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    Lancers down Jaguars for Cesafi solo lead 

    Aug 19, 2012
    Steve Cedric Akomo carries the Green Lancers to the top of the leaderboard. 

    CEBU CITY—University of the Visayas defeated University of San Jose-Recoletos 89-76 to grab the solo lead in the 12th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) men’s basketball tournament last night at the Cebu Coliseum.

    The Green Lancers top of the standings at 4-0 (win-loss), half a game ahead of their victims.

    UV built double-digit advantages and was up, 81-69, with just 2:43 left in the game before the Jaguars rallied to close in at 76-81 on fastbreak lay-ups by Jayson Olbedado and Medjet dela Rama and a free throw by Miguel Tabaloc.

    USJ-R had several chances to come even closer but missed three-point tries by Wilkins Sanchez, Tabaloc and Olbedado stalled their momentum. However, the most telling statistic for the Jaguars was their awful performance from the free-throw line where they went 15-of-36.

    Cameroonian Steve Cedric Akomo teamed up with prized rookie Wowie Escosio to punish the interior defense of USJ-R all game long. Akomo had 20 points, including three ferocious slam dunks, while Escosio had 13 points, nine rebounds and three assists.

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    USJ-R was led by the 18 of Tabaloc and the 13 of Abulaiz Sulaiman.

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    Steve Cedric Akomo carries the Green Lancers to the top of the leaderboard. 
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