

And this is what the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors resembled as they fought tooth and nail and came up with a resounding 76-75 win over the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars in a wild and wooly Cesafi seniors game marred by a controversial finish late Friday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

In spite of their meager-numbered roster, seven to be precise, the Warriors fought hard and waxed hot in the first three periods and survived a huge comeback by the Jaguars for their fiest win in two games.

The Jaguars were denied an overtime session after Jemar dela Pena's three-point attempt at the buzzer was ruled just a two-pointer by game officials.

USC was leading, 76-73, with just 3.3 ticks left on the clock when USJ-R raced down the court and found dela Pena in the corner, who promptly sank a basket from afar for what the Jaguars thought was the game-tying jumper.

However, much to the USJ-R camp's dismay, notably head coach Edito Salacot, the basket was ruled a two-pointer as dela Pena was stepping on the three-point line.

USJ-R tried to ask for USC's video to confirm the basket but the latter refused to let their opponents borrow it.

In addition, an interview with Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy confirmed that the league does not have any rule that allows officials to use video to review calls.

In the other seniors game last Friday, the nine-time defending champions University of the Visayas Lancers got down to business in the fourth period and vanquished the Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats, 89-75, for their second win in as many matches.

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08-09-2010, 08:06 AM
Sacred Heart scores first win
By GGM (The Freeman)
Updated August 09, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – The Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles went off to a hot start and clawed the Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Junior Greywolves, 84-61, to nail their first win after three games in yesterday's secondary match of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) at the Cebu Coliseum.

In the opener, the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Baby Panthers defeated the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildkittens, 76-64.

Led by Adrian Muller who scored nine points in a blitz right after tip-off, the Magis Eagles used a 27-13 scoring to end the first period enroute to taking a 47-30 lead at the intermission.

Muller amassed 21 points for the Magis Eagles' offense identical with that of rookie Alexander Cole Lim. They never allowed the Junior Greywolves to come close to secure their first win in three outings for a 2-1 win-loss card suffering losses from the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons and the University of Cebu (UC) Junior Webmasters.

Guard Henry Renzar Asilum finished with 15 points while Darwin Henric Ochea and Bradley Bacaltos added 10 and 12 points, respectively.

The Junior Greywolves of rookie coach Danny Aying were led by Jade Francis Jaben and Mark Anthony Elizondo II with 11 and 10 points.

Earlier, Joshua Corcilles fired 23 points to lead the 1-1 Baby Panthers.

They outscored the Wildkittens, 18-8 in the second period as Richard Paul Gigante and Rommel Diapera joined in the scoring fray.

Clyvin Limama, who was in a scoring frenzy in the third period where he scored 18 points, led the Wildkittens with 28 points. They also fell to 1-1 after winning over the UV Baby Lancers by forfeiture last week. (THE FREEMAN)

amdgc82
08-09-2010, 08:09 AM
Eagles end slide, beat Don Bosco
Sunday, August 8, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Eagles arrested a two-game losing skid following a masterful 84-61 win over the Don Bosco Technological College Baby Greywolves in the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) high school tournament at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.

In the other high school match, the University of Southern Philippines-Foundation (USP-F) Baby Panthers jumped to a hot start to score a 76-64 win over defending champion Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildkittens.

The Eagles bounced back after failing in their first two assignments to the Cebu Easter College (CEC) Dragons and the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters.

SHS-AdC started the game hot, leaving the Baby Greywolves 27-13 behind the combined 15 points of Adrian Roland Muller and Henry Renzar Asilom.

While the Eagles played well, the shorter Baby Greywolves continued to struggle and only Jade Francis Haben contributed on offense.

Muller scored a game-high 21 points for the Eagles, while Asilom finished with 15.

Meanwhile, Richard Paul Gigante scored eight points as the Panthers started the game with a 19-11 lead in the first quarter.

USPF continued to play strong to lead 47-19 at the half.

CIT-U tried to climb back behind the 18-point effort of Clyvin Lima-Lima in the third for a 64-53 score.

But Joshua Corcilles and Rommel Diapera answered back and USPF scored its second win.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 9, 2010.

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08-10-2010, 08:59 AM
SHS-Ateneo de Cebu ends two-game slump
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 12:17:00 08/09/2010

After starting the season off cold, the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles finally had some sunshine break through their dark clouds.

This after the Eagles thrashed the Don Bosco College Baby Greywolves, 84-76, in the juniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Magis Eagles limped off the gates with consecutive losses to the Cebu Eastern College Dragons and the University of Cebu Baby Webmasters.

However, they vented their frustrations on the Baby Greywolves, who were making their debut this season.

They led by 14, 27-13, after the opening 10 minutes of play as they rallied behind the shooting of Henry Asilum and Adrian Muller, who combined for 15 points in that stretch.

A halftime score of 47-30 had the writing already on the wall before they closed out the third period by outscoring the Baby Greywolves, 21-13, in the third period, for a 68-43 bulge heading into the fourth and final period.

Muller ended up with 21 points while Asilum contributed 15 markers as they improved their record to 1-2 (win-loss).

Meanwhile, the defending champions Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildkittens started life without star guard Mark Jayven Tallo on a sour note as they lost to the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Baby Panthers, 64-76.

Tallo, the cornerstone of the championship-winning squad last year, transferred to CEC in the offseason leaving the Wildkittens in limbo.

Joshua Corciles, the athletic wingman of USPF, led the squad with 23 points while Richard Gigante added 17 for the Baby Panthers, who improved their record to a league-leading 2-0 mark. CIT, who was paced by Clyvin Lima-Lima's 28 points, evened their record out at 1-1.

amdgc82
08-10-2010, 09:00 AM
UC tames SWU
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 10, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – June Mar Fajardo exploded with 21 points as the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters downed the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras, 82-66, in last Sunday's collegiate match of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season at the Cebu Coliseum.

Earlier, the Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Greywolves whipped the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF), 76-67.

It took only the first 10 minutes for Fajardo to make adjustments by the defense of his Cobras' counterpart Rene Pacquiao where he scored four points of the 14-18 Webmasters' first-quarter deficit.

But the second stringers fielded in by coach Roel Gomez proved to be potent with sophomores Gerald Ampoon and John Philipp Vincent de los Santos helping the Webmasters in taking a 39-35 lead at halftime.

After resting at the bench the entire second period, Fajardo came back in the third canto and it took only nearly full two quarters to wreak havoc as he put Pacquiao into serious foul trouble.

The Webmasters are now tied with the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers with 2-0 win-loss records. The Cobras suffered their first defeat in three starts.

Since no one was able to stop Fajardo, the Cobras appeared to have conceded in the fourth period when the Webmasters had a 23-point lead, 81-58.

The presence of Edward Pao added muscles at the paint for the Webmasters scoring 12 points, while Ampoon banged in 11 points.

Pacquiao led the Cobras with 14 points, but his aggressiveness dwindled down the stretch when he could no longer find assistance from his teammates especially with the absence of two other big men in Clifford Maguate and Ritchie Jalandoni, who went home to settle important personal matters.

Earlier, Clarito Hernando Jr. topped the Greywolves with 15 points, while Jan Pons Geraga and Archie Cortes scored 12 markers apiece. (THE FREEMAN)

amdgc82
08-10-2010, 09:01 AM
UC tames Cobras
Monday, August 9, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters sowed terror across the league as they stomped on the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras, 82-66, in the collegiate action of the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last Sunday.

The Don Bosco Technology College (DBTC) Greywolves, on the other hand, stunned the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers, 76-67, in the other game.

It took only a few minutes of the opening quarter for the Webmasters to make their presence felt behind the relentless attacks of center June Mar Fajardo.

Although UC lost hold of the lead briefly early in the second period, its second stringers regained control of the game behind a 15-4 run with just 1:50 left in the first half.

From a 39-35 lead at halftime, Fajardo then scored the first eight points in the second half to give UC a 47-35 lead at 7:56 of the third.

SWU showed some resistance when they pulled to within five points, 47-42, through the efforts of Rene Pacquiao, who scored seven points.

However, the next five minutes proved too trying for the Cobras as they could only score one field goal until the end of the penultimate quarter, while UC sailed with 16 points.

Fajardo scored a game-high 21 points, Edward Pao added 12 and rookie guard Gerald Ampoon contributed 11.

Pacquiao topscored for SWU with 14 points, while Cresente Litorja contributed 13. Arrd Evan Django and Jefferson Pria scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Meanwhile, DBTC banked on a strong third quarter performance of Christopher de la Rama, to overcome a 30-32 debacle in the first half.

De la Rama, along with Clarito Hernando Jr. and Jan Pons Geraga, took care of business in the fourth period to pull a surprise over the Panthers.

Hernando topped DBTC with 15 points and Geraga and Archie Cortes finished with 12 points each. Earvin Dennis Ferraren topscored for USPF with 17, while Christian Tinoy made 13.

Today, it’s the University of the Visayas (UV) turn to see action.

The UV Baby Lancers will play the UC Baby Webmasters at 4:30 p.m. while the Green Lancers will gun for their third straight win against the University of San Carlos Warriors at 6 p.m. at the Cebu Coliseum.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 9, 2010.

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08-11-2010, 09:18 AM
UC LEANS ON FAJARDO
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:25:00 08/10/2010

Games today:

Cebu Coliseum

4:30 p.m. – UV vs. UC (jrs.)

6 p.m. – UV vs. USC (srs.)

The University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters found solace in having a 6-foot-10 giant on their side as they blitzed the Southwestern University Cobras, 82-66, behind the second half brilliance of June Mar Fajardo in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament, late Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Webmasters were under siege by the resilient Cobras, who fought courageously despite the absence of big men Clifford Maguate and Ritchie Jalandoni. But they could not contain the gigantic Fajardo, who scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half to break the game wide open in UC’s favor.

The Cobras led, 18-14, after the first period as they relentlessly attacked the shaded lane and deftly defended the Webmasters' attempt to get Fajardo going. They continued to lead, 25-18, in the ensuing canto when UC's shock troopers carried the scoring cudgels and went on an 18-4 run that put them on top, 35-29. They eventually took a 39-35 lead at halftime.

Then, the Fajardo show commenced as the Pinamungahan-native scored UC's first eight points on an array of inside shots that opened up a 12-point bulge, 47-35. SWU got close, 42-47, but Fajardo, Edward Pao, Kelvin Juliane and Luigi Bercede anchored a 16-3 rally that gave them a 63-45 lead heading into the final stanza.

In addition to his 21 points, Fajardo also added 13 rebounds and three blocks while Pao and Gerald Ampoon added 12 and 11 markers, respectively. UC improved to 2-0 (win-loss) while SWU fell to 2-1.

The other game in the seniors division last Sunday saw the Don Bosco College Greywolves take a 76-67 win over the University of Southern Philippines Foundation Panthers. It was DBC's first win in two tries while USP fell to their third straight defeat.

amdgc82
08-11-2010, 09:19 AM
UV bantams upend UC
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 11, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - The University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers last night survived three spirited rallies by the University of Cebu (UC) Junior Webmasters to eke out an 85-76 victory and take the temporary lead in the secondary division of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) at the Cebu Coliseum.

As of this writing, the UV Lancers were playing against the depleted University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors as they gun for their third straight victory. The 1-1 Warriors were joined for the first time by Michael Cantonao, Jr. who missed two games due to chicken pox.

Gerald Legarde imposed his intimidating presence and acted as floor leader when he helped the Baby Lancers in thwarting a third quarter rally by the Junior Webmasters, who pulled within 45-55 after a 29-44 deficit. Legarde led the Baby Lancers with 22 points.

The Junior Webmasters again made an audacious run to start the fourth period where they staged a 10-0 blitz sparked by John Raphale Aranas and Avlin Labolabo to pull within eight points, 61-69, with still 6:13 left to play.

Lucky Suan broke UV's silence to make it 71-61. Interestingly, we was also the first UV player to score in the fourth period.

The third time the Junior Webmasters staged a last ditch rally was when the Baby Lancers already maitained a double-digit lead.

Aranas topscored for the 1-1 Junior Webmasters with 21 points followed by Labolabo with 15 points.

The scores

UV (85) - Legarde 22, Mendoza 14, Suan 14, Aguirre 10, Smith 7, Dennison 5, Cenita 3, Dela Torre 2, Undaloc 2

UC (76) - Aranas 21, Labolabo 15, Yburan 9, Talisic 7, Comendador 6, Otida 6, Pua 4, Culango 4, Nemeño 2, Legaspi 2 Halftime: 44-29. – THE FREEMAN

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08-11-2010, 09:20 AM
Lancers cut Webmasters
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THERE is no stopping the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers as they pulled another victory, 85-76, over the University of Cebu (UC) Baby Webmasters in the high school game of the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) basketball tournament held at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.

Gerald Legarde starred in another masterful Baby Lancers win as he delivered 22 points, including eight in the second that gave UV a comfortable 44-29 lead at the half.

Legarda’s best performance was in the third quarter as he scored 12 points that helped UV keep the commanding lead when UC started to mount a huge comeback.

UC tried to come back in the fourth quarter with the combined efforts of John Raphael Aranas, Alvin Labo-Labo Jr. and Jerick Gel Yburan, but UV found answers from Lucky Suan, who scored 10 of his 14 points in the final period, and Alwin Aguirre, who added four that helped the Baby Lancers survive the end-game blitz of the Baby Webmasters.

It was the third straight win of the multi-titled Baby Lancers after being handed its debut game to the Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildkittens by forfeiture.

Vincent Mendoza also scored 14 points and Aguirre finished with 10 for UV, while Aranas top-scored for UC with 21 points and Labo-Labo finished with 13 points.

Currently, UV (3-1) holds the solo second place, while UC is tied with the idle Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons, University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors and CIT with a 1-1 win-loss record.

The University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) currently tops the competition with a 2-0 record, followed Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Eagles with 1-2, Don Bosco Technological College (DBTC) Baby Greywolves with 0-1 and the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars at the bottom with 0-2.

