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    Cebu coaches Yayoy Alcoseba, Junthy Valenzuela clash not once but twice in heated Cesafi finale

    Oct 20, 2014

    CEBU CITY — The Cesafi basketball finals ended with the Cobras claiming the title with a 3-2 series win, highlighted by some big baskets and a clash of coaches.

    University of San Carlos coach Junthy Valenzuela accused Southwestern University mentor Yayoy Alcoseba of hitting his player, resulting in a third-quarter confrontation at midcourt.

    Then the latter claimed the former applied a little too much pressure during the post-game handshake, and the two almost got into a scuffle.

    Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed both times on Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

    [See Cameroon's Landry Sanjo leads way as Cobras overcome Warriors to clinch Cesafi title]

    Alcoseba, who has earned a reputation for his ferocity in the league, denied hitting a USC player.

    “He (Valenzuela) thought that I hit his player. I didn’t do such a thing. I didn’t even know his player was there and we just bumped into one another. It really was nothing,” the Cebu provincial board member said.

    "Then later on, I extended my hand to shake his and he gripped it hard. One thing led to another but it’s all water under the bridge now," alcoseba added.

    [See Fiery veteran coach Alcoseba humiliates Southwestern University top point guard]

    The two coaches have had a history of animosity dating back to a preseason scuffle in Minglanilla when Alcoseba accused Valenzuela of instructing his Warriors players to rough up the Cobras.

    The former Red Bull guard vehemently denied the accusation.

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