CEBU CITY - University of Cebu won its second game in a row, destroying University of San Jose-Recoletos, 81-64, in the 2019 Cesafi men’s basketball tournament on Saturday at the Cebu Coliseum.
Tosh Sesay, who hails from Sierra Leone, led UC with 17 points and 15 rebounds while Paul Galinato, the left-handed gunner, finally got back on track as he tallied 17 points, 12 coming in the third period where he canned four three-pointers.
Jasper Pacana also came off the bench and produced 14 points as the Webmasters got back on track after a shaky start to even their win-loss record up to 2-2.
The Webmasters were just up by two after the first period, 19-17, but ratcheted their defense up in the second and limited USJ-R to just six points with Pacaña scoring up seven straight points to give the Webmasters a 36-23 halftime lead.
Things just turned from bad to worse for USJ-R as the Webmasters drained four triples in the third to open a 62-44 spread.
The fourth period turned into a cakewalk for UC as their reserves, led by Pacaña, raised the lead to a high of 31, 79-48, before cruising to the win.
USJ-R has dropped its second straight game to fall to 1-2. Renz Solomon led the Jaguars in scoring with 11 points