PNP Responders’ defense were able to limit Senate Defenders’ main gunners Jeff Sanders and Garri Sevilla to just 13 points combined. (Russell Julio / Photoville International)
Games on Sunday, October 28
2PM – Judiciary vs Ombudsman
3:30PM – PITC vs DOJ
5PM – AFP vs GSIS
Venue: Pasig City Sports Center
The Senate’s three-game winning streak snaps Sunday after the Defenders fell to PNP Responders, 60-59, in a heart-thundering game at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Allan Omiping’s three-point shot in the last minute and 60 seconds of the ball game lifted the PNP to victory. Omiping also contributed 16 points to the game, but Anton Tolentino’s 15-point finish with two rebounds and steals and one assist earned him the best player of the game title for the second time.
The Responders also dominated all quarters after blocking the Defenders’ maneuvers.
“Inensayo talaga namin ung depensa namin. So yung mga guys di tumigil dumepensa, naging compose that’s why we get the win,” PNP Responders Head Coach Harold Sta. Cruz said.
(We really practiced our defense. So, the guys didn’t stop on defending, they were composed that’s why we get the win.)
The DA Food Masters, meanwhile, keep their share of Group-B lead by downing the two-time champion Judiciary Magis, 106-78.
Christian Dematera snagged the Best Player of the Game award after bucketing 28 points with four rebounds, one assist and a steal.
This is Food Masters’ third straight win while the Magis are yet to snag their first victory of the season.
“Kulang namin depensa, eh. Kung makikita mo yung mga kalaban namin, parang tira lang ng tira sa labas. Ah, di nagkaroon ng pag-uusap sa loob,” Judiciary Magis Coach Joey Yabut said.
(We lacked defense. Our opponents were just shooting freely from the outside. Internal communication was missing.)
“Credit ito ng mga players. Sila sila mismo gusto manalo. So, ginawa namin yung game plan namin,” DA Food Master Coach Zaldy Realubit said.
(Credit goes to our players. They really wanted to win. So we just executed our game plan.)
Rookie team PITC Global Traders, meanwhile, successfully barged into the win column after smothering the GSIS Furies, 94-61.
Rod Savallo and Luis Lopez led the PITC by exploding a combined 28 points aside from grabbing 20 rebounds in the tournament.
PITC Coach Victor Ycasiano attributes their win to a well-thought out plan and teamwork.
“Yung game plan namin nagawa namin. We have to run… sabi nga namin at the same time we hit our basket,” PITC Global Traders Coach Victor Ycasiano said.
“Talagang hindi naging maganda yung preparation namin this coming weekend,” GSIS Furies Playing Coach Rene Boy Banzali said.
(Our preparation for this game were awful, really.) — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue
GAME 1: PITC defeats GSIS, 94-61.
Quarter Scores: 19-17, 46-34, 71-45, 94-61
PITC Global Traders
Box Scores: 94
R. Vasallo 18, H. Porto 16, M. Gecale 14, R. Regalado 13, L. Lopez 10, A. Taplah 9, M. Juan 7, M. Macabasco 5, K. Tibayan 2
Box Scores: 61
K. Ilano 10, M. Nuyana 10, A. Martinez 9, D. Bunyi 7, A. Cuevas 6, T. Gementera 6, A. Sunga 3, R. Banzali 3, J. Abugan 3, B. Flores 2, T. Herenandez 2
BEST PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Rod Vasallo (18 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts, 4 stl, 2 blk) and Luis Lopez (10 pts, 12 rebs, 2 asts, 1 stl, 3 blk)
GAME 2: Agriculture defeats Judiciary, 106-78.
Quarter Scores: 19-19, 41-40, 67-57, 106-78
Department of Agriculture Food Masters
Box Scores: 106
C. Dematera 28, H. Fernandez 18, M. Manigo 17, J. Comerciase 14, E. Oreta 12, S. Silva 10, M. Mangrobang 5, I. Hassan 2,
Box Scores: 78
C. Tolomia 22, C. Camaso 12, J. Serrano 10, C. Roma 8, R. Chua 7, J. Rabino 5, R. Malinao 4, J. Montesa 3, F. Salamat 3, H.Bergonio 2, R. Litonjua 2
BEST PLAYER OF THE GAME: Christian Dematera (28 pts, 4 rebs, 1 asts, 1 stl, 0 blk)
GAME 3: PNP defeats Senate, 60-59.
Quarter Scores: 19-14, 32-28, 46-44, 60-59
Box Scores: 60
O. Omiping 16, A. Tolentino 15, C. Santiago 8, J. Cabahug 5, J. Saracho 5, R. Abaya 4, J. Misola 4, R. Cabrera 2, J. Criste 1
Box Scores: 59
J. Mangaran 11, J. Sanders 10, M. Legaspi 9, R. Balboa 7, J. Angara 6, R. Malaga 5, M. Omega 4, R. Endaya 4, G. Sevilla 3
BEST PLAYER OF THE GAME: Anton Tolentino (15 pts, 2 rebs, 1 asts, 2 stl, 0 blk)
GROUP A: AFP (3-0), Senate (3-1), PNP (2-2), DOJ (1-2), PITC (1-3), GSIS (1-3)
GROUP B: NHA (3-0), Agriculture (3-1), Malacañang-PSC (2-1), PhilHealth (2-2), Judiciary (0-3), Ombudsman (0-3)