UV (85)—Legarde 23, Suan 14, Mendoza 14, Aguirre 10, Smith 7, Nuñez 6, Dennison 5, de la Torre 3, Flores 2, Undaloc 2.

UC (76)—Aranas 21, Labo-Labo 13, Yburan 9, Talisic 7, Otida 6, Commendador 6, Culango 4, Pua 4, Nemeño 2, Legaspi 2. Quarters: 23-19; 44-29; 67-51; 85-76.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 11 2010.

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08-12-2010, 09:07 AM
Three straight wins for Baby Lancers
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:59:00 08/11/2010

THE UNIVERSITY of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers are now finding themselves in a groove as they captured their third straight victory following their 85-76 rout of rivals University of Cebu (UC) Baby Webmasters in the juniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

After losing their first outing in the strangest of circumstances – a default loss after failing to show up at their scheduled time – the Baby Lancers have stepped their game up and racked up three consecutive wins, none more convincing than yesterday's victory where they took full control of the match in the second period and never looked back.

The Baby Lancers led by just four, 23-19, after the opening salvo but then, stretched their advantage to 15, 44-29, at halftime behind the concerted efforts of Gerald Legarde and Vincent Mendoza. A five-point barrage by Ron Dennison gave them their biggest lead at 18, 49-31, but UC battled right back and cut it in half, 42-51, as Jerick Yburan and John Aranas found their stride.

However, the momentum swung back to UV's side afterwards with Legarde htting shot after shot, the last one in that stretch being a buzzer-beating lay-up that gave him 11 points in the third canto and UV, a 67-51 lead heading into the final period.

The Baby Webmasters relented and came to within eight but that would be as close as UC could get as Lucky Suan, Alwin Aguirre and Mendoza all scored points to stretch the lead back to double digits.

Legarde, the sweet-shooting wingman of UV, tallied 22 points while Suan and Mendoza each had 14 points. UC, which fell to 1-1, was led by the 21 markers of Aranas while Alvin Labo-Labo added 13.

amdgc82
08-12-2010, 09:08 AM
Lancers crush Warriors: Now 3-0 in CESAFI caging
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 12, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – Nine-time champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers hammered the depleted but courageous University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors, 63-52, to grab the solo lead with a clean 3-0 slate in the collegiate division of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season the other night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The UV Lancers are a full game ahead of the 2-0 University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters, who are gunning for their win tonight against the winless University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars.

The Lancers displayed better teamwork and put their acts together at the height of the Warriors' resilient rally towards the closing minutes of the fourth period where the latter managed to come closer at six points, 52-58, at the final 1:13 mark of the contest.

The Lancers, however, scored the game's last five points for the double-digit triumph.

Guards Ralf Olivares and Harold Cincoflores were at the firing end for UV scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively. They were the only Lancers who finished in double figures.

While Rene Jun Saycon's presence was a big help at the post, the other big man Andrew Avillanosa was never a threat and aside from scoring only two points, Avillanosa had an erratic showing.

The Warriors welcomed the return of Michael Cantonao from a week-long rest but it was the tandem of Joven Cid Cortes and Sam Hermosa who led USC with 17 and 15 points. There were already eight Warriors in uniform but two of them did not score. (THE FREEMAN)

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08-12-2010, 09:09 AM
Easy three
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
By Marian C. Baring

THE University of the Visayas Green Lancers claimed their third straight victory in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) after an easy 63-52 win over the undermanned University of San Carlos Warriors last Tuesday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

UV now leads the standings with a perfect 3-0 record.

After playing with just seven players in its first two games, USC got another body on the bench with the comeback of Mike Cantonao, who has recovered from a bout of chicken pox.

However, eight players against the nine-time defending champion still meant USC had to scramble for every possession.

UV only led by five points at halftime, 25-20, but the lead bloated to as much as 13 towards the end of the third. The Warriors managed to pull within six, 56-50, in the last two minutes but it was not enough to stave off the Green Lancers.

Ralf Olivares led UV with 12 points, while Harold Cincoflores and Phil Mercader had 11 and 10, respectively.

Cid Cortes and Sam Hermosa led USC with 17 and 15 points, respectively.

Today, title favorites University of Cebu Webmasters hope to gain a share of the lead when they play the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars, who are 0-3.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 12, 2010.

amdgc82
08-12-2010, 09:10 AM
UV nips undermanned USC squad
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:50:00 08/12/2010

Games today:

Cebu Coliseum

4:30 p.m. – CEC vs. USPF (jrs.)

6 p.m. – UC vs. USJ-R (srs.)

All the courage that the University of San Carlos (USC) could muster from its meager eight-man roster proved to be inadequate against the might of the University of the Visayas (UV).

The nine-time defending champions Green Lancers claimed their third straight win following their 63-52 conquest over the beleaguered Warriors in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament late Tuesday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Getting another man back to their undermanned line-up was not enough for the Warriors, who trailed against the Lancers from the opening tip until the final buzzer.

Ralf Olivares led the balanced attack of UV with 12 points while Harold Cincoflores added 11 markers.

USC, which got wingman Mike Cantonao back from an illness, was paced by Cid Cortes, who scored 17 points. USC fell to 1-2.

amdgc82
08-13-2010, 11:35 AM
CESAFI Juniors Hoop: CEC Dragons devour USPF Panthers, 87-73
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 13, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – The Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons oozed with confidence yesterday and proved too much for the University of Southern Philippines-Foundation (USP-F) Baby Panthers by scoring an 87-73 win to move into a tie for second place with their victims in the secondary division of the 10th season of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Dragons, who lost to the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers in their last outing, pounded hard on the Panthers.

Head guard Benjamin James Zosa, who has an awkward shooting stance, tended the backcourt with precision outsmarting his Baby Panthers' counterparts aside from leading the team's offense with 24 points.

The Dragons, who were leading by as much as 30 points, 70-40 at the end of the third period, outdid the Baby Panthers in almost all departments except in the free throws where James Neil Sumayang struggled badly making only 2 of 13 attempts.

Sumayang who was given only a few minutes rest by coach Jerry Jaranilla was himself a mismatch against the Baby Panthers at the paint because he is a mobile and crafty center-forward.

Leading at the half, 48-26, the Dragons also defended well that they gave the Baby Panthers a hard time in crossing the midcourt which was the former's weakness last year when they were massacred by all of their opponents.

So destructive, even the smallest player from the Dragon's lair John Li Anthony Damole contributed by completing a rare four-point play moments before the halftime break.

Sumayang added 12 points for the Dragons while Roy Vincent Villarias and Nike Montalbo scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Rommel Diapera, the most senior of the Baby Panthers' line-up amassed 32 points while Mar Riger Cavan finished with 19 points. Joshua Corcilles, one of the Baby Panthers' leading scorers was limited to just 11 points while guard Richard Gigante who was totally outscored by his Dragons counterpart, went out limping towards the closing minutes of the ballgame after hurting his right ankle. (THE FREEMAN)

amdgc82
08-13-2010, 11:36 AM
Dragons rout USPF
Thursday, August 12, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons displayed total mastery in both defense and offense to log their second win, 87-73, over the erstwhile unbeaten University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Baby Panthers in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) high school division at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.

The win, which came after their close 81-75 loss to the University of the Visayas, is a complete turnaround of their 110-47 loss to USPF on Sept. 6, 2009.

The Dragons were all business as they started the game scorching hot behind the guns of Roy Vincent Villarias, Benjamin James Zosa and Johnmar Lou Regidor, who combined for 16 of CEC’s 23 points in the first quarter.

CEC’s game was so fluid that even the 14-point performance of Rommel Diapera and the combined offense of Joshua Corcilles and Kyrill Dwight Roble wasn’t enough and the Dragons put up a 48-26 lead at the bend.

CEC then went to erect a 70-40 lead before Diapera, Corcilles and Mar Riger Cavan got the Baby Panthers closer, 72-57.

However, Zosa rallied his teammate and with the help of Nike Montalvo, Mark Anthony Olayon and James Neil Sumayang, made it a 83-60 CEC lead with 4:08 left to play.

As Corcilles fouled out, the scoring load was left to Diapera, who only got minimal help from his teammates.

Zosa topscored for CEC with 24 points and Sumayang finished with 12 despite shooting a woeful 2-of-13 from the free throw line. Roy Vincent Villarias scored 11 and Montalvo added 10.

Diapera scored a game-high 32 points, while Cavan contributed 19.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 13, 2010.

amdgc82
08-13-2010, 11:39 AM
CEC EXACTS REVENGE
Junior Dragons rip 2009 tormentor Baby Panthers
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:26:00 08/13/2010

What difference a year makes. After being laughed off the court with each humiliating loss last year, the Cebu Eastern College Dragons are now the ones smiling their way to the locker room after subduing erstwhile leaders University of Southern Philippines Foundation Baby Panthers, 87-73 yesterday in the juniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

The win, CEC's second in three games put them in a tie for second place in the standings alongside their victims as they flashed their most potent form in the third period where they established a 30-point bulge, 70-40, before cruising to the win.

Last year, the Dragons were roasted by the Baby Panthers behind the incredible performance of wingman Rommel Diapera, who scored a tournament-high 55 points, including 11 three-point shots. But CEC had a different outlook and resolve from the get-go to redeem themselves, leading 23-12 in the first canto anchored on the 16 combined points of James Zosa, Roy Villarias and Johnmar Regidor.

A 19-6 blast which included a rare four-point play by John Damole ended the first half with the Dragons on top, 48-26. The third made matters worse for the Panthers who got stuck in a huge, 30-point hole.

USPF though, earned some measure of respect with a, 17-2 siege capped by eight straight points by Joshua Corciles to cut the lead in half, 57-72.

That however proved to be the Panthers’ final stab at glory as the Dragons came roaring back for the huge win.

Zosa led CEC with 24 points while Lyle Sumayang added 12 markers in spite missing 10 of his 12 attempts from the free-throw stripe.

Diapera paced USPF with 32 points.

amdgc82
08-14-2010, 09:56 AM
Webmasters nail third win
By Gabby G. Malagar Staff Member (The Freeman)
Updated August 14, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - Six-foot-nine skyscraper Junemar Fajardo charted season-highs 34 points and 20 rebounds as the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters shackled the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, 108-92, in last Thursday's lone collegiate match of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season at the Cebu Coliseum.

Games today

(Cebu Coliseum)

1 pm DBTC vs. USP-F (jrs.)

2:30 pm SHS-Ateneo de Cebu vs. CIT (jrs.)

4 pm UV vs. USP-F (srs.)

5:30 pm USJR vs. CIT (srs.)

The 16-point victory did not happen until the final 6:35 mark of the contest when the Webmasters shattered an 81-all deadlock after Jaguars' center Kurt Amores tied it for the last time.

UC then unleashed a deadly 11-0 punch to change the course of the match in its favor, 92-81. They further rip the game apart with 19-point advantage, 102-83, on Edward Pao's basket.

The Webmasters, thus, joined nine-time champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers on top of the leaderboard with clean 3-0 slates.

Down by a hairline at the end of the third period, 73-74, the Webmasters greeted the fourth period with a three-pointer from Gearld Ampoon as they seized the upperhand, 76-74. From that point on, they wasted no time in pounding on the Jaguars midway through the final canto by using their quickness and Fajardo's superior height advantage.

Kevin Juliane had a monster game scoring 22 points, while Heruela, who banged in back-to-back triples early in the fourth, added 19 points. Pao had a slice of the victory cake with 15 makers.

The Jaguars, who joined the USPF Panthers at the cellar without win in three starts, were led by Amores with 18 points. Jun Lapiz added 15 points, while Jason Nudalo and rookie guard Benjamin John Capillar both scored 12 in a losing cause.

(THE FREEMAN)

amdgc82
08-14-2010, 09:59 AM
Unstoppable
Friday, August 13, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

JUNE Mar Fajardo displayed another monster game as the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters’ prized center delivered 34 points and 20 rebounds, for a 108-92 victory over the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars in the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last Thursday.

The 6’9” beanpole went 9-of-12 from the field and 16-of-18 from the free throw line to lead UC to its third straight win and share the lead with defending champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers.

Fajardo also had an assist and four blocks.

USJ-R suffered its third straight defeat—its worst start in the Cesafi.

Today, USJ-R will try to break into the win column against the Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildcats in the main game at 6 p.m. after the Green Lancers take on the University of Southern Philippines Foundation Panthers at 4:30.

In the high school match, the USPF Baby Panthers will play the Don Bosco Technological College (DBTC) Baby Greywolves at 1 p.m. and CIT-U Wildkittens take on the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Eagles at 2:30 p.m.

Fajardo made 13 points in the fourth quarter alone to help UC break away from a tight game.

Trailing by four, 20-16, after the first quarter, the Jaguars rallied behind Jemar de la Peña, Edwin Bibera and Jayson Olbedado to even the count at 41 at the end of the first half.

Quinton Brian Heruela quickly gave UC a 52-43 lead at the 8:26 mark of the third but Jenrey Nudalo evened the tally when he anchored a 9-0 run behind the Jaguars’ trapping defense.

Eight deadlocks and two lead changes followed suit, before UC pulled ahead for good as they applied their own version of a full court press.

The press led to an 11-0 run to seal the win.

Abulaiz Suliman broke USJ-R’s silence with two free throws but UC scored another 10-0 run to render useless all efforts from the Jaguars.

Aside from Fajardo, Kelvin Julianne and Heruela proved vital to UC’s win. Julianne delivered 22 points on top of three rebounds and one assist and Heruela finished with 19 points, five rebounds, one assist and one block.

Krist Edward Pao also contributed huge numbers—15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Kurt Amores led USJ-R scorers with 18 points, while Aniceto Lapiz Jr. scored 15, Nudalo and Benjamin John Capillar scored 12 points each.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 14, 2010.

amdgc82
08-14-2010, 10:03 AM
UC thrashes USJ-R for 3rd straight win in Cesafi hoop
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:35:00 08/14/2010

Games today:

Cebu Coliseum

1 p.m. – DBTC vs. USPF (jrs.)

