NSSU Li­ons col­lar AsPac hoops ti­tle

War­riors tear down Nets for 22-0 start

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - By Glen­dale G. Rosal RE­PORTER

Team Ja­pan manned by Nip­pon Sports Science Univer­sity (NSSU) Li­ons cap­tured the bas­ket­ball ti­tle of the in­au­gu­ral Asia Pa­cific Univer­sity Games af­ter sweep­ing their four-game as­sign­ment against some of Cebu’s top var­sity squads and vis­it­ing Malaysian cagers.

NSSU Li­ons con­cluded their fi­nal match yes­ter­day with a 69-51 bash­ing of win­less Malaysia manned by Univer­siti Te­knologi Malaysia (UTM) at the Univer­sity of Southern Philip­pines Foun­da­tion (USPF) gym­na­sium.

The NSSU Li­ons also won over even­tual first run­ner-up Univer­sity of Cebu (UC) Web­mas­ters, 90-83, last De­cem­ber 4 and out­lasted sec­ond-run­ner up Univer­sity of Southern Philip­pines Foun­da­tion (USPF) Pan­thers, 74-71.

The tow­er­ing Ja­panese also tamed Cebu Schools Ath­letic Foun­da­tion Inc. (CE­SAFI) reign­ing men’s bas­ket­ball cham­pi­ons; Univer­sity of San Car­los (USC) War­riors at the lat- ter’s turf with a close 73-70 vic­tory last Sun­day that vir­tu­ally sealed the crown.

The UC Web­mas­ters edged out the USPF Pan­thers to bag first run­ner-up hon­ors yes­ter­day, 75-66, at the lat­ter’s home court be­hind Ge­leant De­la­tor’s 16 mark­ers and Gar­ciano Puerto Jr.’s 15 mark­ers. Brant­ford Borces also had 11 points for USPF.

The UC Web­mas­ters fin­ished their cam­paign with a 3-1 (win-loss) card while USPF sports a 2-2 record. The USC War­riors had a mis­er­able out­ing with a 1-3 slate fol­lowed by win­less UTM (0-4). NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 16 of his 28 points in the third quar­ter and the Golden State War­riors ran their NBA-record start to 22-0 by beat­ing the Brook­lyn Nets, 114-98, on Sun­day night.

Dray­mond Green added 22 points, nine re-

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Brook­lyn Nets cen­ter Brook Lopez (11) tries to put up a de­fense against Golden State War­riors guard Stephen Curry (30) dur­ing their NBA game yes­ter­day in New York. Curry scored 28 points as the War­riors de­feated the Nets, 114-98, and ex­tended their...

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