SWU rules San Fer­nando hoop

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - /CORRESPONDENT JONAS REY N. PANERIO

A NEW head coach and an over­hauled ros­ter did lit­tle to stop the South­west­ern Univer­sity (SWU)-Phinma Co­bras from cap­tur­ing the ti­tle in the San Fer­nando In­vi­ta­tional Tour­na­ment 2017 as they beat the reign­ing Ce­safi cham­pi­ons and bit­ter ri­vals, Univer­sity of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers, 87-85, in the fi­nals on Thurs­day night in barangay Pi­talo, San Fer­nando.

For­mer UV Baby Lancer and Far East­ern Univer­sity Ta­ma­raw, Reeve Ugsang, did the most dam­age as he scored 18 points to pace SWU. An­other UV prod­uct, Ger­ald Fer­nan­dez, came back to haunt his for­mer school as he tal­lied 14 mark­ers.

In all, 11 play­ers scored for the Co­bras, un­der­scor­ing their re­newed com­mit- ment to team play af­ter sev­eral sea­sons on lean­ing heav­ily on the of­fen­sive ex­ploits of for­mer two-time C es afiMV PM ac mac T al lo, who has since gone on to Manila to play for Ra­cal in the PBA D-League.

The Co­bras will be off to Iloi lo on April 28 to com­pete in the Iloilo Na­tional In­vi­ta­tional Bas­ket­ball Cham­pi­onship.

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