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    Re: University of the Visayas Green Lancers' Stable

    UV officially names Belano its new coach
    Cebu Daily News
    First Posted 08:24:00 03/07/2011
    Filed Under: Basketball

    AFTER DAYS OF holding out, it can be officially said that the new head coach of the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers is former pro and former UV great, Felix “DonBel” Belano.

    This was finally confirmed by team manager and UV assistant vice president for finance and administration, Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas in an interview, a day before the tryouts for the squad commences.

    Belano has been asked to fill in the position vacated by Elmer “Boy” Cabahug, who was removed from his post last weekend. Cabahug guided the team to nine straight championships in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) but ran out of steam last year, losing the crown to the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters.

    Belano, a native of Davao who played college ball for the Lancers in the 90s and even helped the team win a national title in the intercollegiate competition, will have his baptism of fire today as he supervises the tryout organized by Gullas in their bid to revamp the squad. Even the varsity players of last year have been asked to prove themselves worthy of a spot in the team this year.

    Gullas added that Belano was the right choice to coach the Green Lancers this year as he brings with a bevy of experience stemming from his days in the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) to his time in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

    “(Felix) Belano really bleeds the UV green. He embodies the true Visayanian spirit. When he was still playing for UV back in the 90s, he wasn't given anything at all. He worked for everything he got. I even heard stories that he practiced four times a day every day. That is the kind of dedication that we hope the players can learn from him,” said Gullas.

    The new UV team will debut in the Cesafi Partner's Cup, which kicks off on April 3. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

  2. #142

    Re: University of the Visayas Green Lancers' Stable

    Belano starts rebuilding process for UV Lancers
    Cebu Daily News
    First Posted 08:17:00 03/09/2011
    Filed Under: Basketball

    THE NINE-TIME Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) champions University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers started a new era with recently-hired head coach Felix Belano during the team’s open tryouts last Monday afternoon at the UV gym.

    Regular varsity players coupled with the under-trainees and several walk-ins converged at the packed gym to try out for the new squad.
    Belano, who arrived just last Monday, admitted that there's a lot of work that needs to be done before they can regain their status as top dog of collegiate basketball in the south.

    “Grabe ang pressure pero kasama na rin yun sa trabaho, whether sa laro or sa coaching, pareho lang yun. Basta para sa akin, prepared lang talaga ako for the game at mag-cooperate lang ang mga players, we'll be fine,” said Belano.

    From the 49 players that strutted their stuff, only 29 were asked to return for further sessions as Belano tries to whip up a team capable of taking back the title that it lost to the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters last season. More importantly, Belano admitted that he has also set his eyes on an even bigger prize, the championship in the prestigious Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL).

    “Kahit sa mga regular players, hindi pa sila assured of a slot in this team. Basta I'm looking for players that will fit into the system that I'm trying to incorporate,” added Belano, who divulged that he is looking for a system similar to that of this year's San Antonio Spurs, one that is quick on offense and relentless on defense.

    Belano replaces former mentor Elmer “Boy” Cabahug, who was removed from his position after a decade of impeccable success with UV. Belano is coming off an MBA and PBA career that saw him don the colors of Sta. Lucia, Talk N Text and recently, Barako Bull.

    “Utang kabubut-on sad ni nako sa UV. They were very good to me during my college days,” Belano added.

    Belano said that he will make the final cut by March 18, a day before the deadline of submission of lineups for the upcoming Cesafi Partner's Cup. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

  3. #143
    UV cagers taste third straight rout in 2013 Summer Universiade games

    By Jonas Panerio

    Cebu Daily News

    6:18 am | Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

    The University of the Visayas (UV)-manned Philippine team continued in its struggle in the basketball event of the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia as the Green Lancers suffered two more routs against separate opponents.

    The struggling Lancers got crushed by Japan, 93-51, yesterday. On Monday, Serbia handed UV its biggest loss in the games with a 125-44 rout.

    The Green Lancers are now 0-3 (win-loss) in the tournament. They opened their campaign with a 106-58 loss to Romania last Sunday.

    The result of UV’s games is reminiscent of deflating performance of the then-Cesafi champions University of Cebu in the 2011 Universiade held in Shenzen, China, where the Webmasters lost all of their games by an average of 55.6 points.

    Eleven out of the 12 players of Japan scored in the victory over the Philippines headed by the 17 of Soichiro Fujitaka and 11 of Yuya Nagayoshi.

