CEBU CITY —Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu is headed to the Cesafi juniors finals for the sixth straight season after beating University of the Visayas, 73-59, on Tuesday at the Cebu Coliseum.
The Magis Eagles led the Baby Lancers, 43-19, near halftime and cruised to victory.
SHS-Ateneo de Cebu, UV and the University of Cebu Baby Webmasters ended the round-robin semifinals with similar 2-1 win-loss slates but the Magis Eagles and the Baby Webmasters snagged the finals berths by virtue of higher point differentials over the Baby Lancers.
The finals showdown is a rematch of last year’s three-game thriller, which the Magis Eagles won.
UC has been a huge thorn on the side of the Magis Eagles this season, however, handing Ateneo de Cebu their two losses so far in the competition.
Reigning MVP Jed Colonia had 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while Errol Pastor scored 12.
Froiland Maglasang led the Baby Lancers with 18 points, while Jancork Cabahug chipped in 13.
Sacred Heart-AdC 73 — Colonia 23, Pastor 12, Velasco 9, Mantua 7, Nacua 6, Calumpang 5, Visser 5, Javelosa 4, P. Yu 2.
Uiversity of the Visayas 59 — Maglasang 18, Cabahug 13, Escobar 8, Laurente 8, Yerro 4, Bayaton 2, Jelianggao 2.
Quarterscores: 19-12; 43-21; 55-39; 73-59.