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UV Green Lancers exact revenge, hand UC webmasters first loss in Cesafi seniors hoop

By: - Correspondent / @ForgetAbouJay

Games Tuesday:
Cebu Coliseum
5:15 p.m. – UC vs. UV (jrs.)
6:45 p.m. – USPF vs. USJ-R (srs.)

The University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers spoiled the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters’ bid for perfection with a 74-69 victory in the seniors division of the 2011 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) basketball tournament late Sunday night at the raucous Cebu Coliseum.

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The Lancers took down two birds with one stone as they dealt the Webmasters their first loss of the tournament and at the same time exacted revenge for the 67-78 loss that they were handed during their first round meeting.  UV improved to 5-2 (win-loss) while UC fell to 9-1.

Edrian Lao scored 18 to lead the way for the nine-time champions Green Lancers.  Fajardo led UC with a quiet 22 but got into foul trouble early.

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The 6-foot-10 Fajardo got slapped with his fourth personal foul with 6:24 remaining in the game. The Lancers took cue from this and Lao made the Webmasters pay by scoring six of UV’s next nine markers to put them on top, 63-52.

UC’s Jan Auditor sparked an 11-2 fightback that trimmed the deficit down to two, 63-65, with 2:07 left. But UV was not fazed by the pressure as Jerome Silva scored on a putback followed by a steal by Harold Cincoflores off Auditor which led to a wide-open lay-in for a 69-63 lead. John Abad sealed the win for the Lancers by scoring on a floater and then making three free-throws in the last minute.

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TAGS: Basketball, Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI), University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters, University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers
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