Vis­it­ing teams lose open­ing games

GOV­ER­NOR’S CUP

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - By Calvin D. Cor­dova EDI­TO­RIAL AS­SIS­TANT

Vis­it­ing teams got a rude wel­come­fromhost­squads in the re­sump­tion of ac­tion of the 2017 Cebu Gov­er­nor’s Cup 21–&–Un­der In­ter-Cities/Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties Basketball Tour­na­ment last Wed­nes­day night.

The Tal­isay City Aqua Stars proved too much for the San Fernando Spar­tans in their 7648 tri­umph in the South Divi­sion Bracket 1 at the Tal­isay City Sports and Cul­tural Cen­ter, while Car­men chalked its own lop­sided win by trash­ing So­god, 99-78, in the North Divi­sion Bracket at the Car­men Mu­nic­i­pal Gym­na­sium.

Ac­tion con­tin­ues to­day in sep­a­rate venues.

In the North du­els, Madride­jos bat­tles Ban­tayan at the Madredi­jos Mu­nic­i­pal Gym in the main game. Kick­ing off to­day's sched­ule is the show­down be­tween Sta. Fe and San Re­me­gio at 5 p.m., fol­lowed by the en- counter be­tween Bogo City and Medellin.

In the South Divi­sion, host team Sam­boan guns for a sec­ond straight win against Gi­nati­lan in the 8 p.m. main game. Be­fore that, San­tander takes on Dalaguete at 5 p.m., while Al­coy clashes with Boljoon at 6:30 p.m.

Tal­isay was in con­trol in the en­tire match that saw them lead­ing by as many as 30 points in the third pe­riod.

Fail­ing to get its game go­ing, frus­tra­tions grew for San Fer­nan- do, which sput­tered fur­ther after its main man Roland Alferez lost his cool and was ejected in the 2:13 mark of the third pe­riod.

For the in­frac­tion, Alferez will be slapped with a one-game sus­pen­sion and will sit out San Fernando's next game ver­sus Si­bonga on Sun­day at the Minglanilla Sports Com­plex.

Elmer Echavez paced Tal­isay City with 12 points, while Rich­mon Lap­inid and Vyrun Vil­lanel added 11 mark­ers each.

John­son Klen Saramos­ing net­ted a game–high 15 points for San Fernando.

In other South Divi­sion games, Ar­gao nipped Si­bonga with a 90–83, while Minglanilla es­caped the City of Naga, 81–75.

Chris­tian Philipp Be­joc, on the other hand, fired 18 points to lead Car­men. Elver Bon­joc chipped in 12, while James Ronel Veloso do­nated 11.

Also win­ning were Danao City, which tripped Balam­ban, 87–68, and Tubu­ran, which stopped Bor­bon, 105-99.

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