CEBU CITY - The Worthy-University of the Visayas Green Lancers head to the semifinals with momentum on their side as they completed a sweep of the elimination round with a 78-68 win over the Highlands Corned Beef-University of Cebu Webmasters in the 8th Cesafi Partner’s Cup on Thursday at the Cebu Coliseum.
The Green Lancers went up by as much as 22 but wobbled near the end before regaining their footing to snatch their sixth win in as many games.
Rey Suerte sliced and diced UC’s defense to the tune of 23 points, four assists and two steals, while team skipper Josue Segumpan added 17 points, five boards and five assists. Big man Monic Soliva chipped in 10.
UV had their way for most of the game until UC shifted to a scrambling full-court defense and put a wrench into the Green Lancers’ well-oiled offense. UC kept the pressure up and crawled to within six several times in the fourth period but UV managed to stem the tide behind the leadership and scoring of Sheldon Gahi and Jayson Balabag.
Fil Culango led the Webmasters in scoring with 14 while Justine Dacalos had 11. UC finished the elims with a 2-4 win-loss card and will enter the semis as the fourth seed.