    Milos Dimic, meanwhile, had 22 and Dorde Drenovac chipped in 20 for Serbia. Just like in UV’s game against Japan, only one of the 12 players in Serbia’s roster failed to score, underscoring the team’s dominant performance.

    Rhaffy Octobre had 15 for UV in the loss to Japan while John Abad led the team with eight in the loss to Serbia. No player scored in double figures for UV in the game against Serbia.

    The Green Lancers will next face Mongolia tomorrow and Mexico on Friday.

    Basketball is one of 11 sports that the Philippines is participating at in this biennial multi-sporting event that has an estimated 13,500 athletes and officials from nearly 200 countries.

    This prestigious multi-sport Universiade features the most prominent university athletes in the world and is considered the Olympics of the university competitions.

  4. #144
    ^^^ Cerdic Akomo is no longer with UV? Or he is not eligible for this tournament because he is not Filipino?

  5. #145
    Lancers rip Webmasters in Cesafi opening match

    By Jonas Panerio

    August 04, 2013, 10:30 am

    CAMEROONIAN import Mike Harry had a stellar debut with 16 points and 10 rebounds as University of the Visayas beat University of Cebu, 81-62, at the start of the 2013 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. men’s basketball tournament Saturday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

    Harry also had two steals and a block for UV, which took a 20-point lead, 63-43 with 6:13 left.

    The Webmasters were still within striking distance early, 36-43, but the Lancers closed out that stretch with a 7-0 run for a 50-36 lead heading to the final 10 minutes of play.

    Arvie Cabanero and Wowie Escosio wound up with 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Lancers, runners-up to Southwestern University last year.

    Noel Villanueva led the Webmasters with 15 markers.

    In the juniors division, UV's Baby Lancers pulled off a tough win as they outlasted the Britt Reroma-mentored University of San Carlos Baby Warriors, 77-74.

    Ernesto Limitares hit the game-winning three-pointer with 4.9 seconds left.

    The game was tied at 74-all after Kervin Villagracia scored off an inbound play and on a fastbreak with 27 ticks left on the clock. But that was plenty of time for UV and shifty guard John Escalona took advantage as he drove down the lane, drew the defense and found Limitares open on the wing.

    USC had a shot to tie the game but Paul Galinato inexplicably tried a two-pointer as time expired.

    Jun Manzo 22 points, with 12 coming in the second period. Escalona had 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block.

    Villagracia led USC with 21 points and six boards.

  6. #146
    Thadz, didn't know where else to put this, lazy bastard that I am, just move it if you think this is OT here ___

    Baby Lancers nail 2nd win

    By Emmanuel b. Villaruel

    (The Freeman) | Updated August 7, 2013 - 12:00am

    CEBU, Philippines - The University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers blew hot and cold but turned to a sizzling offensive in the windup to fend off the gritty University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars, 66-57, in yesterday's lone juniors division match of the 13th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) men's basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

    Meanwhile, CESAFI commissioner Felix "Boy" O. Tiukinhoy, Jr. announced that there will be no games this Thursday as the league pays its respect to the death of Oscar "Jun" Jereza, Jr., owner and vice president of the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF).

    The Baby Lancers were in full control after cruising to a 12-2 start, but were continually threatened by the big-hearted Baby Jaguars who did not fold up in the face of a decisive rally by the taller and bigger UV cagers.

    The rookie-laden Baby Jaguars were completely outclassed by their formidable foes in almost all facets of the game, but their fighting spirit, stifling defense and the excellent playmaking skills of Vince Winson Castro, Vince William Huevos and Earl Jofflet Ponte kept them going before the Baby Lancers launched their final wave of attack.

    After being down by as much as 18 points, 37-55, late in the third period, the Baby Jaguars of coach Marlon Piodo fought back with aplomb, dropping a 10-0 bomb to trim the huge deficit down to a single digit, 47-55, with still 7:15 left to play.

    Emmanuel Villamor, however, ended UV's four-minute scoring drought with a buzzer-beating shot that sparked a 10-0 blitz, giving the Baby Lancers a heavy sigh of relief with a commanding 65-47 lead at the final 4:21 mark of the contest.

    With the win already in UV's pocket, the Baby Jaguars capped their decent showing by closing the match with a 10-1 run to lose by only nine.

    Villamor and six-foot center Prince Litton Cañete finished with 15 points each, while Jun Kent Manzo and Ernesto Limitares fired 10 markers as the Lancers coasted to their second straight victory in as many starts.

