Team Rex­i­dol En­er­von tops tourism race

LUMBA’G LAAG SA SUGBO

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - By Cris Evert Lato-Ruf­folo CON­TRIBUT­ING WRITING ED­I­TOR /CORRES PONDENT JONAS PANE­RIO

Team Rex­i­dol En­er­von emerged cham­pion in the 2nd Lumba’g Laag sa Sugbo tourism race held last June 10 to 12 in dif­fer­ent venues around Cebu Province.

The team, com­posed of Joy Love Ba­calan, Roch Ed­uard Dun­gog, Eric Flores and Ray­mond Ros­ales, fin­ished with a to­tal time of 5 hours and 36 min­utes to win the P50,000 cash prize at stake.

Ba­calan, who is the team leader, said they aimed to clinch the cham­pi­ons’ tro­phy this year.

“There was no group prepa­ra­tion. I just re­minded them to train phys­i­cally and men­tally. We met only on brief­ing day be­fore the start of the race,” said Ba­calan.

Team Big Brothers fin­ished sec­ond with six hours and 53 min­utes while Team APSI com­pleted the race at six hours and 56 min­utes. They won P30,000 and P20,000, re­spec­tively.

The tourism race brought 18 par­tic­i­pat­ing teams to 19 cities and towns in south­ern and western Cebu to ful­fill phys­i­cal and men­tal tasks meant to in­tro­duce them to Cebu’s peo­ple, food and places.

The race was part of Cebu Busi­ness Month 2018 or­ga­nized by the Cebu Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try.

The race off on June 10 at the SM Seaside City Cebu with palo sebo as one of the open­ing chal­lenges. From Cebu City, the team raced to south­ern Cebu and com­pleted tasks in­clud­ing swim­ming by the Naga Board­walk, pre­par­ing spices for Car­car le­chon and salad-mak­ing in Ser­gio's Farm in Dalaguete. Day 2 started with mil­i­tary crawl in Al­coy and ended with blow­ing balls in Moal­boal. The third and last day chal­lenged teams to swim in tan­dem in Al­can­tara and eat roasted na­tive chicken in Du­man­jug. The race ended in Toledo City on June 12.

BULL­DOGS BEAT TWO FOES OVER THE WEEK­END

THE REIGN­ING cham­pi­ons Haloha Bull­dogs logged two vic­to­ries over the week­end in the Cebu Week­end Bas­ket­ball Club at the City Sports Club-Cebu bas­ket­ball court.

Ralph Be­larmino fired 33 points to lead the Bull­dogs to a 98-66 rout of the Wolves on Satur­day. In their other game on Sun­day, Justin

Jose­phus Jacob Ave of Haba­gat said the race was de­signed based on the CBM theme “In­no­vate Cebu.”

“We wanted to show­case the cul­ture of each town so we made sure that prod­ucts and hid­den at­trac­tions of each par­tic­i­pat­ing town were high­lighted,” said Ave. Huang pitched in 25 in a 131-79 rout of the Pi­ran­has.

The Bull­dogs now have a 10-1 (win-loss) record.

The San Remi­gio Tigers kept in step with the league lead­ers as they beat the Lions, 112-104.

Deej Pantino­ple pep­pered the Lions’ de­fense with one perime­ter shot af­ter an­other en route to scor­ing 25 points.

The race had 19 con­trol points with a to­tal of 35 tasks. The 19 con­trol points cor­re­sponded to the 19 par­tic­i­pat­ing towns and cities. The Tigers are now at 10-2. The Bears are just half a game be­hind the Tigers at 9-2 af­ter they de­feated the Stal­lions, 105-97, be­hind Borgy dela Cruz’s 26 points.

The Sher­ilin Phoenix are also bear­ing down on the up­per ech­e­lon of teams af­ter they thumped the Scor­pi­ons, 95-85, be­hind the 17 points of Jason Chan.

The win was Phoenix’s ninth in 12 tries.

CRIS EVERT LATO-RUF­FOLO

Par­tic­i­pants and race of­fi­cials gather at the SM Seaside City Cebu for the kick off of the Lumba’g Laag sa Sugbo tourism race.

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