5 October 2019
CEBU CITY–The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) finally found a reason to celebrate last Saturday, October 5, after their high school and college squads ended their slumps in the ongoing 2019 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) men’s basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.
The Jaguars arrested a five-game slide by downing the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers, 77-6, while the Baby Jaguars finally barged into the win column with a 79-53 blasting of University of Cebu-Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue (UCLM) Campus.
The Jaguars capitalized on the absence of USPF’s American reinforcement Sameen Swint, who was not allowed to play after he was caught wearing his teammate’s uniform.
Swint claimed he lost his jersey and wore his teammate’s uniform with his family name and number taped on it.
USJ-R, which improved to 2-5 (win-loss), was led by Renz Solomon and Miguel Gastador, who fired 17 points each.
Karl Langahin tallied 16 points for the Panthers, who slid to 3-4.
Tallying their first win after 0-4 start, the Baby Jaguars drew 21 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks from Kendrik Abarquez.
Joseph Nalos had 15 points for UCLM, which fell to 0-4.
In the other collegiate game, the UC Webmasters ended their first round of elimination campaign with a 79-66 win over the Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildcats.
Tosh Sesay wrought havoc, helping UC move to 3-3 by collecting 20 points, 24 rebounds, two steals and two blocks.
CIT-U crashed to 1-5.
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