    Kherlie Pino was the lone double-digit scorer with 17 points for the Baby Jaguars. (FREEMAN)

  7. #147
    Lancers pin down Jaguars for second win in CESAFI

    By Gabby G. Malagar

    (The Freeman) | Updated August 12, 2013 - 12:00am

    CEBU, Philippines - Mike Harry Nzessue and Hernal "Wowie" Escocio scored huge baskets in the windup as the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers survived a spirited challenge by the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, 91-80, for its second straight win in the 13th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) men's basketball tournament last Saturday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

    The Lancers took a 46-33 halftime lead, but the Jaguars started strong in the third using an 11-2 run behind the hot hands of James Regalado and rookie Fletcher Galvez to pull within just four points, 44-48. The Lancers, however, retaliated with a 16-2 blast to post an 18-point advantage, 64-46, within the three minutes in that stretch.

    Behind the efforts of Christian Parker, Ralph Christian Senining and his younger brother Rendell Thomas Senining, the Jaguars threatened for the last time at 72-79 with still five minutes left to play as the Lancers finally put the game away behind the five-point cushion by Escocio, a triple by Francisco Arong, Jr. and a monster slam by Nzessue.

    The three triples of Venhur Villamor in the second half also gave the Lancers a huge offensive boost as he finished with 12 points, but it was Nzessue who topscored for UV with 18 points followed by Escocio with 15 markers.

    Galvez paced the Jaguars with 16 points, while Regalado had 15 points. Miguel Tabaloc and Rendell Senining chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively, in a losing effort.

    The scores

    UV (91) - Nzessue 18, Escocio 15, Villamor 12, Codilla 9, Abad 8, Akmomo 7, Mendoza 6, Cabañero 6, Arong 3, Octobre 2, Perolino 2

    USJ-R (80) - Galvez 16, Regalado 15, Tabaloc 11, R. Senining 10, C. Parker 9, Lajato 7, C. Senining 4, M. Parker 4, Sanchez 3, Cinco 1

  8. #148
    Cobras score repeat victory over arch-nemesis UV Green Lancers

    By Jonas Panerio

    Cebu Daily News

    9:21 am | Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

    Games today:

    Cebu Coliseum

    5 p.m. – USC vs. SHS-AdC (Jrs.)

    6:45 p.m. – UV vs. CEC (Jrs.)

    There’s just no stopping the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras.

    The defending champion Cobras took a step closer towards returning to the finals by registering their second win in a row in the semifinals, beating bitter rivals the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers, 68-64, in the 13th Cesafi men’s basketball tournament last night at the packed Cebu Coliseum.

    Clearly, the Cobras have the Lancers’ number as UV has not beaten SWU since Game Three of last year’s championship series. Yesterday did not yield a different result as the Cobras broke away from their opponents by scoring the first 10 points of the fourth canto and then held on to the win in spite of several lapses during crunchtime.

    Mark Jayven Tallo lifted his stock once again as he scored a game-high 21 points on top of six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.

    African import Landry Sanjo was also a key figure in the victory as he tallied 18 points and added 14 rebounds, six blocks, two assists and two swipes.

    In the first game, the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors logged their first win in this round after routing the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, 80-62.

    Stephen Que paced the winners with 21 points while reinforcement Ahmed Salihou had 19 points, 14 boards and four blocked shots.

    The first round of the semis of the juniors division wraps up today with a pair of potentially-explosive match-ups.

    The Cebu Eastern College Dragons hope to complete a sweep of their assignments when they battle the UV Baby Lancers while the reigning titlists Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles and the USC Baby Warriors gun for their second win in three games against one another.

  9. #149
    Cobras take Game One with gritty 64-52 win over UV

    By Jonas Panerio

    Cebu Daily News

    8:04 am | Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

    The defending champions Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras dug deep to outlast the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers, 64-52, in Game One of the best-of-five championship series of the Cesafi men’s basketball tournament before a raucous crowd at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.

    With their most productive player of the night Daryl Goloran and top import Landry Sanjo fouling out one after another late in the game, the Cobras turned to the crucial makes of Bernie Bregondo, Monbert Arong and Mark Jayven Tallo to log the win and take a step closer towards a second straight title.

    SWU’s golden boy Mark Jayven Tallo played out of rhythm most of the game when ranged against the physical defense of UV but luckily had Goloran—a reserve forward—step up to lead the team with 13 points and eight rebounds.

    Sanjo finished with 10 points, 14 boards and four blocked shots while Arong added nine points and five rebounds.