2:30 p.m. – SHS-Ateneo vs. CIT (jrs.)

4 p.m. – UV vs. USPF (srs.)

5:30 p.m. – USJ-R vs. CIT (srs.)

THE University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters notched their third straight win as they routed the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, 106-88, in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament Thursday evening at the Cebu Coliseum.

Just when things appeared to be nip-and-tuck between the two powerhouse squads in the fourth and final period, the Webmasters showed that they were a class above their opponents as they unleashed a sizzling 21-4 run that all but decided the outcome of the game in their favor.

The win by UC and the loss by USJ-R put the two teams on other ends of the spectrum. The Webmasters tied the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers for the lead in the standings with a 3-0 (win-loss) mark while USJ-R suffered their third consecutive loss and gave them a tie for the worst record in the tournament, with the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers at 0-3.

The match was played on even terms for the first three and a half periods as the Jaguars were determined to snap their losing slump.

UC’s June Mar Fajardo, the league's reigning MVP, posted monstrous numbers with 34 points and 20 rebounds while Kelvin Juliane ended up with 22 points.

USJ-R was paced by Kurt Amores, who had 18 points. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
08-15-2010, 08:30 AM
UV beats USPF to stay perfect in Cesafi
Saturday, August 14, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

DEFENDING champions University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers marched to their fourth straight win, 67-59, over the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers in the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

Meanwhile, the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Eagles scored their second win, 90-52, against the Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildkittens, while the USPF Baby Panthers beat the hapless Don Bosco Technological College (DBTC) Baby Greywolves, 84-60.

Yesterday, UV did not display its full potentials but the defending champion still nailed a convincing victory. Harold Cincoflores was the lone Green Lancer in double figures with 12, while Phil Mercader and Ralf Olivares had 9 each.

Fritz Dajalos topscored for USPF with 11 and Lawrence Miguel finishing with 10 as the Panthers suffered their second defeat.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 15, 2010.

u2
08-15-2010, 03:13 PM
question - where are cesafi games held? will be in cebu for a few days; would like to catch some games if possible. thanks

amdgc82
08-15-2010, 07:16 PM
^ Cebu Coliseum along Sanciangko St.

u2
08-15-2010, 08:12 PM
got it, thanks!

tayshaun
08-15-2010, 09:30 PM
got it, thanks!


kinsa ni daug sa UC vs DBTC karon?

amdgc82
08-16-2010, 06:31 AM
UV GRABS LEAD
Lancers fend off pesky Panthers for fourth straight victory
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:07:00 08/15/2010

Games Sunday:

Cebu Coliseum

1 p.m. – USC vs. CEC (jrs.)

2:30 p.m. – USJ-R vs. UC (jrs.)

4 p.m. – DBC vs. UC (srs.)

5:30 p.m. – USC vs. SWU (srs.)

The University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers grabbed the solo lead in the standings once again as they disposed of the pesky University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers, 67-59, in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

While the squad may not be as imposing as their past counterparts, the Lancers continue to set the standard this season as they captured their fourth straight win, good for a league-leading 4-0 (win-loss) record.

Yesterday, they found an unlikely hero in forward Jerome Silva, who did a yeoman's job in getting buckets down the stretch when USPF appeared to be on the cusp of an incredible comeback.

UV seemingly had control of the ballgame as they established a 12-point bulge, 58-46, after three straight baskets courtesy of Silva, Harold Cincoflores and Eman Calo, at the halfway mark of the fourth period.

But USPF, which was seeking its first win of the competition, gained ground behind a 10-2 run anchored on the play of forwards Anthony Linao and Fritz Dajalos, that got them to within four, 56-60, with 2:41 left to play.

Silva doused the fire by scoring UV's next six points, the last one giving the Green Lancers a 66-58 lead with 31.2 seconds left in the match.

Left without a dominant scorer, UV leaned on the 12 points of Cincoflores while Ralf Olivares and Phil Mercader helped the cause with nine points each.

USPF, which fell to 0-4, got 11 points from Dajalos.

In the juniors division, the USPF Baby Panthers bounced back from their first loss of the tournament by routing the Don Bosco Baby Greywolves, 84-60.

The win came on the heels of their 73-87 loss to the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons, USPF's first defeat of the season.

The Baby Panthers broke the game wide open in the third period where they outscored their opponents, 25-13, to establish a 55-38 advantage heading into the final period, a lead that stood until the game's final buzzer.

USPF was led by the 28 points of Rommel Diapera as they upped their record to 3-1 (win-loss) and into a tie for the lead in the standings with the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers.

The other match in high school play saw the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles even their record up at 2-2 after routing the defending champions Cebu Institute of Technology Wildkittens, 90-52.

The loss dropped CIT to 1-2 with their only win coming at the expense of UV, after the latter failed to show up.

amdgc82
08-16-2010, 06:33 AM
UV Lancers repulse Panthers
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 16, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - Nine-time champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers fended off a late rally by the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) to walk away with a 67-59 victory last Saturday in the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season at the Cebu Coliseum.

Later, the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats lost two players in leading scorer Chester Curso and reliable rookie Jose Allan Dimco but still escaped with a pulsating 94-92 win against the short-handed University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars in a physical game that was halted twice and nearly resulted into a fistfight.

With CIT leading, 40-33, Curso was ejected at 4:09 left in the second period when he retaliated to Renato Abing, who hit him deliberately but unnoticed by the referees. Just with 59 seconds left before halftime, Dimco left the game with a busted upper lip when he was hit by Jaguars' Kurt Amores and the score was tied at 43-all.

Wildcats' coach Gilbert Demape and team officials threatened to walk out if the referees will tolerate second motions even as they blamed the game officials for their failure to control the game even before the Curso-Abing fracas occurred.

Curso will be serving an automatic one game suspension and will not be available in their game against the DBTC Greywolves tomorrow, while Dimco is advised to rest.

In the third period, the Jaguars looked good in nailing their first win as they opened up their largest lead at eight points, 51-43, but all of a sudden, the wounded Wildcats responded with a 15-2 run including seven points by Arnel Ipang, who went on to lead the offense with 25 points.

The Jaguars had the lead for the last time at 92-90 on Abing's gift shots still with 1:19 left in the game on the fifth foul of Kenneth Cañete, but the Wildcats scored the last four points from the free throw stripe including two from Ipang.

Earlier, Jerome Silva scored six straight points on three stolen plays from under the basket as he lifted the Lancers to their fourth win in as many games. Silva had only eight points but it was Harold Cincoflores who led the offense with 12 points.

The scores

First game

UV (67) - Cincoflores 12, Mercader 9, Olivares 9, Lao 8, Silva 8, Villanil 5, Calo 5, Delantar 4, Abad 3, Saycon 2, Perolino 2

USPF (59) - Dajalos 11, Marano 10, Rivera 9, Cabahug 9, Linao 8, Bardilas 6, Avila 2, Tinoy 2

Second game

CIT (94) - Ipang 25, Curso 10, Dela Cerna 9, Lopez 9, Sanchez 7, Booc 6, Taboada 6, Cabanero 6, Cañete 5, Dimco 4, Batiquin 2, Alvarez 2

USJ-R (92) - Amores 21, Capillar 14, Lapiz 13, Dela Peña 10, Suliman 8, Bibera 8, Abing 6, Nudalo 4, Munez 2, Bucayan 2, Lajato 2, Olbedado 2 (FREEMAN)

amdgc82
08-16-2010, 06:38 AM
Dragons whip USC
Sunday, August 15, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons erased the memories of a 74-point loss to the University of San Carlos (USC) last season, with an 88-68 win in the high school division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. basketball tournament.

The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) teams on the other hand, suffered their worst starts in years.

The Jaguars could not find the right path despite their height and size advantage and lost to the smaller Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildcats, 94-92, in the main collegiate game last Saturday evening to drop to 0-4.

USJ-R also failed to sustain its poise and lost to the University of Cebu (UC) Baby Webmasters, 69-67, in the high school division. It is now winless in three games.

On the other hand, the Dragons started hot behind James Neil Sumayang, Johnmar Lou Regidor, Benjamine James Zosa, Roy Vincent Villarias and Nike Montalvo and established a 21-11 lead after the first quarter.

And behind its full court defense, CEC continued to dominate the game to improve to 3-1 and a share of the top spot with the University of the Visayas.

Zosa led CEC with 21 points . Sumayang and Montalvo had 13 points each.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 16, 2010.

amdgc82
08-16-2010, 09:39 AM
DRAGONS NOW 3-1
CEC routs USC to stay on top in Cesafi juniors basketball tournament
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:27:00 08/16/2010

The Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons continued their tour of vengeance against the rest of the field in the juniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament as they blasted the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors, 88-68, yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

With benefactor and resurgence catalyst Chester Cokaliong in attendance to lend his moral support to the once-fledgling squad, the Dragons ripped the Baby Warriors apart in the second period where they opened up a 41-16 lead that went on to a high of 30, at 87-57.

CEC, which improved to a league-best 3-1 (win-loss) record, was once again led by the sharpshooting James Zosa, who had 21 points built on five three-point shots. Lyle Sumayang and Nike Montalvo also lent a hand to their offensive juggernaught with 13 points each.

The second game saw the University of Cebu (UC) Baby Webmasters eke past the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars, 69-67, to improve to 2-1.

UC flirted with disaster all game long until the final buzzer when USJ-R's Rendell Senining's attempt to win the game with a three-pointer, fell short.

Meanwhile, the Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats literally shed blood, sweat and tears in order to get their second win of the tournament as they escaped the USJ-R Jaguars, 94-92, in what was considered to be the best seniors game this season late Saturday.

The Wildcats showed tremendous courage and poise down the stretch as they took down one of the league's powerhouse teams in spite losing two players in yesterday's match.

Their star wingman Chester Curso, was ejected with 4:09 left in the first half after figuring in an altercation with USJ-R's Renato Abing.

Adding injury to serious insult was the deep cut that forward Jose Dimco sustained to his upper lip after he was hit inadvertently in the face by USJ-R center Kurt Amores. Dimco was taken to the hospital after the incident to receive stitches.

CIT improved to 2-2 (win-loss) while USJ-R fell to a league-worst 0-4 mark.

amdgc82
08-17-2010, 06:57 AM
USC stuns SWU
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 17, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – The depleted University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors shocked the erratic Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras, 72-56, even as the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters cruised to their fourth consecutive win at the expense of the Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Greywolves, 88-77, last Sunday in the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season at the Cebu Coliseum.

In the high school match-ups, the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons devoured the USC Baby Warriors, 88-68, to improve their win-loss record to 3-1, while the UC Junior Webmasters escaped with a 69-67 win over the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars.

Reliable shooter Michael Cantonao scored 16 points and ace slotman Joven Cid Cortes added 13 points as the Warriors, who outrebounded the Cobras, 44-21, are now tied with their victims with identical 2-2 win-loss records.

Guard Nilton John Otida had 12 points and Sam Hermosa added 10 for the Warriors, whose great defensive effort caused the Cobras into a horrible outside shooting and their great rebounding denied the latter any second-chance points.

The Warriors also spoiled the return of two Cobras’ big men Clifford Maguate and Ritchie Jalandoni, who just combined for 16 points. Compounding the Cobras’ woes was the absence of top pointguard Arrd Diango, who is still recuperating from a left shoulder injury.

Only Eleazar Armecin registered double figures for the Cobras with 18 points.

With time winding down in the fourth period, the Warriors started hitting well contrary to the Cobras, who were in the thick of the fight only in the first half where they trailed by just three at halftime, 27-30.

In the other game, Junemar Fajardo charted 17 points as the Webmasters stretched their unbeaten streak to four. Gerald Ampoon finished with 15 points, while Kelvin Juliane and rookie Erden Glen Magallanes scored 12 points apiece.

The 1-3 Greywolves were led by Clarito Hernando Jr. followed by Jefford Aldave with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Benjamin James Zosa paced the Dragons with 21 points, while Francis Dave Guardario had 20 points for the Baby Warriors.

The Junior Webmasters were led by Alvin Labolabo Jr. with 15 points, while the winless Baby Jaguars were topscored by Julius de la Cerna Jr. with a game-high 25 points. (FREEMAN)

amdgc82
08-17-2010, 07:05 AM
USC beats SWU
Monday, August 16, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors may have mastered the art of playing handicapped as they beat the Southwestern University Cobras, 73-65, in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. at the Cebu Coliseum last Sunday.

The Warriors played with only eight men to SWU’s 15.

The University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters also scored another win, this time against the Don Bosco Technological College (DBTC) Greywolves, 88-77, last Sunday.

USC’s win was its second in four games and the Warriors are now tied with the Cobras in the standing. UC, on the other hand, is still undefeated in four games, while DBTC is now 1-2.

The Warriors played a well-oiled game and did not give the Cobras a chance to rest as they continued to pound the taller opponents from start to finish, forcing them to commit 21 turnovers.

What was surprising was the control of the Warriors in rebounds, 44-21, which denied the Cobras second chance points.

USC broke from a 21-all with a 9-3 binge for a 30-24 margin at the halftime then started a 13-5 run in the third to post a double-digit lead at 43-29.

The Cobras managed to get close in the fourth quarter from Gil Wagas and Ritchie Jalandoni’s baskets for a 51-45 count but it was the closest they could manage.

June Michael Cantonao topscored for USC with 16, Joven Cid Cortes added 13, while Nilton John Otida contributed 12.

Eleazar Armecin scored a game high 18 points for the Cobras.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 17, 2010

amdgc82
08-18-2010, 09:09 AM
USC DOES IT AGAIN
Undermanned Warriors chalk up 73-56 victory over SWU Cobras
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 10:38:00 08/17/2010

Games today:

Cebu Coliseum

4:30 pm – UC vs DBC (jrs.)

