The University of Cebu Webmasters gained momentum heading to the Cesafi seniors tournament as they captured the title in the 2018 San Remigio Properties Basketball Invitational with a 77-73 win over the visiting Far Eastern University Baby Tamaraws on Sunday at the Magis Eagles Arena in Canduman, Mandaue City.
Four players scored in double-figures for the Yayoy Alcoseba-mentored squad, led by John Jabello’s 17 points on the way for the high-leaping off guard to be named tournament MVP.
Paul Galinato added 13, Cameroonian Frederick Elombe punched in 12, while Darrell Shane Menina chipped in 11 for the Webmasters.
RJ Abarrientos led the Baby Tamaraws in scoring with 15 markers.
Ateneo de Davao claimed third place honors with a thrilling 82-79 win over sister squad, Ateneo de Cebu.
UC continues on their buildup for the Cesafi season when they travel to Davao City on Wednesday to compete in the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Invitational basketball tournament.
In this tournament, they will be pitted against the UAAP’s University of Santo Tomas and National University as well as the Go-Duterte Davao Selection that is composed of collegiate standouts from Davao schools.
It can be recalled that this is the very same tournament that last year saw La Salle and Far Eastern University trade punches in an ugly and violent free-for-all.