UV Green Lancers show might with 60-point drubbing of hapless CIT-U Wildcats
UV forward Jancork Cabahug slices through the defense of the CIT-U Wildcats. Ron Tolin

CEBU CITY – The defending titleholder University of the Visayas Green Lancers dominated the Cebu Institute of Technology-University Wildcats on all fronts, winning by a whopping 60 points, 113-53, for their third victory in a row in the 17th Cesafi men’s basketball tournament on Sunday night at the New Cebu Coliseum. 

UV’s reserves stole the spotlight as Jayson Balabag led five scorers in double-figures with 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field.

Jerome Napao added 14 points, four boards and four steals, Ted Saga double-doubled with 14 points and 11 boards, Sheldon Gahi finished with 12 and Coleen Testa drilled in 11 for a Green Lancer squad that has found its groove, winning its third straight after dropping their season-opener.

The writing was already on the wall as early as the first half, which ended with UV ahead by 34, 54-20, thanks to a 32-9 second period surge.

Mariel Munez and Steve Bucao were the few bright spots for this struggling Wildcats squad – which has now lost five straight – with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

The Scores:

UV (113) Balabag 20, Napao 14, Saga 14, Gahi 12, Testa 11, Albina 8, Villaceran 8, Soliva 7, Sackor 6, Tarrosa 5, Hassan 3, Segumpan 3, Cabahug 2.

CIT-U (53) Muñez 13, Bucao 10, Jabines 6, Kong 9, Laguna 5, King 4, Mumar 2, Rosell 2, Sable 2.

Quarterscores: 22-11, 54-20, 85-39, 113-53

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