UV Green Lancers rout UC Webmasters to seize early lead in Cesafi
Former Batang Gilas Leonard Santillan continues to show improvement, scoring 13 for the Lancers. Photo courtesy of Alex Tan

CEBU CITY — University of the Visayas seized the early lead in the 15th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. men’s basketball tournament with a 77-62 rout of University of Cebu on Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The win was the third in as many matches for the Green Lancers.

Former Batang Gilas member Leonard Santillan and Alwyn Aguirre had 13 points each, while Vincent Mendoza, back in the team after recovering from an ACL tear, added 12 markers and four rebounds.

The undersized Webmasters were only behind 50-59 entering the final frame, but the Lancers came up with a 14-2 blast behind Cameroonian import Steve Akomo, Santillan, Aguirre, and Mendoza, who capped the run with a corner triple to push the lead to 73-52.

Justine Dacalos led UC with 16 points while Melvin Butohan had 11.

The scores:

UV (77) - Santillan 13, Aguirre 13, Mendoza 12, Akomo 8, Suerte 7, Veloso 6, A. Codilla 5, Balabag 4, Manzo 3, Macion 2, Segumpan 2, Cabañero 2, Arong 0, Napao 0.

UC (62) - Dacalos 16, Butohan 11, Mayol 6, Santander 5, P. Codilla 5, Culango 4, Suelto 3, Jabello 3, Tagudin 3, Puerto 2, Montilla 2, Dumat-ol 2, Grafilo 0, Luzares 0.

Quarterscores: 22-13; 41-27; 59-47; 77-62.

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