Sea Lions cop UCAA title
Philippine Daily Inquirer
DASMARIÑAS, Cavite—The Olivarez College Sea Lions needed big baskets from Johnny Jasmin and four overtime periods to fend off the La Salle-Dasmarinas Patriots, 103-101, and claim their first Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) men’s basketball title last Friday.
The 6-foot-2 Jasmin, who plays for Café France in the D-League, struck with a putback in the last 17.9 seconds and scored what turned out to be the winning basket at the Patriots’ home turf at Ugnayang La Salle gymnasium here.
Jasmin showed the way for the Sea Lions with 24 points, including six points in the fourth extension period to lead the Sucat-based cagers to a two-game sweep of their championship showdown. They also took Game 1, 67-62.
Franklin Mancio and most valuable player John Flores contributed 16 points for the Sea Lions, while Eldridge Corpus chipped in 12 as top school official Dr. Pablo Olivarez watched from the sidelines.