The Foundation University basketball team came out of a 15-point disadvantage and defeated the Silliman University Stallions 73-60 in the elimination games of the Governor’s Cup held last Tuesday at the Gov. Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center.
The game was a see-saw battle between the two varsity teams. The FU team led the first quarter and added to their lead in the second quarter, ending with an 11-point lead. But the SU Team rallied in the third quarter, narrowed the gap and eventually cut FU’S lead to only one point.
In the fourth quarter, however, the SU players appeared to have lost steam and committed several blunders, which gave FU the chance to recover.
“It was a very thrilling game,” said Engr. Marlon Tanilon, dean of student affairs of Foundation University, who watched the game along with Pres. Mira Sinco, Vice Pres. Victor Vicente Sinco and some FU students.
With that victory, FU is in second place among the eight teams that are participating in the Governor’s Cup.
The teams from the Negros Maritime College Foundation, Inc., AMA Computer Center, COSCA and St. Paul University Dumaguete have been eliminated, leaving only the teams of FU, SU, NORSU and ACSAT to play for the semi-final round on Monday, Sept. 19.
Giles Roxas, assistant FU sports director, said the semifinal rounds on Monday will be between NORSU and FU and between SU and ACSAT.
“If FU beats NORSU team, then FU will advance to the championship round. And if ACSAT beats SU, the championship game will be played between FU an ACSAT,” Roxas said. ACSAT has not lost a single game so far.
FU and ACSAT have always been competing for the championship every Governors Cup in the last five years.
Last year, FU swept all seven elimination and semifinal games, only to lose the championship to ACSAT. “Bilog ang mundo,” Roxas said, as he invited the public to watch the semi-final rounds on Monday at the Macias Sports Center.