Ace guard Shane Menina wreak havoc in the fourth to lead the Webmasters to its first win after suffering two straight losses.
UV again started flat, scoring only six points while allowing UC to pull away 17-6 in the first quarter. Although the Green Lancers managed to answer back with a 28-13 blitz in the second period and take a 34-30 lead after the first half.
However, UC’s relapse was only in transient as they came roaring from the dugout as they peppered the defense of UV with a 26-23 blast to take the upper hand 56-47 entering the final frame.
UV tried for a final push but Menina came to the rescue and scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth to keep the defending champions at bay.
Sierra Leonean center Tosh Sesay dropped 18 points and 13 rebounds and seven assists and John Jabello contributed 10 points and nine rebounds for UC while Jancork Cabahug top-scored for UV with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals for UV’s first loss of the season.
Meanwhile, the University of San Carlos Warriors rebounded from a 21-point beating from UV following a roller coaster 62-55 win over the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars, Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019, evening.
The Warriors struggled in the opening half, trailing by as many as 12 points, 23-11 in the first quarter before making it close, 30-36 at the end of the first half. Jules Langres then stepped up and scored all of his eight points in the third period that rallied USC to a 16-6 counter in the third period.
Roosevelt Jelianggao then completed the task as he drilled 11 points of his 16 in the fourth quarter, after serving a one-game suspension to help the Warriors improve to 2-1 while pushing their victims down to 1-1.
Sommy Managor added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Warriors while Renz Solon who scored 15 points in the first half finished with 17 points leading all scorers and Miguel Gastador added 10 markers for the losing Jaguars.
The Southwestern University-PHINMA Cobras had another strong finish to beat the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers 86-66 to stay as the only unbeaten team on the season’s early stage.
Senegalese center Lamine Thiam dropped 24 points, of a 9-of-20 shooting clip, 20 rebounds, two dimes, a steal, and six blocks, Rondyll Roncal added 14 and Kent Sanchez and Gerald Fernandez finished with 11 points each to help SWU get off to a 3-0 start. American forward Sameen Swint top-scored for USPF with 28 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
The results of the Juniors competition over the weekend includes Cebu Eastern College Dragons beating University of Cebu-Lapu-Lapu/Mandaue campus 68-60; the UV Baby Lancers held Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles to only nine points in the fourth quarter to score a 57-48 win.
The defending champions UC Baby Webmasters drowned the USC Baby Warriors 74-51; USPF Baby Panthers waylaid the USJ-R Baby Jaguars following a 71-54 to start the season with a 2-0 start and the Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Baby Wildkittens survived with a 68-66 win over the SWU-Phinma Baby Cobras. RCM