UV off to Na­tion­als

Cebu Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - by Jonas Pane­rio COR­RE­SPON­DENT

The Uni­ver­sity of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers are headed to the na­tional col­le­giate cham­pi­onship af­ter they swept the Naga Col­lege Foun­da­tion Tigers with an 89-72 vic­tory in Game Two of the best-of-three series in the Philip­pine Re­gional Cham­pi­onship of the 2018 Philip­pine Col­le­giate Cham­pi­ons League on Fri­day af­ter­noon at the Ar­ca­dia Ac­tive Life­style Cen­ter in Davao City.

Un­like Game One, wherein the three-time de­fend­ing Ce­safi cham­pi­ons strug­gled to shake off the Lu­zon/NCR re­gional cham­pion, the Green Lancers’ marks­men were on point and so were their de­fense, which al­lowed UV to pull off the ti­tle-clinch­ing win.

“We were able to hit our out­side shots and our de­fense worked well. Those were huge rea­sons why we were able to get this ti­tle,” said a vic­to­ri­ous Gary Cortes, head coach of UV, af­ter the game.

The cham­pi­onship also placed UV in the fi­nals, where they will be tak­ing on ei­ther the UAAP cham­pi­ons Ate­neo de Manila Uni­ver­sity or the NCAA rulers, San Beda, with that game set for Jan­uary 21 in Manila.

“We’ll do our very best to give them a good fight,” said Cortes.


The Green Lancers cel­e­brate their cham­pi­onship win over the Naga Col­lege Foun­da­tion.

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