    Tallo gave up the ball eight times but made up for it with eight points, six rebounds and seven assists, including two straight drop passes in the dying seconds to Arong and Fabrice Siewe that led to buckets which doused UV’s comeback attempts.

    “We really had to solve the double-teams that they were throwing at (Mark Jayven) Tallo,” said SWU coach Yayoy Alcoseba. “At first, he kept on forcing the issue but I told him to stay at it and find the open man. Fortunately for us, he did it in the end.”

    The Cobras’ fluid offense was subdued by the deliberate pace of the Lancers early on but the former was still able to find ways to score and take a 49-39 lead to the final canto. UV persevered behind the surprise performance of Miko Marquez, who sparked a 13-5 run that got them within five, 54-49.

    Compounding the woes of the Cobras were the disqualification of Goloran at the 3:47 mark and Sanjo with 2:13 remaining.

    Mike Nzuesseu and Wowie Escosio had 12 apiece for UV while Marquez wound up with 10.

    In the first game, the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three series for third place with an 82-72 win over the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars.

    Game Two of the both series will be played tomorrow at the same venue.

  10. #150
    Green Lancers avoid sweep with double overtime Game 3 win

    By Jonas Panerio

    Cebu Daily News

    8:54 am | Monday, September 30th, 2013

    The University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers lived to see another day as they rallied from an 11-point deficit in the fourth period to stun the defending champions Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras, 89-82, in an incredible double-overtime affair in Game Three of the best-of-five finals series of the 13th Cesafi men’s basketball tournament last night at the raucous Cebu Coliseum.

    With their backs square against the wall, the Lancers pulled out all the stops and took advantage of the absence of SWU import Landry Sanjo, who fouled out with 4:42 left in regulation, to overhaul a 51-62 deficit. Then, they snatched the win in the second overtime behind gutsy performances by Alfred Codilla, John Abad and Mike Nzuesseu.

    UV still trails 1-2 in the series but will go for the equalizer in Game 4 tomorrow at the same venue.

    Nzuesseu broke out of his series-long stupor and scored 26 points, including a lay-up that put UV in front, 85-82, with 48.7 seconds left in the second extra session. After a turnover by SWU’s other import Fabrice Siewe, Abad sealed the game with four makes from the charity stripe to finish with 20 points. Codilla added 11 while surprise starter Leonard Santillan tallied 10 points to go with four rebounds and two steals.

    “I just told them to stay focused and stick to the game plan,” UV head coach Donbell Belano said. “Dako sad na factor ang pagka-foul out ni (Landry) Sanjo as he really is a presence inside. Si (Leonard) Santillan, grabe ang ginapakita sa practice and we’re happy that he produced.”

    The win put a stop to UV’s five-game losing streak to SWU this season, and the Cobras’ 14-game winning run.

    SWU was ready to party after a nifty spin and lay-up by the league’s newly-named MVP Mark Jayven Tallo put the Cobras in front, 62-51, with 4:59 left in regulation.

    Disaster struck as Sanjo committed a looseball foul, his fifth and last one. UV then pounced and went on a 10-0 run led by Nzuesseu, Codilla and Venhur Villamor that got the Lancers within one, 61-62.

    After a three by SWU guard Adams Mohammed, UV tied the count at 65-all off two freebies by Abad and a fadeaway jumper by Wowie Escosio. The Lancers eventually took the lead off a corner three-pointer by Abad with 14.6 ticks left in regulation. Monbert Arong tied the game at 68-all with a long trifecta.

    Abad missed a floater at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

    The Lancers had a shot at winning the game in the extra session as they led, 77-74, after a bucket by Nzuesseu and a free throw by Codilla. But SWU tied the game again at 77-all with another three-point shot from Arong from the exact same spot where he made the game-tying basket in regulation.

    UV had a chance to win the game on its last possession but Chris Perolino missed a wide-open jumper from the free throw area as time expired.

    In the second overtime, the Cobras last held the lead at 80-79, after two free throws by Arong but Codilla pushed UV in front with two free-throws of his own while Abad extended it further, 85-82, with a crafty teardrop with 1:33 left to play. Siewe closed the gap for SWU with a bankshot but Nzuesseu and Abad conspired for the crucial points down the stretch to hack out the win.

    Sanjo led SWU with 23 points while Arong, who was named to the Mythical Five earlier in the afternoon, added 16. Tallo, also a Mythical Five member along with CIT-U’s Joshua dela Cerna, UV’s Abad and the University of San Jose-Recoletos ‘s Miguel Tabaloc, finished with 14 assists but had just six points.

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