6 pm – DBC vs CIT (srs.)

As the saying goes, there is strength in numbers. Just do not tell that to the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors.

The Warriors grabbed their second win of the season by defeating the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras, 73-56, in spite of their meager eight-man roster, late Sunday evening in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Warriors, whose numbers were depleted before the season started with several of their key players not being able to play because of eligibility issues, has thrived on the adversity of the situation as they took the game into their hands with a dominating second half performance.

The other match of college play last Sunday also saw the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters take a share of the lead in the standings after they beat the Don Bosco Greywolves, 88-77.

UC is now tied with the nine-time champions University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers with similar 4-0 (win-loss) records heading into their much-anticipated matchup on Sunday.

USC's win, on the other hand, gave them a tie with their victims and the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats at 2-2.

USC was nursing just a three-point lead at 30-27 at halftime when they kicked off the second half with a 13-5 run that gave them a 43-32 lead.

Though the Cobras were able to come to within six, 45-51, the Warriors managed to regain control and cruised to the finish.

Michael Cantonao topped USC with 16 points while Cid Cortes added 13 markers.

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08-18-2010, 09:10 AM
UC juniors thrash DBTC by 58 points
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 18, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - The University of Cebu (UC) Junior Webmasters went unstoppable all throughout the game en route to come up with a 106-48 massacre of the smaller and disorganized Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Greywolves in the lone secondary match of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season last night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Games tomorrow (Cebu Coliseum)

4:30 pm

CEC vs. UC (jrs.)

6 pm

CIT vs. USC (srs.)

The Webmasters, thus, created a three-way logjam at first place with the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers and the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons with similar 3-1 win-loss records.

The three-way tie could only last until tomorrow though as the Webmasters and the Dragons clash head-on in a highly-anticipated showdown of strong title contenders.

John Raphael Aranas and Alvin Labolabo, Jr. spearheaded UC’s dreaded offense with 20 and 19 points, respectively. Their ceaseless trapping defense forced the Junior Greywolves to commit several turnovers as they could hardly cross the ball to the midcourt, a deplorable sight familiar only last year in all games by the Dragons.

This year, it looked like the Greywolves, who are still winless in three games, are the whipping boys of the 10-year-old league.

Nico Nemeño added 13 points, while Adamme Talisic and Jeric Gel Yburan had 12 points each for the Webmasters, whose largest lead stood at 51 points, 94-43, with only three minutes left in the contest.

Only Jose Marlo Pono finished in double figures for the Greywolves with 10 points.

The scores

UC (106) - Aranas 20, Labolabo 19, Nemeño 13, Talisic 12, Yburan 12, Otida 8, Pua 7, Ortega 5, Legaspi 3, Culnago 2, Rodrigo 2, Comendador 1

DBTC (48) - Pono 10, Belangel 9, Elizondo 6, Carbon 4, Mellijor 3, Yao 3, Ruiz 3, Gelasque 3, Tabasa 2, Icot 2, Castro 2, Haben 1 Halftime: 52-36 (FREEMAN)

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08-18-2010, 09:10 AM
Web rules
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE University of Cebu Baby Web-masters showed a lot of grit as they decapitated the Don Bosco Technological College (DBTC) Baby Greywolves in a one-sided 106-48 high school game of the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation (Cesafi) Basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.

The mismatch was obvious as early as the opening minutes of the game. UC gained the telling 26-12 edge through the outstanding performances from John Raphael Aranas, Niko Nemeño and Alvin Labo-Labo Jr. who combined for 17 points that set the tone for a lopsided victory.

Don Bosco, however, showed some bright moments in the second period behind the efforts of Jose Marlo Pono and Dale Emmanuel Belangel, but Jerick Gel Yburan and Labo-Labo made it impossible for the Greywolves to gain momentum.

Smelling blood, the Baby Webmasters took out all the wind from the Baby Greywolves as its trapping defense held the smaller opponents to just 9 points, to establish a 70-35 lead entering the final period. They continued to pound until the final buzzer, to march to their third win in four games. Don Bosco, on the other hand, suffered its third straight defeat to tie with the embattled University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars with 0-3 win-loss cards.

Aranas, who scored 10 in UC’s 36-13 fourth quarter blitz, scored the game high 20 points. Labo-Labo followed with 19, Nemeño contributed 13, and Adamme Talisic and Yburan scored 12 points each for UC while Pono was the lone Baby Greywolf to score in double digits with 10.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 18, 2010.

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08-19-2010, 09:06 AM
DBTC Baby Greywolves lose to UC Webmasters by 58 pts in Cesafi hoop
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 09:31:00 08/18/2010

WHAT was once the infamous mantle of the Cebu Eastern College Dragons has now been usurped by the Don Bosco College Baby Greywolves, as the latter suffered a humiliating 58-point beating at the hands of the University of Cebu Baby Webmasters, 48-106, yesterday in the juniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Dragons were the butt of jokes last season after getting routed in every game, with each loss more bitter than the last which culminated in a 155-point loss at the hands of the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers. This year though, CEC has resuscitated its campaign and is now sitting atop the standings with a 3-1 (win-loss) record.

Don Bosco remained at the bottom of the barrel, with this latest loss putting their mark at 0-3. UC claimed its third victory in four games and shares top billing with CEC and UV, heading into their match-up tomorrow with the Dragons.

UC all but decided the match in the first canto where they led, 26-12, and widened the gap further at 52-26, after starting the second canto with a 10-0 run. Starring in that sizzling rally were big man Alvin Labo-Labo and lefty wingman John Aranas, who eventually topped the scoring chores for the Baby Webmasters with 19 and 20 points, respectively.

Three other UC players scored in twin digits with Nikko Nemeno contributing 13 points and Adam Talisic and Jerick Yburan each adding 12 markers. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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08-19-2010, 09:07 AM
Wildcats trounce Greywolves
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 19, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – The Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats squandered a 20-point lead midway through the fourth period but recovered in time to beat the Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Greywolves, 91-82, for their first back-to-back wins in the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Wildcats, fresh from scoring a 94-92 upset over the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, are on the brink of making a CESAFI record of three-game winning run when they test the mettle of the undermanned yet dangerous University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors in tonight's lone collegiate match.

Today also marks the first time in school history that the traditional whipping boys of the league, the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons, could go up for the first place in the standing when they take on the more experienced and cohesive University of Cebu (UC) Junior Webmasters

Arnel Ipang gave the Wildcats their largest lead at 21-points, 81-61, with still 6:42 left in the final canto but instead of bucking away, the Greywolves played like wounded tigers and came up with a vengeful retaliations as they managed to cut down the deficit to just seven points, 82-89, on a basket by Clarito Hernando, Jr.

The Greywolves, however, simply ran out of time because there were only 30 seconds left in the game.

Without Curso at the frontline, Floyd Taboada came up with his breakout game leading the Wildcats with 20 points. Rookie Jose Allan Dimco added 20 points, while Ipang finished with 14 points.

The victory was the Wildcats' third in five games and their first back-to-back wins in quite a long while in CESAFI.

Despite missing lots of foul throws, Jefford Aldave still went on to lead the Greywolves with 20 points, while Jan Pons Geraga had 16 points followed by Hernando and Airell Tirado with 11 and 10 markers. (FREEMAN)

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08-19-2010, 09:08 AM
CIT-U tops DBTC
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

HE Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildcats held their ground down the stretch to frustrate the Don Bosco Technological College (DBTC) Greywolves, 91-82, in the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) collegiate division at the Cebu Coliseum last Tuesday.

The victory improved CIT-U’s record to 3-2, while DBTC sank to 1-3.

DBTC looked ready to give the Wildcats a good fight when they took an early lead, 17-15, at the end of the first quarter.

However, things began to go sour for the Greywolves when Floyd Taboada heated up.

Taboada led a 30-15 blitz by the Wildcats for a 45-32 lead at the half. Taboada had 11 of his game-high 23 points in that rally.

The Greywolves executed a better defense in the third but luck was not on their side as they could not convert their point-blank attempts. Making matters worse, DBTC also struggled from the free throw line, making only 9 of 18 in the third.

DBTC regained composure in the final period behind the efforts of David James Cinco, Clarito Hernando Jr., Jan Pons Geraga and Jefford Aldave but CIT-U managed to hang on.

Jose Allan Dimco finished with 20 points and Arnel Ipang had 14 for CIT-U before fouling out. Aldave topscored for DBTC with 20 and Geraga finished with 16 points.

Meanwhile, there will be two interesting matches today at the Cebu Coliseum.

A much-improved Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons will try to exorcise the ghost of last season as they face the team that beat them by 131 points—the University of Cebu Baby Webmasters—at 4:30 p.m. while the Wildcats will be up against the resurgent University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors in the main game at 6 p.m.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 19, 2010.

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08-20-2010, 09:33 AM
CEC takes jrs. class lead
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 20, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – The Cinderella story of the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons continues as the one-time whipping boys of the league demolished the University of Cebu Junior Webmaster, 96-77 in the 10th season of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

The win is a vengeance of sort for the Baby Dragons, who last year lost by 131 points to the UC Juniors.

Relying on their taller second stringers and deeper bench, the Dragons scored so many fastbreak points especially in the third period when they outscored the Junior Webmasters, 30-18.

The Dragons, who are now one game ahead of idle University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers at 3-1, took the temporary lead with a 4-1 win-loss record and pushed the Junior Webmasters into solo third place with a 3-2 win-loss card.

The Junior Webmasters manhandled the Dragons last year in a 159-48 victory.

The 131-point beating that CEC got from UC stands as the second-worst record in the league.

Unfortunately, the Baby Dragons also hold the worst defeat in the league, a 178-23 loss to the UV Baby Lancers.

Nike Montalvo led the Dragons with 28 points and was joined in the scoring parade by James Neil Sumayang, Johnmar Lou Regidor, Benjamin James Zosa and Roy Vincent Villarias, who all finished in double figures.

They made the Junior Webmasters pay with their fastbreaks and more accurate outside shooting and managed to elude the much-vaunted UC's multi-faceted defense.

Sumayang also defended well against UC center Alvin Labolabo, Jr. and scored 17 points, most of them in the fourth period when he connived with Montalvo and Mark Anthony Olayon, who scored seven straight points in a short span of the fourth period to help the Dragons erect a 21-point lead, 78-57 with still plenty of time to spare.

They were still protecting a 21-point lead, 84-63 in the last 4:45 of the contest.

Regidor, who scored 11 points, was also a plus factor as he hit three straight triples in the third period when the Dragons started to break the game wide open with a 70-57 lead after three quarters.

Even John Li Anthony Damole, the smallest in the Dragons' roster and one of the two remnants from last year's squad along with Raymond Sypongco, showed his courage and con-fidence by hitting a triple over the outstretched arms of the UC defenders with only 20 seconds left in the ballgame.

Labolabo topscored for the Junior Webmasters with 24 points while John

Raphael Aranas and James Joseph Otida had 15 and 10 points, respectively. (FREEMAN)

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08-20-2010, 09:37 AM
Dragons crush UC
Thursday, August 19, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

MOTIVATED for redemption.

This was the mindset of the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons against the University of Cebu Webmasters and after the final buzzer sounded, they hacked out a 96-77 rout in the much anticipated high school match of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

CEC improved to 4-1, while UC dropped 3-2.

“Redemption. And the players were motivated because they wanted to prove themselves.

In the past games, they were inconsistent and had a lot of turnovers and made poor shot selections. And they know they were up against a very strong team in UC,” Dragons team manager Sammy Sia told Sun.Star Cebu.

Last year, CEC lost by 131 to the Baby Webmasters, 159-28.

UC who was then taller, bigger and quicker, employed a choking full court defense that did not allow CEC to cross the halfcourt line for most of the time.

Agaisnt this year’s Dragons, that same strategy didn’t work.

The game was played closely for two quarters, but CEC’s determination were apparent from the start as they took control of the ball game right from the jumpball.

After a 40-39 tally at the first half, UC’s game went sour, while CEC started to hit big shots. The Dragons’ defense also started to hold the scorers of the Baby Webmasters.

Johnmar Lou Regidor scored all of his 11 points in the third—including three triples—and James Neil Sumayang also scored seven of his 17 points as CEC started to build a double digit lead.

A quick 10 unanswered points from Roy Vincent Villarias and Mark Anthony Olayon gave CEC its biggest lead at 80-57 with 7:21 left.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 20, 2010.

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08-21-2010, 07:27 AM
CIT Wildcats nail 3rd victory
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 09:31:00 08/19/2010

Games today (Cebu Coliseum)

4:30 pm – UC vs CEC (jrs.)

6 pm – USC vs CIT (srs.)

After years of languishing at the bottom of the barrel, the Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats proved they are back in serious business after grabbing their third win in four games, beating the Don Bosco Greywolves, 91-82 Tuesday, in the Seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament.

The Wildcats' latest win put them in solo second place behind the undefeated University of the Visayas Green Lancers and the University of Cebu Webmasters, both with 4-0 (win-loss) records.

Earlier in the week, CIT upset perennial Cesafi powerhouse University of San Jose-Recoletos, 94-92, and kept the momentum from that match by holding off the Greywolves.

Don Bosco led in the first period, 17-15, but were silenced by the Wildcats in the second with a, 19-2 bomb as CIT surged in front, 34-17. Floyd Taboada, CIT's fiery wingman, scored 11 of his 23 points in the second canto to push his team to a 45-32 lead at halftime.

CIT extended the lead to 20, 81-61, but Don Bosco managed to slice the lead down to seven, 82-89, with 34 seconds left in the game. But CIT held on as Mark Booc and Jose Dimco split their charities to secure the victory.

Dimco, who was sporting a stitched upper lip as a result of the huge gash he suffered at the hands of USJ-R's Kurt Amores, did not mind the pain as he scored 20 points while Arnel Ipang added 14 markers.

