Titans wins 1st Basketball Men Title

Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias (CSAV) Titans clenched their first ever NOPSSCEA men’s basketball championship trophy on a convincing 82-64 victory over University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R) Rams in the game 3 of the best-of-3 finals at STI West Negros University (STI WNU) gym on last Friday, November 17, 2017. The Titans grabbed the first game on Tuesday at 76-62 but failed to get the coveted win for game two, 61-44, last Thursday, Nov. 16. In game 3, the jam-packed venue exchanged cheers as both teams played fast balls in the first quarter but the usual gunner, Jeffrey Manday (#7), led the white shirts with the helpful rebounds of African import JR Essakadoualla (#11) while the Rams were heated up by the big men John Lorenz Toral (#10) and Patrick Dave Yulo (#17) to end the 1st quarter at 25-21 in favor of the Titans. Madhay-Essakadoualla tandem continued to dominate the 2nd quarter to lead the half-time, 48-35, where the Rams struggled to drive baskets over the towering defense of the Titans. The Victorias-based squad fully ruled the second half as they caged 21 points against only 13 of the Bacolod-based team in the 3rd quarter alone that closed at 72-48. Jafet Claridad [...]

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