Don Bosco fell to 1-3, the second worst record in the league behind the Jaguars woeful 0-4 card.

CIT will gun to keep their winning roll going today when they take on the courageous University of San Carlos Warriors, who have compiled a 2-2 record despite playing with just eight players.

Today's playdate will be opened by an explosive match-up between two leaders in high school play, the rejuvenated Cebu Eastern College Dragons and the UC Baby Webmasters. Both sport identical 3-1 cards along with the UV Baby Lancers.

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08-21-2010, 07:29 AM
UP AND AWAY
CEC grabs lead in Cesafi juniors competition with huge victory over UC
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:42:00 08/20/2010

The Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons continue their domination in the juniors division of the Cesafi basketball tournament as they routed the University of Cebu (UC), 96-77, yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Dragons, who were cellar-dwellars last year, have become the giant-killers this year as they trashed the same Baby Webmasters squad that shamed them by 131 points last year.

With the victory, CEC grabbed the lead from UC with a 4-1 (win-loss) record.

CEC exploded in the third period and took control of the match in the entire second half.

The Baby Webmasters were neck-to-neck with the Dragons in the first half with the scored pegged at 40-39, in favor of UC at the bend.

But the Dragons turned it up a notch in the third stanza behind the offensive brilliance of Nike Montalvo, Lyle Sumayang and Johnlou Regidor.

Regidor in particular was sizzling in that stretch as he scored 11 points, spiked by three booming three-pointers, the last one giving them a 70-57 lead heading into the last period.

The Dragons started the final stretch on fire as Mark Olayon's seven points spearheaded a 10-0 blast that extended their lead to a high of 23, 80-57, before they eased their way to the victory.

Montalvo added this game to his list of personal highlight reels as he scored 28 points while Sumayang added 17 markers.

Three others scored in twin digits with Regidor and Benjamin Zosa managing 11 apiece and Roy Villarias contributing 10 points.

Alvin Labo-Labo scored 24 points to lead the way for the Baby Webmasters, which dropped to 3-2 for third place in the standings. the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers are at second place with a 3-1 slate

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08-21-2010, 07:30 AM
Cantonao shines as USC pummels CIT
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 21, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – Michael Cantonao drilled in eight triples of his 27 points to power the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors to a 104-78 annihilation of the Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildcats last Thursday in the lone collegiate match-up of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season at the Cebu Coliseum.

Cantonao was too hot to handle that he led the Warriors in a free-wheeling exchange of baskets in the fourth period where they mounted an almost insurmountable 35-point lead, 78-43, on a basket by Robert Gines Codilla. The Wildcats tried to withstand the fury but failed to dismantle the lead even with Chester Curso was more deadly in his return from a one-game suspension leading the Wildcats with 29 points.

Again, the Warriors lived up on their marvelous teamwork and despite having only eight players in their lineup, they are just too tenacious to come up with a win with six players scoring in double figures led by Cantonao.

The Warriors and the Wildcats, who are now locked up at second place with similar 3-2 win-loss cards, could still keep the second spot with a victory tonight against separate rivals-the Warriors go up against the winless USP-F Panthers while the Wildcats are pitted against the equally-strong SWU Cobras.

Joven Cid Cortes added 17 points for the Warriors while Sam Hermosa and Codilla chipped in with 15 points apiece even as John Nilton Otida and Mark Gil Panerio finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

In assuming their roles, guards Mico Santos and Chino Uy did not score in double figures but their assists were as vital as the points earned by their other teammates.

Rookie Allan Dimco had a stellar performance scoring 17 points for the Wildcats but the missing links were Arnel Ipang and Floyd Taboada, who were spectacular during their games against the USJR Jaguars where they escaped with a 94-92 victory last August 14. Ipang and Taboada, both can score fairly from the field, just made nine points each. (FREEMAN)

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08-21-2010, 07:33 AM
USC’s Warrior spirit
Friday, August 20, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors lived up to their moniker and showed they have mastered the art of playing with only eight players.

The Warriors grilled the unsuspecting Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildcats, 104-78, in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. collegiate basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last Thursday.

The Warriors are now 3-2, while the Wildcats dropped to 3-3.

Everybody expected the game to go down the wire but the Warriors displayed their superiority and even posted a 37-point lead, twice, before mellowing in the final five minutes.

“As you can see, we are forced to play undermanned. So I made some innovations to our game. Tinanggal na namin yung fastbreak at full court trap, kasi nakakapagod yun, eh walo lang kami. So we focus on executing our halfcourt offense and defense,” USC coach Mike Reyes told Sun.Star Cebu.

The Warriors also employed quick passing and extra ball movement that baffled the defense of the opponents.

Blessing

In addition, the players now have a higher shooting percentage and play aggressively on both ends.

“It’s a blessing in disguise na rin for the players. They now play with a lot of confidence and they make most of what playing time they’ve got,” added Reyes.

USC started shooting hot in the early going, leaving the Wildcats, 23-12, at the onset.

With the balanced attack led by June Michael Cantonao, USC closed the third quarter with a 76-43 lead.

It was at the 6:13 mark, with USC safely ahead, 86-53, that CIT-U managed to break down the defense of the Warriors.

Chester Curso, who came out of a one-game suspension and the lanky Jose Allan Dimco led a surge, outscoring USC 20-7 to cut the lead to 93-73 with 2:09 left to play.

However, that was not enough and Mark Gil Panerio and Nilton John Otida closed out USC’s third win in five games.

Cantonao led six Warriors who finished in double digits with 27 points—highlighted by eight triples. Jovin Cid Cortes had 17.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 21, 2010.

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08-22-2010, 11:31 AM
USC ON A ROLL
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 09:08:00 08/21/2010

Games today:

Cebu Coliseum

1 p.m. – CEC vs. CIT (jrs.)

2:30 p.m. – USPF vs SHS-AdC (jrs.)

4 p.m. - USC vs. USPF (srs.)

5:30 p.m. – SWU vs. CIT (srs.)

The University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors are growing fond of their underdog status and are thriving on it as they added another victory to their name with a 104-78 beating of the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats, in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament late Thursday evening at the Cebu Coliseum.

Even with their depleted roster, the eight-man crew of head coach Mike Reyes still delivered big numbers as they posted the highest scoring total in their division this season. It was also their third win in five games and tied their victims for second place in the standings behind the undefeated University of Cebu (UC) and nine-time champions University of the Visayas (UV).

Sweet-shooting wingman Mike Cantonao, who has just returned from missing the first two games of USC due to an illness, showed that he was back as he tallied a game-high 27 points, punctuated by eight three-point shots. He had three of those trifectas in the second period, where they pushed their lead from 11 after the first canto, to a solid 20, 47-27, at halftime.

USC extended their lead to a high of 37, 81-44, before the Warriors coasted to the win.

Six of the eight players of USC scored in double figures with Joven Cortes scoring 17 points while Sam Hermosa and Robert Codilla added 15 apiece. Nilton Otida and Mark Panerio contributed 12 and 11 markers, respectively.

USC will be itching to get another victory today when they take on the winless University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panther. CIT on the other hand, aims to bounce back with their tiff today against the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras.

In high school play, the high-flying Cebu Eastern College Dragons hope to solidify their grip of the lead in the standings when they tackle the defending champions CIT Wildkittens.

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08-22-2010, 11:33 AM
Eagles nab third win
Saturday, August 21, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Eagles picked their third straight win, while rival Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons marched to their fifth victory in the high school division of the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Eagles clamped the offensive prowess of Rommel Diapera for a 78-72 win over the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Baby Panthers, while the Dragons avenged an 82-point loss to the defending champions Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT) Wildkittens last year with a clinical 87-52 bashing in the opening match.

SHS-AdC focus its defense on the high-scoring Diapera, who was limited to just nine points, nine days after scoring 32 against the Dragons.

The game was closely fought all the way but the Eagles’ defense held on for their third win in five games. USPF is also 3-2.

Julius Salvador Cadavis topscored for SHS-AdC with 18 ponts and Bradley Brian Bacaltos added 15. Joshua Corcilles scored a game-high 20 and Jayson Cando contributed 11 for USPF.

In the first game, the Dragons dropped a tearing 27-14 blitz in the second quarter to build a 46-28 lead at the bend to cruise to their fifth win in six games.

The Dragons’ only loss was against the University of the Visayas (UV).

Nike Montalvo again displayed his scoring prowess and delivered 21 points—including nine in the second quarter—as CEC took over the solo leadership over the idle UV, which has a 3-1 record.

Aside from Montalvo, James Neil Sumayang also shared the offensive load with 14 points.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 22, 2010.

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08-22-2010, 11:43 AM
Pages: Chester Cokaliong and the Dragons of CEC
John Pages
Match Point
Saturday, August 21, 2010

TWELVE months ago, there was a catastrophe. The Cebu Eastern College high school basketball team played the University of Cebu and lost—not by a mere 19 points, but with the score, 159-28. That’s a 131-point disaster. Days after, an even worse hurricane pounded: Against UV, the CEC squad was massacred, 178-23. That 155-point deficit was the worse mutilation in Cebu basketball history—possibly in this whole rotating universe.

“This is humiliating!” I complained in an Aug. 2 article last year. “Cebu Eastern College, a highly-reputable school, has been transformed into a laughingstock.”

Well, look who’s laughing now…

Last Thursday, the CEC Dragons were once more fed to UC but—Ripley’s Believe It Or Not—from a 131-point loss last year, they beat their tormentors, 96-77. Computing both games, that’s a turnaround of 150 points! Now, that’s a Ripley’s story.

“This turnaround started right after those embarrassments,” said Chester Cokaliong, the three-point king of Cebu and one of our most august of basketball stars. “Last year, the CEC school officials came for a meeting at my office in Cokaliong Shipping. We met at the boardroom. Everyone was there: the principals, important faculty members, the alumni, Jefferson Go, Samuel Sia, Wilson Yu, and the leader of the group, Frederick Ong, Jr.”

Hounded by humiliation, they wanted change. And who else can the school turn to for a turnaround but their most passionate alumni?

“When we met, they asked for a three-year program,” said Chester. “I said, ‘No, that’s too long. If we’re going to improve, we’re going to have to get the best now.’ At first, the group aimed to reach the semis this year. Dili ko mosugot. Ayaw. If you want help, we have to go all the way. If we’re going to spend, let’s aim for the top.”

And so Mr. Cokaliong, armed with backing of the school, the Cecaba, team manager Samuel Sia, Wilson Yu, and the alumni, went into action mode.

“First, we scouted for a good coach,” he said. “Now, we have an excellent one named Jerry Jaranilla. We got him from Iloilo. I told Jerry, ‘You can ride the Cokaliong boat plying Iloilo anytime you want.’ If your family wants to come to Cebu, they can. Sakay siya sa iyang gusto. Walay gasto. Then we scouted for players. We paid for all the expenses. We went to Davao, Bacolod, others, to pick the best. Free sila tanan. Board and lodging. Scholarship. Plus, we added a bonus: all children will learn Chinese. Actually, what we did we just adopted from other schools. But we tried to do more. Ato nalang ni haguan, I told our group. If the other schools can do it, we can.”

How much is Chester spending? Each month, he and Frederick Ong, Jr. split in half the bill of P50,000. How much total have you spent so far? I asked. “Almost P300,000,” he said.

That’s not all. For each tournament win, the coaching staff gets a one-month bonus. And, as an example of his generosity, after last Thursday’s win over UC, in mid-court he approached the boys and told them that if they reach the semis, he’ll give each of them a brand-new pair of shoes.

With this funding and dedication, CEC has been transformed from chickens to dragons. In five Cesafi games thus far, they own a league-leading scorecard of 4-1. They’ve beaten Sacred Heart School-Ateneo (87-70), USC (88-68), USPF (87-73) and UC. Their only loss was against UV, 81-76.

CEC is a shoo-in for the semis and, if they continue their strong play, will likely meet UV in the finals.

Now, this “Comeback of the Decade” story can easily be defined by one word: money. That’s true. The Chinese community has plenty. And this is the primary reason the team has rebounded. But, more than cash, this is about a bigger reason: Pride.

It’s about the alumni and faculty disallowing the good name of their school to be tarnished. It’s about rising from defeat. It’s about triumph from humiliation. For, as Chester told me two nights ago, “The lesson for all of us is this: You can achieve anything… as long as you put your heart into it.”

(john@pages.ph)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 22, 2010.

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08-23-2010, 07:12 AM
LEAN BUT MEAN
Undermanned USC Warriors continue winning ways in Cesafi seniors basketball
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News

First Posted 11:49:00 08/22/2010

Games Sunday:

Cebu Coliseum

1 p.m. – DBC vs. USJ-R (jrs.)

2:30 p.m. – UC vs. USC (jrs.)

4 p.m. – USJ-R vs. DBC (srs.)

5:30 p.m. – UV vs. UC (srs.)

The University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors continued their winning ways behind the resolve of their eight-man roster as they rolled past the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers, 76-65, in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Unlike their past two games where they demolished their Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras and Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats with relative ease, yesterday's match proved to be a dogfight with the Panthers going neck-to-neck with them.

The score was tied at 51-all heading into the final moments of the fourth period when USC finally took control behind the timely shotmaking of Joven Cortez and Sam Hermosa, who ended up with 13 points each.

Guards Mike Cantonao and Nilton Otida also added 11 markers apiece for USC which improved to 4-2 (win-loss) while keeping USPF winless in five matches.

DRAGONS STILL ON FIRE

In juniors play, the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons remained unstoppable as they blasted the defending champions CIT Wildkittens, 87-52 to gain a league-high 5-1 record.

The Dragons, thus, avenged their humiliating 44-126 loss to the Wildkittens last year convincingly with the athletic Nike Montalvo tallying a game-high 21 points and Benjamin James Zosa adding 12 markers.

The other high school game saw the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles outlast the USPF Baby Panthers, 78-72, for their third win in five games.

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08-23-2010, 07:15 AM
USC, SWU tame foes
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 23, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - The University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors assured themselves of landing at the top four going into the quarterfinals after scoring a 76-65 victory over the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers, even as the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras halted the two-game run by the Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U), 81-71, in the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season at the Cebu Coliseum.

GAMES TOMORROW (Cebu Coliseum)

4:30 pm DBTC vs. CIT-U (jrs.)

6 pm UC vs. USP-F (dSrs.)

The Warriors are currently at solo second with a 4-2 win-loss record, while the Panthers slumped further at the bottom without a win in five starts.

As usual, the eight-man Warriors came up with another well-balanced offensive with five of them scoring in double figures led by Sam Hermosa and Joven Cid Cortes with 13 points apiece. Michael Cantonao and Nilton John Otida each posted 11 markers, while Robert Gines Codilla donated 10.

Former Warrior Dennis Earvin Ferraren paced the staggering Panthers with 13 points, while Mil Anthony Linao and Lawrence Miguel Marano chipped in 12 points each.

Later in the day, Eleazar Armecin fired six triples of his topscoring 27 points as the Cobras coasted to their third victory in five games. The Wildcats fel to 3-3.

Rene Pacquiao backed up Armecin with 18 points.

Chester Curso led the Wildcats with 21 points followed by Floyd Taboada with 11.

In the secondary matches, the vastly improved Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons made mincemeat of the CIT Wildkittens, 87-57, to keep the solo lead with 5-1 win-loss record, while the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles escaped with a 78-72 win over the USPF Baby Panthers.

The scores

First game

USC (76) - Cortes 13, Hermosa 13, Cantonao 11, Otida 11, Codilla 10, Panerio 8, Santos 6, Uy 4

USPF (65) - E. Ferraren 13, Marano 12, Linao 12, Rivera 6, Tinoy 6, Dajalos 5, Avila 5, Bardilas 2, Sedurifa 2, J. Ferraren 2 Halftime: 38-36

Second Game

SWU (81) - Armecin 27, Pacquiao 18, Maguate 9, Ortuyo 8, Pria 7, Litorja 6, Diango 4, Wagas 2

CIT (71) - Curso 21, Taboada 11, Dela Cerna 9, Ipang 9, Booc 8, Dimco 8, Alvarez 2, Cabanero 2, Canete 1 Halftime: 48-36 (FREEMAN)

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08-23-2010, 08:21 AM
FINALLY, A VICTORY
USJ-R Baby Jaguars log first win in juniors division
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News

First Posted 07:05:00 08/23/2010

The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars gained their first win in the juniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) as they came all the way back from a 17-point halftime deficit to defeat the Don Bosco Baby Greywolves, 77-68, yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Baby Jaguars, runners-up of the tournament last year, have struggled to find their mark this season with the departure of several key players and the lack of influx of new talent.

They finally made things happen yesterday, starting in the second half after a dismal first half performance that saw them get down by 17, 39-22, at the bend.

Leading the incredible comeback were the Senining brothers, Renzo and Rendell, who scored 20 and 13 points, respectively. The older Senining in particular was spectacular in the fourth period, where he scored 11 of his points and combined with Julius dela Pena, who also had nine of his 11 markers in that stretch, to help turn the tide for the Baby Jaguars.

USJ-R started to make their move in the third period as they clawed slowly at the lead which eventually stood at five, 42-47, heading into the final canto. Then, the Baby Jagaurs made the game theirs as they exploded for 34 points in the fourth period to come away with their first win in four games.

Don Bosco on the other hand, fell further down the hole with an 0-4 (win-loss) card.

The other game in high school saw another come-from-behind effort as the University of Cebu (UC) Baby Webmasters took their fourth win in six outings with a 77-60 win over the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors.

Jerick Yburan led UC's barrage with 21 points, 15 of which came in the third period.

In the seniors division late Saturday evening, the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras improved their record to 3-2 with an 81-71 win over the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats. Eleazar Armecin sizzled for the Cobras with 27 points

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08-24-2010, 09:19 AM
Lancers notch fifth straight victory
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 24, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - Nine-time champion University of the Visayas Green Lancers overcame an unproductive and chaotic fourth quarter to pull off an 82-79 victory over the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters in a physical and highly-emotional encounter that resulted into the ejection of UV pointguard Eman Calo the other night in the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season at the Cebu Coliseum.

Games Today (Cebu Coliseum)

4:30 pm DBTC vs. CIT (jrs.)

6 pm UC vs. USP-F (srs.)

Earlier, the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) finally barged into the win column but the Jaguars had to toil hard until the closing minutes of the contest before taming the Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Greywolves, 66-59.

Calo, whose second quarter explosion helped the Lancers mount a 19-point lead, 58-39, was assessed with two unsportsmanlike fouls against UC’s Robinson Mohammad that led to his ejection at the final 4:39 mark of the game.

First, Calo planted an elbow to Mohammad’s adam’s apple with 1:20 left in the third period. He went up against the same rival when he dove for the ball and then wiggled his body on top of Mohammad, which the referees deemed as an unsportsmanlike gesture, thus, he was thrown out of the game.

Just when everybody thought it’s going to be blowout for the Lancers, the Webmasters staged a furious fightback in the final period to erase the huge deficit and even grab the upperhand, 72-71, on a 3-pointer by Edward Pao.

The Webmasters still enjoyed a 76-73 edge on a basket by Junemar Fajardo with 1:25 left to play, but the Lancers made the powerful endgame kick by scoring eight straight points courtesy of Phil Mercader and Ralf Olivares that saved their day.

The Lancers, who were outscored by the Webmasters in the final period, 31-22, are now alone at the top spot with an unblemished 5-0 record.

Olivares and Harold Cincoflores connived for 39 points for the Lancers, who will be out of commission in their next game against the Jaguars on Thursday, added 15 points.

Fajardo, Pao and Kelvin Juliane conspired for 51 points for the Webmasters.

Earlier, Jun Lapiz fired 15 points as the Jaguars survived the 24-point output of Greywolves’ Jefford Aldave to snap out of their four-game losing spell.

In the secondary matches, the Baby Jaguars rode on the 20-point explosion of Renzo Senining to beat the Junior Greywolves, 77-68, while the UC Junior Webmasters mauled the USC Baby Warriors, 78-60.

The scores

First game:

USJ-R (66) - Lapiz 15, Capillar 13, Amores 10, Dela Pena 6, Bibera 6, Suliman 4, Albarillo 4, Munez 3, Tabaloc 2, Lajato 1

DBTC (59) - Aldave 24, Hernandeo 10, Cinco 5, Cortes 4, Desucatan 4, Puebla 3, Tirado 2, Guba 2, Geraga 2, Echavez 2, Castro 1 Halftime: 35-27

Second Game:

UV (82) - Olivares 20, Cincoflores 19, Calo 15, Abad 8, Silva 7, Mercader 6, Avillanoza 4, Perolino 2, Lao 1

UC (79) - Fajardo 18, Pao 17, Juliane 16, Mohammad 14, Bercede 5, Heruela 3, Magallanes 2, Cabrera 2, Enriquez 2 Halftime: 40-31 (FREEMAN)

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08-24-2010, 09:21 AM
Still undefeated
Monday, August 23, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE University of the Visayas (UV) lost a 19-point lead but regained its poise to stay undefeated in the 2010 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Collegiate Basketball tournament.

The nine-time champions showed their vast experience as they scored a thrilling 82-79 victory over bitter rivals University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters in last Sunday’s main game in the packed Cebu Coliseum.

UV is now ahead with a 5-0 record, while UC, touted as the favorite to finally unseat UV this year, is second at 4-1.

Meanwhile, the erstwhile winless University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars finally scored their first victory, 77-68, against the struggling Don Bosco Technology College (DBTC) Greywolves in the earlier game.

In the main game, UC and UV exchanged leads four times in the first quarter before UV asserted its superiority in the next two quarters.

Ralf Olivares and Emmanuel Calo came off the bench to shine for UV as they combined for 33 points for a 38-26 lead at 1:22 of the second period.

Ejected

UV continued to play big after the halftime break to establish a 19-point lead, 58-39, with 3:04 left in the third period.

Robinson Mohamad came into the picture for UC and rallied the Webmasters to cut UV’s lead to 60-48 entering the final period.

Junemar Fajardo led another rally that allowed UC to cut the lead further to 69-57 in the fourth as they held UV without a basket for more than four minutes.

Calo compounded UV’s woes as he was ejected for committing his second unsportsmanlike foul and UC launched another 17-2 run to take the lead, 74-71, with only 1:51 left.

But just as everybody thought UV was about to give up, the Lancers adjusted their defensive stance and Olivares cashed in from the free throw line to steal the win.

Olivares scored a game-high 20 points, while Calo had 15. Fajardo scored 18 for UC, while Kirst Edward Pao had 17.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 24, 2010.

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08-25-2010, 07:13 AM
CIT Jrs. Trounce DBTC
By GGM (The Freeman)
Updated August 25, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - The taller Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildkittens employed a crippling half-court defense and scored a lot of fastbreak points to demolish the Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Junior Greywolves, 91-65, in last night's lone secondary match of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season at the Cebu Coliseum.

Down by 11 points, 25-34, the Junior Greywolves rallied back to cut down the deficit to just four points, 43-47, with three minutes left in the period.

However, the Wildkittens answered several points quickly that they took a 57-43 lead before the third period ended.

The Junior Greywolves backcourt woes continued in the fourth quarter as the Wildkittens mounted a 24-point bulge, 86-60, with only two minutes before the final horn.

Power forward John Lucerna topscored with 22 points as the Wildkittens improved their win-loss record to 2-3, while dropped their rivals to 0-5. Rannie Laborte and Marc Neri chipped in 13 and 10 points, respectively.

The scores

CIT (91) - Lucerna 22, Laborte 13, Neri 10, Limalima 9, Entrampas 8, Dictado 7, Abacahan 7, Sinalan 7, Vidal 4, Cal 2

DBTC (65) - Pono 14, Mellijor 8, Carbon 8, Elizondo 7, Ruiz 6, Castro 6, Icot 5, Escaño 4, Haben 3 Halftime: 34-25 (FREEMAN)

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08-26-2010, 09:11 AM
CIT ROUTS DBC
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News

First Posted 08:43:00 08/25/2010

The fall has been long and hard for the defending champions Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildkittens.

Yesterday saw them get up for the first time in a long while as they walloped the Don Bosco Baby Greywolves, 91-65, in the juniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

Just as quickly as they became the surprise champions of the league last season, the Wildkittens have fallen on tough times this year with the graduation of key players Franklin Batiquin and Wilkins Sanchez and the transfer of star guard and reigning MVP Mark Jayven Tallo.

Their only win this season have come via a forfeiture by the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers in the first weekend of this tournament.

Yesterday, against a hapless and struggling Don Bosco squad, CIT looked like world-beaters as they established a lead from the get-go and held on to it until the final buzzer.

It was the Wildkittens' second win in five games while Don Bosco fell to their fifth consecutive loss.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

The Baby Greywolves played without reliable shooting guard Kris Yap, who according to head coach Danny Aying, will not be playing any longer this year for disciplinary reasons.

CIT led 13-9 after the first 10 minutes of play and pushed the tempo even further in the second, which they ended on top, 34-25. Pivotal in that second period surge was John Lucerna, who scored half of his 22 points in that stretch.

The lead remained at 11, 60-49, at the end of the third stanza and then, the Wildkittens just released all their might as they embarked on a 13-0 rally that featured baskets from five different players to erect a 74-50 lead and put the game out of Don Bosco's reach.

Rahne Laborte also tallied in twin digits for the Wildkittens with 13 while Marc Neri added 10 markers.

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08-26-2010, 09:14 AM
Fajardo fires 43 points in UC victory vs. USPF
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 26, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – For almost the entire game when they struggled and craved for points, the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters have only one person in mind that could provide the answer - Junemar Fajardo.

The 6-foot-9 skyscraper did not disappoint his comrades.

Fajardo, a strong MVP contender, delivered the goods to the letter by firing in 30 of his season-high 43 points in the second half that buoyed the Webmasters to an 86-79 victory over University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) last Tuesday night 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) at the Cebu Coliseum.

Fajardo, the most fouled player in the league, went 13-of-20 from the striple to help UC overcome the tenacious and upset-seeking Panthers.

Leading by eight points midway in the final period, 72-64, the Webmasters were caught flat-footed when the Panthers responsded with an 8-0 blitz to tie the count at 72-all with still 3:46 left to play.

The Webmasters were still not off the hook in the final 38.2 seconds of the contest when Fritz Dajalos nailed a triple to pull USPF within just thee points, 79-82.

But Fajardo and Robinson Mohammad quickly came to the rescue and put the game away for UC by scoring thge game's last four points.

Everytime the Panthers were forced to foul Fajardo at the paint, the Webmasters almost had sure points from the free throw line. And USPF's going into the penalty situation ahead in the third and fourth quarters also went to UC's advantage.

Ever productive playmaker Kevin Juliane ably backed up Fajardo with 20 points as the Webmasters tightened their grip of the solo second spot with a 5-1 win-loss record.

Dajalos led the Panthers with 18 points, while Anthony Linao added 14 points followed by Elwin Durano with 11.

The Panthers, who were plagued with costly technical fouls for resenting the referees' calls - one each from Lawrence Miguel Marano, Jordan Bardillas and coach Raul Latonio, Sr. - further wallowed down the mire without win to show in six starts. (FREEMAN)

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08-26-2010, 09:16 AM
Fajardo saves UC
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE University of Cebu Webmasters beat the hard-fighting University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers, 86-79, in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. Basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum Tuesday night.

Two nights after collapsing under pressure against the powerhouse University of the Visayas Green Lancers, the Webmasters seemed headed for a similar result.

However, thanks to an inbound blunder committed by Mil Anthony Linao, the Webmasters survived and got their fifth win.

Despite their height disadvantage, the Panthers did not give up, and were more accurate from the field, shooting 29 of 50, while UC was 29 of 59.

Junmar Fajardo, who scored a season-high 43 points, scored 14 in UC’s 15-6 run early in the fourth to give UC its biggest lead of the game, 72-64 with 5:50 left.

But the Panthers were quick to even the score two minutes later from Fritz Dajalos’s six points and Elwin Durano’s two free throws.

That was the last time USPF managed to even the game as Fajardo scored six more points to keep UC afloat.

Fajardo also added 20 rebounds, five steals and three blocks and Kevin Julianne finished with 20 points for UC.

Dajalos topscored for USPF with 18 points, and Linao added 14.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 26, 2010.

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08-27-2010, 09:15 AM
Webmasters bounce
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 09:41:00 08/26/2010

Games tomorrow:

(Cebu Coliseum)

4:30 pm – USC vs DBC (jrs.)

6 pm – UV vs USJ-R

Junemar Fajardo and the rest of the University of Cebu Webmasters came back with a vengeance from their disappointing loss to the University of the Visayas Green Lancers as they trounced the University of Southern Philippines Foundation Panthers, 86-79, in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament.

The Webmasters suffered their first loss of the tournament this year last Sunday when they were edged by the nine-time defending champions, 79-82. Fajardo, UC's 6-foot-10 man-mountain who was held down to just 18 markers in that contest, bounced back in a huge way as he tallied a monstrous stat line of 43 points and 24 rebounds against the smaller Panthers last Tuesday.

He had 19 points in the fourth period and sank baskets during the game's crucial moments that kept the hard-fighting Panthers at bay. The game was tightly-contested but UC just had the right ace in their sleeves in the veteran slotman from Pinamungahan, who scored UC's first 12 points in the final period to rally his troops from a 57-58 deficit to a 69-64 lead.

They extended that lead to eight, 72-64, but USPF did not have an ounce of quit in them as Fritz Dajalos scored six in an 8-0 blast that tied the score at 72-all at the 3:49 mark. UC though, responded with a 7-1 run that put them on top by six, 79-73. Dajalos struck once again, this time with a three-pointer from the right corner that sliced the deficit in half with less than two minutes left in the contest.

But Fajardo proved too much for the Panthers as he completed a three-point play and added another basket with 27 ticks remaining after Dajalos made another trifecta to seal the match.

Speedy guard Kelvin Juliane was also a vital ally for Fajardo as he scored 20 points for UC, which improved to 5-1. USPF, who was led by the 18 points of Dajalos, fell to 0-6, the worst record in the league this year.

Meanwhile, the Cesafi announced that due to the use of the Cebu Coliseum today, the scheduled games has been moved to tomorrow at the same venue. The playdate will be highlighted by the seniors match between UV and the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars, who are coming off their first win of the tournament.

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08-27-2010, 09:16 AM
UV vs. USJ-R in CESAFI today
By Gabby G. Malagar (The Freeman)
Updated August 27, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - Pace-setter and nine-time champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers will be gunning for their sixth consecutive victory tonight without spitfire guard Eman Calo when they collide against the struggling University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) Jaguars in the collegiate division of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. CESAFI) at the Cebu Coliseum.

Games today: (Cebu Coliseum)

4:30 pm USC vs. DBTC (Jrs.)

6 pm USJR vs. UV (Srs.)

Calo, who is serving a one-game suspension after he was ejected in their

82-79 win against UC, will be out for tonight’s game but still the Lancers are unfazed with Harold Cincoflores and John Michael Abad manning the backcourt.

Calo scored 15 points in a blitz against the Webmasters and was instrumental when the Lancers escaped with a three-point win, but not after blowing away their 19-point lead.

The Jaguars have their worst start ever in the 10-year-old CESAFI.

The Lancers will have also Ralf Olivares to lean on for offense and expects support from Jerome Silva, Harlow Chad Villanil, Adrian Lao, Andrew Avillanoza and Rene Jun Saycon.

Should they win again tonight, the 5-0 Lancers could go for a sweep on Sunday when they go up against the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras, one of the three other remaining contenders.

The 1-4 Jaguars will rely on Kurt Amores but there are no other big men who can support him. They are hoping that Christian Senining, Edwin Bibera, Jun Lapiz and Jaymar dela Pena’s outside shots will be clicking and guards Jason Nudalo, Gian Carlo Albarillo and Benjamin Capillar can contribute in the offense.

Meanwhile, the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors hope to improve their win-loss record when they go up against the smaller and winless Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Junior Greywolves in the lone secondary match.

The regular CESAFI schedule would have been Thursday, but it was moved to today because the coliseum was not available yesterday. – THE FREEMAN

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08-29-2010, 08:58 AM
USC HANGING ON
Baby Warriors keep heads above waters with crucial victory over Don Bosco
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:46:00 08/28/2010

While the race at the top is heating up with the playoffs looming on the horizon, equally intriguing is the race not to get eliminated after the preliminary round.
Momentarily holding their fort was the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors as they defeated the Don Bosco College Baby Greywolves, 69-64, to keep their heads above the water in the juniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament, yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Only the top eight teams of the nine-team pack are slated to advance to the quarterfinal round and yesterday's match bore importance for both teams as they were ranked in eighth and ninth. In the end, it was the Baby Warriors that increased their chances of seeing the next round as they staved off a comeback try by their opponents with timely shots by Joel Lee Yu, Francis Guardiario and Arsenio Uy.

Despite their winless campaign so far, Don Bosco fought for their lives as they kept the game close all throughout. They were staring at a six-point deficit, 48-54, heading into the final period but trimmed it to just one several times, the last at 60-61, behind the stellar efforts of wily guard Marlon Pono.

But USC just had too many weapons as Lee Yu and Guardiario hit baskets to extend the lead to five, 65-60. Uy then sank in a booming three-point shot with 1:26 left in the game to put away the Greywolves' chances.

The win pushed USC's record to 2-3 (win-loss) while Don Bosco remained at the bottom of the barrel with a 0-6 mark. The team at the bottom of the standings after the elimination round will be eliminated.

Harvey Palapar paced USC with 15 points while Lee Yu, Guardiario and John Pajantoy each had 10 points apiece. Pono was Don Bosco's lone beacon of light with 21 points.

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08-29-2010, 09:01 AM
UV eyes 7-0 sweep
By Gabby G. Malagar, Staff Member (The Freeman)
Updated August 29, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - Fresh from a precarious 80-77 victory over the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, nine-time champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers are back on the floor tonight with a sweep-game sweep on their minds when they take on the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras in the main match of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) at the Cebu Coliseum.

Ralf Olivares had only four points before showing up in the final one minute when he scored another four straight points for the Lancers that proved to be the key in their victory as he padded their lead to 79-75 with only 19.9 seconds left.

The Jaguars, who trailed only by three points in the final 9.3 seconds when Phil Mercader split his charities, 80-77, had the chance to send the game into overtime but Jun Lapiz missed a desperate heave and just a split seconds before the buzzer, Jason Nudalo made a retrieval but his hesitation attempt was deflected by Mercader.

The loss prolonged the Jaguars’ agony as they crashed to their fifth defeat in six games. Their last chance to avoid their worst finish in the 10-year-old CESAFI is to win against the winless University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers tomorrow.

Adrian Lao had a silent 12 points to lead the 6-0 Lancers, while Mercader added 11 markers. Jerome Silva and rookie center Rene Jun Saycon chipped in 10 points apiece.

Kurt Amores and Gian Carlo Albarillo led the Jaguars with 17 and 15 points, respectively, while Abulaiz Suliman and Lapiz had 13 and 11 points across their names. (THE FREEMAN)

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08-29-2010, 09:04 AM
UV Green Lancers claim sixth straight victory
Saturday, August 28, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers moved a win away from sweeping the first round of eliminations of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) collegiate basketball competition, following an 80-77 win over the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Friday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The nine-time champions are undefeated in six games, while the Jaguars are winless in five outings—the team’s worst in the history of its basketball program.

At the start, UV did not take the Jaguars seriously as they played with less intensity and tenacity. But the defending champions pulled through with brilliant plays when they were needed the most.

The Jaguars were determined to get out of the slump and behind the efforts of Gian Carlo Albarillo, Aniceto Lapiz Jr., Abulaiz Suliman and Kurt Amores tried to overturn a 24-17 UV lead.

USJ-R did not allow the Lancers to pull away as they managed to trade baskets with the favored opponents. Back-to-back triples from Lapiz and Suliman gave the Jaguars the temporary lead, 55-54, with four minutes left to play in the third period.

It was at this moment, when UV start to play seriously. Behind the leadership of Edrian Lao, the Lancers pulled a telling 10-2 run to end the third quarter with a 64-57 lead.

As UV mellowed again, Clint Muñez and Lapiz moved USJ-R to 64-63 before UV scored six unanswered points.

While USJ-R started to gather momentum down the stretch, UV started to commit costly mistakes but thanks to a long jumper from Ralf Olivares, UV managed to gain a slim breathing room in the final 64 seconds.

USJ-R got the chance to send the game to overtime after Phil Mercader split his charities, with UV holding on to an 80-77 lead with 9.3 seconds remaining.

But Renato Abing missed an open three-point attempt and Olivares blocked Albarillo’s trey as time expired to seal UV’s sixth win.

Despite a half-hearted performance, UV shot an awesome 65 percent from the field (31-of-48) while USJ-R made only 43 percent of its shots (28-of-65).

UV outrebounded USJ-R, 28-22, but committed 20 turnovers against only nine of the Jaguars.

Lao led the UV scorers with 12 points, Mercader finished with 11, while Rene Jun Saycon and Jerome Silva each scored 10 points.

Amores scored the game-high 17 points, while Albarillo added 15. Suliman and Lapiz combined for 24 points for USJ-R.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 29, 2010.

amdgc82
08-30-2010, 10:24 AM
ENDGAME HEROICS
Olivares’ late-game brilliance leads UV Lancers to victory over USJ-R Jaguars
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 11:13:00 08/29/2010

Games Sunday:

Cebu Coliseum

1 p.m. – UV vs. DBTC (jrs.)

2:30 p.m. – CIT vs. UC (jrs.)

4 p.m. – DBC vs. USC (srs.)

5:30 p.m. – UV vs. SWU (srs.)

It is not how you start that matters. It is how you finish.

This is what Ralf Olivares accomplished as his exciting sequence of plays on both ends of the floor down in crunch time propelled the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers to a pulsating 80-77 win over the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament late Friday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Olivares, who scored 20 points in their 82-79 win over the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters last weekend, ended up with just eight points but half of those came in the last minute of the game, where he also added a defensive stop to help secure UV's sixth win in as many games.

USJ-R, a team that had just gotten their first win of the tournament last weekend, trailed by 10 early on and still had a seven-point deficit heading into the last period at 57-64.

But the proud Jaguars clawed their way back into the match and got to within two, 75-77.

On the next possession, USJ-R's Jayson Nudalo swiped the ball and had a clear path to the basket but Olivares came out of nowhere and blocked Nudalo's attempt as well as Gian Albarillo's putback try. He then pushed the lead up to four with a tough left-handed lay-up with 19.9 seconds left in the match.

USJ-R's Edwin Bibera trimmed the lead in half with two free-throws while UV's Phil Mercader established a three-point lead with their respective trips to the charity stripe. The Jaguars had a chance to send the game into overtime but Jun Lapiz's three-point attempt from the right wing went short as time expired.

Edrian Lao topped UV with 12 points while Mercader added 11. Kurt Amores had 17 for USJ-R, which fell to 1-5.

amdgc82
08-30-2010, 10:26 AM
Warriors beat DBTC
Sunday, August 29, 2010
By Marian C. Baring

THE University of San Carlos’s (USC) wingman Giovanni Padillo’s comeback in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) came at the most opportune time and he led the Warriors, 85-73, over the Don Bosco Technological Center Greywoves yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Padillo, who has been warming the bench since the start of the season because of a hand injury, was finally given the go-signal by the doctors to play. And he underscored his return by scoring 15 points.

Joven Cortes topped the USC scorers with 17 markers, while Sam Hermosa had 14.

Despite Padillo’s presence, USC is still the most undermanned team in the Cesafi with nine players but this did not stop them from putting up a gallant stand to end the elimination round with a 4-2 record.

Rusty

Eager to nail its second win, DBTC started strong and held USC to a tight first half and even led by as much as eight points.

USC coach Mike Reyes decided to field in Padillo halfway in the first quarter when USC was struggling to fend off DBTC.

However, the weeks of inactivity seemed to have dulled Padillo. He bungled his first attempt and turned the ball over in the next possession.

It took him a little while to warm up and when he did, he teamed up with Robert Codilla and Padillo and Cortes to anchor a searing 17-4 run to finally wrest the lead from DBTC, 56-47.

DBTC failed to recover and dropped to 1-4.

In the juniors division, the University of Cebu defeated Cebu Institute of Technology University, 82-79, while the University of the Visayas defeated DBTC, 91-74.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 30, 2010.

sir_hodge
08-30-2010, 08:01 PM
what's the latest team standings ng seniors?

amdgc82
08-31-2010, 09:30 AM
BACK WITH A BANG
Padillo returns, helps USC Warriors log fifth victory in Cesafi basketball
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 10:07:00 08/30/2010

Games today:

Cebu Coliseum

1 p.m. – SHS-J vs. USC (jrs.)

2:30 p.m. – USJ-R vs. CEC (srs.)

4 p.m. – USPF vs. USJ-R (srs.)

5:30 p.m. – CIT vs. UC (srs.)

A force that already needs to be reckoned with just got a little bit more dangerous.

Giovanni Padillo returned to action and helped the University of San Carlos Warriors close out their elimination round with an 85-73 win over the Don Bosco Greywolves yesterday in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

The undermanned Warriors welcomed the return of Padillo, who missed most of the season with a fractured hand. The athletic guard responded by scoring 15 points, six of which came in the third period where USC overhauled a 33-39 deficit and turned it into a 60-51 lead heading into the last canto.

USC improved to 5-2 (win-loss) good for third place behind the University of the Visayas (UV) and the University of Cebu (UC).

Don Bosco, which dropped to 1-5, waxed hot in the first half for a 39-33 lead at the bend.

But the Warriors responded with aplomb in the second half with Padillo and reserve center Robert Codilla combining for 13 points, most of which coming in an 11-2 run that gave them a 60-49 advantage.

The Warriors sealed thw win as they erected their biggest lead of the match at 16, 83-67, behind Mark Panerio and Sam Hermosa.

Joven Cortes led USC with 17 points while Hermosa scored 14 markers.

In high school play, the UV Baby Lancers returned to action after a lengthy hiatus and dominated the DBC Baby Greywolves, 91-74, to improve their record to 4-1.

Vincent Mendoza led UV with 22 points.

The UC Baby Webmasters also registered a victory as they eked past the hard-fighting Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildkittens, 82-79, putting their record up at 5-2. Nico Nemenio stepped up to score 18 points while John Aranas added 15.

thadzonline
08-31-2010, 11:31 AM
@sir_hodge:

UV is 6-0, UC is 5-1 and USC is 4-2

MykelV
08-31-2010, 11:50 AM
sir thadz, kumusta na yung player ko dati, c rene jun? how is he playing?

thadzonline
08-31-2010, 03:31 PM
sir thadz, kumusta na yung player ko dati, c rene jun? how is he playing?


his numbers aren't that big, cguro between 8-10 ppg, but he's made his contributions, some timely shots in some games.

UV is 7-0 na pala, they beat USJR

thadzonline
08-31-2010, 03:32 PM
sir thadz, kumusta na yung player ko dati, c rene jun? how is he playing?


his numbers aren't that big, cguro between 8-10 ppg, but he's made his contributions, some timely shots in some games.

UV is 7-0 na pala, they beat SWU

amdgc82
08-31-2010, 03:58 PM
@sir_hodge:

UV is 6-0, UC is 5-1 and USC is 4-2


5-2 na ang USC

thadzonline
08-31-2010, 04:58 PM
oh yeah 5-2 ang USC sure 3rd place..they will get either DBTC or USJ-R in the quarterfinals should be interesting against the Jaguars

sir_hodge
08-31-2010, 10:50 PM
thanks... buti na lang may thadzonline at amdgc82 sa forum na ito... :D

AnthonyServinio
09-01-2010, 01:05 AM
what's the latest team standings ng seniors?

SENIORS
UV 7-0
UC 6-1
USC 5-2
SWU 3-3
CIT 3-4
USJ-R 2-5
DBTC 1-5
USPF 0-7

JUNIORS
CEC 6-1
UV 4-1
UC 5-2
SHS-ADC 4-2
USPF 3-2
USC 2-4
CIT 2-4
USJ-R 1-4
DBTC 0-7

Note: Games through August 30, 2010.

amdgc82
09-01-2010, 08:52 AM
CEC ROUTS USJR
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:37:00 08/31/2010

On a day when the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons spew more smore than fire, they still had enough firepower down the stretch to rout the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJR) Baby Jaguars, 72-58, in the juniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Meanwhile, the nine-time defending champions University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers completed a sweep of the elimination round games as they routed the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras, 75-57 late Sunday.

The Lancers established their dominance early on and underscored their intentions of taking a 10th straight crown.

Ralf Olivares continued his breakout performance this season as he tallied 17 points to lead UV's balanced attack. Jerome Silva chipped in 10 markers while the Cobras, which fell to an even 3-3, was led by the 22 markers of Rene Pacquiao.

While the Lancers were asserting their supremacy over the rest of the field, the Dragons, on the other hand, had trouble shaking off the pesky Baby Jaguars and had to turn to some timely shots by Roy Villarias, Benjamin Zosa and Lyle Sumayang to secure their sixth win in seven games, good for the best record in the juniors division.

Despite their lowly standings, USJ-R clawed and fought their way all through the match and were down by just six, 41-47, heading into the final canto. The Dragons gained their second win and established a 14-point lead, 57-43, after a 10-0 blast which featured six points by Villarias.

But the Jaguars showed their persistency and cut the lead down to just six, 54-60, after an 11-3 run behind baskets by Neriel Magdali and Rendell Senining.

The Dragons, though, saw just about enough as they closed out the game with a blistering 12-2 run punctuated by back-to-back three-point shots by Villarosa to take the victory.

Sumayang had 24 points to lead the surprising Dragons while Villarias tallied 16. Zosa ended up with 11 points. USJ-R fell to 1-4.

In the other game of the high school division, the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles soared to their fourth straight win after edging the University of San Carlos Baby Warriors, 85-82.

The Eagles which lost their first two games of the season, improved to 4-2 while USC, fell to 2-4.

amdgc82
09-01-2010, 08:53 AM
Jaguars, Webmasters shackle foes in CESAFI hoopla
(The Freeman)
Updated September 01, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - The struggling University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars made five triples in the fourth period to pull off a big win over the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers, 80-66, while the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters survived a nightmarish game against the Cebu Institute of Technology University (CITU) Wildcats before walking away with an 83-75 victory in last Monday’s collegiate double-header of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season at the Cebu Coliseum.

Games tomorrow (Cebu Coliseum)

3 pm USPF vs. UC (jrs.)

4:30 pm CIT-U vs. USJR (jrs.)

6 pm SHS-Ateneo vs. UV (jrs.)

In the secondary matches, the SHS-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles escaped with an 85-82 victory over the USC Baby Warriors, while the vastly-improved CEC Dragons scored a masterful 72-58 win over the USJ-R Baby Jaguars.

The Wildcats surprised the Webmasters with their razzle-dazzle moves, with Chester Curso firing from all angles, while the rest of his teammates have to create shots from outside to elude the towering UC slotman Junemar Fajardo.

Curso confused the 6-foot-9 Fajardo with his flashy moves and gritty reverse lay-ups as he scored 22 points in the first half, 16 in the second quarter that helped the Wildcats take a 39-34 lead at the turn.

When Curso was grounded by the Webmasters’ defense, the game looked bleak for the Wildcats and when Fajardo started to work from under, the outcome was almost predictable but not until the final five minutes when UC enjoyed its largest lead, 75-58. The Wildcats answered eight straight points and the rest was history.

Fajardo had 19 points while Edward Pao, Robinson Mohammad and Gerald Ampoon all scored in double figures for UC, who finished as second placer in the elimination round with a 6-1 win-loss record.

Curso scattered a game-high 33 points for the Wildcats, who lost the twice-to-beat advantage to the SWU Cobras after falling to 3-4.

The scores

First game

USJ-R (80) - Amores 14, Lapiz 13, Dela Pena 10, Suliman 9, Capillar 8, Abing 5, Bibera 4, Munez 4, Senining 3, Bucayan 3, Nudalo 2, Tabaloc 2

USPF (66) - Dajalos 21, Bardilas 12, Marano 11, Avila 7, Linao 6, Rivera 5, D. Ferraren 2, J. Ferraren 1 Halftime: 41-31

Second game

UC (83) - Fajardo 19, Pao 15, Mohammad 13, Ampoon 12, Juliane 7, Heruela 4, Bercede 3, Magallanes 2, Cabrera 2, Cueva 2

CITU (75) - Curso 33, Ipang 11, Canete 11, Dimco 9, Dela Cerna 9, Taboada 1, Sanchez 1 Halftime: 34-39 (FREEMAN)

amdgc82
09-01-2010, 08:54 AM
UC survives CIT-U
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
By Rommel C. Manlosa

THE University of Cebu Webmasters held off the Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildcats, 83-75, to fortify their hold of second place in the collegiate division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.

Chester Curso helped CIT-U take control of the game in the second period after a seesaw battle in the opening quarter.

Curso scored 16 of his game-high 33 points and help CIT-U gain momentum in the second.

The Wildcats also had their biggest lead at 47-38 with over seven minutes to go in the third.

That only serveD to wake UC.

Robinson Mohammad sank two triples to key a 12-2 run that got UC on top, 50-49. It was their first taste of the lead since 16-15 early in the second period.

Curso gave the lead back to CIT-U with an undergoal stab but UC answered with a stinging 17-1 rally for a 67-52 lead, with 44.2 seconds remaining in the third.

CIT-U managed one final fight and a 13-0 run got the Wildcats to within four, 75-71, with 2:35 to go.

But UC managed to hang on and outscored CIT 8-4 in the final moments to improve its standing to 6-1, second to the University of the Visayas.

CIT dropped to 3-4.

UC got 19 points from Junemar Fajardo, while Kirst Edward Pao Mohammad and Gerald Ampoon combined for 40.

Meanwhile, the University of San Jose-Recoletos beat the University of Southern Philippines, 80-66.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 1, 2010.

amdgc82
09-02-2010, 09:46 AM
UC survives CIT
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:54:00 09/01/2010

The University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters secured the second seed heading into the quarterfinal round after surviving the offensive onslaught of Chester Curso and the grit of the rest of the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats, 83-75, in the seniors division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament last Monday evening at the Cebu Coliseum.

The other game of collegiate play also saw the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJR) Jaguars notch their second win of the tournament with an 80-66 victory over the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers. The win also sealed USJ-R's slot as the sixth seed heading into the next round with their 2-5 (win-loss) record.

The spotlight was on the main game of the quadruple bill last Monday as CIT fought their hearts out against the taller and heftier Webmasters led by their fearless wingman, the sophomore sensation, Curso.

In the end, though, the Wildcats could not get through the 6-foot-10 giant June Mar Fajardo, thanks in part to some shady officiating as the Webmasters finished the elimination round with a 6-1 mark, second only to the University of the Visayas' immaculate 7-0 record.

So incensed were the Wildcats over the disparity in calls that head coach Gilbert Demape along with forward Arnel Ipang earned themselves technical fouls for their heated opposition of the calls that were being made.

Still, CIT, led 39-34 at halftime as Curso made baskets from all over the floor including two three-pointers. He fired in a total of 33 points for the game.

UC came out of the first half on fire as it obliterated the lead with a blistering 25-3 run that put them on top, 67-55, at the end of the third stanza. Conniving for the points in that sizzling salvo were Fajardo, Gerald Ampoon and Edward Pao.

The Wildcats came to within four, 71-75, with just 2:33 remaining after a 13-0 rally that was orchestrated by Curso and Kenneth Canete. But UC proved to be too strong and too skilled as they responded with back-to-back baskets by Fajardo to put the game away.

Fajardo ended up with just 19 points while Pao and Ampoon added 15 and 13 markers, respectively.

UC will be facing Don Bosco in the quarterfinals while UV takes on the winless USPF. The third-seeded University of San Carlos (USC) take on USJ-R while fourth-seeded Southwestern University (SWU) faces the fifth-seeded CIT. The top four seeds will own a twice-to-beat advantage.

amdgc82
09-02-2010, 09:55 AM
UV jrs., SHS-Ateneo in crucial CESAFI match this pm
By GGM (The Freeman)
Updated September 02, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - The University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers need more focus in their crucial game against the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles in the main match of today’s secondary triplebill of the 10th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) season at the Cebu Coliseum.

Sporting a 4-1 win-loss record, the Baby Lancers need to beat the Eagles to bolster their chances of finishing as the topseed at the end of the classification round.

Actually, the Baby Lancers still have three games left but they are heavily favored against the USPF Baby Panthers and the USJ-R Jaguars.

Games today (Cebu Coliseum)

3 pm - USPF vs. UC (jrs.)

4:30 pm - CIT vs. USJR (jrs.)

6 pm - SHS-Ateneo vs. UV (jrs.)

The mighty Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons are currently the front-runner with a 6-1 slate, but soon as the Baby Lancers will end the elimination phase with a 7-1 win-loss card, they will become the topnotcher by virtue of a simple tie having defeated the Easternians, 81-76, in their August 6 meeting.

Vincent Mendoza, Gerald Legarde and Alwyn Aguirre are among the vital cogs in the Baby Lancers’ offensive arsenal, while the 4-2 Magis Eagles will depend heavily on their hardworking sentinels in Adven Jess Diputado, Bradley Bacaltos and Henry Renzal Asilum even as they hope that their big men Adrian Muller, Julius Salvador Cadavis and Ray Daniel Abbu would also contribute.

In the other junior matches, the USPF Baby Panthers will take on a tough assignment against the UC Junior Webmasters, while the CIT Wildkittens will go up against the USJ-R Baby Jaguars. — THE FREEMAN

MykelV
09-24-2010, 08:25 AM
whats the latest on CESAFI?

AnthonyServinio
10-02-2010, 01:07 AM
DO NOT CHANGE THE RULES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GAME!

kuzma1313
10-02-2010, 11:04 AM
definitely, dont change the sked right away...its already semis and its so bias for the SWU COBRAS, sana kung ano ang nakaSKED na games, yun na yun... maybe, the committee are "favored" again with the UV...sana FAIR kau mga CESAFI committee...

based on the format: pag tinalo ng SWU cobras ang USC, tapos manalo ang UC sa UV, wala na...its SWU vs UC sa finals....kawawa naman ang UV, kaya they are makin and changing sked para maka.abot sa finals ang UV na di naman dapat. sana ma.sanction din ang gumawa nga ganitong kamalian....

m_14
10-02-2010, 08:35 PM
saan na yung cebu high school phenom daw na si mark tallo?

hemster11
10-27-2010, 02:45 PM
m_14...you are looking for mark tallo?

He enrolled in CEBU Eastern College. Hindi pwedeng maglaro ng CESAFI si Mark Tallo due of CESAFI Residency Rules. But he can play another tournament and by next year he will be joining ADMU Blue Eagles.