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BFP stuns AFP in UNTV Cup 6

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

AFP Cavaliers’ #41 Romeo Almerol Jr. in rebounding duel with BFP Firefighters’ #5 Rob Wainwright. (Jaybe De Leon / Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines — The Fire Fighters have stained the Cavaliers’ record to give the soldiers’ their first defeat of the season.

This, after the firemen dominated all four quarters in Sunday’s third game that ended with 104-97 at the Pasig City Sports Center.

BFP playing coach Gilbert Malabanan believes that the team’s extra effort in practices and in the game bore fruit.

“Actually, pinaghandaan namin iyan. Sinabi ko iyan sa mga players ko, hindi namin kakayanin iyan kapag magpa-practice lang kami. Kailangan namin mag-extra effort talaga. Nakita naman namin ang conditioning na ginawa namin sa kalaban, so nagbunga talaga ang hirap namin,” Firefighters head coach Malabanan said.

(Actually, we have prepared for it. I have told my players we won’t be able to handle it by practice alone.We really need to exert extra effort. Anyway, we have seen the conditioning that we made on the other team, our efforts paid off.)

Meanwhile, AFP Assistant Coach Ronald Cahanding admits lack of defense was a culprit of their loss.

“Kung makikita natin yung game, natapos yung game high score eh. So ang nangyari talaga sa amin, ang sama ng defense namin. Nakita nyo naman ang taas ng score nila… ang dami namin ibinigay na fast break.”

(If we look back at the game, it ended with a high score. So what really happened to us was, our defense was so bad. You have seen how high the other team’s score was…we gave them a lot of fast breaks.)

The AFP now has a 3-1 standing, while the BFP has a 1-3 win-loss record.

Meanwhile, in the PDEA-DOJ action, the Drug Busters stunned the Justice Boosters 105-86 to mark its first win.

PDEA was able to limit DOJ’s outside shooting and intensified its defense in the paint area.

“Yung mga shooter lang habulin nila. Di bale na maliit sila basta may challenge. Tapos ang mga big man pigilan nila sa ilalim,” Drug Busters Coach Felix Armando said.

(They should only go after the shooters. It doesn’t matter if they are small, as long as they are challenging. Then, they should block the bigger men in the paint.)

While DOJ Head Coach John Agbayani Jr. said, “Ganoon talaga, mayroong nanalo may natatalo. Nagkaroon ng break ang PDEA during the second half, so we need to accept that.”

(It’s really like that. There’s a winner, there’s a loser. PDEA had a break on the second half, so we need to accept that.)

Robert Sanz and Brillos Rizon made combined 56 points and were hailed as the best players of the game.

And in the GSIS – DOH duel, the Furies claims its second win after toppling the Health Achievers, 83-73.

Forward James Patrick Abugan led the furies with 22 points and six rebounds thus hailed as the best player of the game.

GSIS now has a 2-2 win-loss record, while DOH has 1-3. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News and Rescue

 

The Scores

 
GAME 1: GSIS Furies defeat DOH Health Achievers, 83-73.

Quarter Scores: 18-18, 36-33, 60-58, 83-73

GSIS Furies 

Box Scores: 83

J. Abugan 22, D. Bunyi 15, R. Banzali 11, M. Nuyana 11, A. Cuevas 10, T. Hernandez 7, A. Sunga 7, 

DOH Health Achievers

Box Scores: 73

S. Mopera 26, R. Dabu 13, L. Nidoy 13, M. Kalaw 9, R. Pingol 4, J. Guevarra 3, A. Saculinggan 3, R. Herrera 2 

 

GAME 2: PDEA Drug Busters defeat DOJ Justice Boosters, 105-86

Quarter Scores: 19-23, 43-45, 69-67, 105-86

PDEA Drug Busters 

Box Scores: 105

R. Sanz 33, B. Rizon 23, M. Basco 23, J. Montallana 19, D. Dejarme 4, J. Perante 3

DOJ Justice Boosters

Box Scores: 86

E. Mabazza 28, C. Borile 16, J. Lopez 12, P. Reguera 11, J. Polican 7, P. Butel 7, C. Cruz 2, M. San Juan 2, A. Vitero 1

 

GAME 3: BFP Firefighters defeat AFP Cavaliers, 104-97

Quarter Scores: 26-15, 58-33, 68-51, 104-97

BFP Firefighters

Box Scores: 104

R. Wainwright 19, G. Malabanan 19, J. Jayona 18, R. Sibal 15, R. Molina 11, J. Egea 8, K. Amores 6, A. Cabais 5, R. Namia 3

AFP Cavaliers

Box Scores: 97

J. Lumongsod 21, R. Almerol 19, B. Bautista 16, R. Pascual 15, J. Quiambao 9, W. Casulla 6, R. Araneta 6, A. Zuñiga 3, W. Sergio 2

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PNP Responders, new champions of UNTV Cup off-season games

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The colonels and generals of the Philippine National Police (PNP) remained undefeated at the end of UNTV Cup off-season Executive Face-off at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night, Monday (July 30).

PNP Responders executed an intensive offense strategy against the Ombudsman Graft Busters to earn the P1-million cash prize as champions.

2018 Off-season game’s Most Valuable Player PSupt. Joel de Mesa spearheaded the Responders after gaining 17 pts, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals.

PNP has shown extreme hustle defense that limited Ombudsman’s key players Atty. Jorge Espinal to 10 points and Atty. Armando Sanchez Jr. to 14 points.

The Graft Busters had 28 forced turnovers in the game.

The police took advantage of heeding over 20 points forward from first quarter until the buzzer sounded at the end, 81-53.

“Maraming salamat sa Dios, sa pamilya ko sa lahat lahat. Sa buong PNP maraming maraming salamat. Sa mga players, maraming salamat kasi hindi sila bumitaw, saka yun ang talagang naging motivation namin itong Executive sana makuha namin since nabigo kami doon sa regular season,” said PNP Responders head coach SPO2 Alfred Suarez.

For the Ombudsman, the injury of Director Nicky Laure was a great loss to the team.

Laure has been hailed thrice as best player in the elimination rounds.

Though they failed to win their first championship in the league of public servants, the Ombudsman Graft Busters are still happy with their current standing — the highest they have ever reached since joining the UNTV Cup.

While the off-season games were wrapping it up, various teams have started their preparations for the upcoming UNTV Cup Season 7 in September where the champion stands to gain P4 million. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

 

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UNTV Cup Off-Season Executive Face-off Finals slated on Monday

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, July 28th, 2018

 

After more than two months of heart-stopping matches on the hard court, two indomitable teams emerge to clash at the finals of the UNTV Cup Off-Season Executive Face Off.

Spectators can expect an explosive game as both PNP Responders and Ombudsman Graft Busters eye this season’s title.

The PNP senior cagers are out to avenge their juniors’ defeat at the hands of the Senate Sentinels in the UNTV Cup Season 6 while the Ombudsman is eyeing to claim its first title in the off-season match.

The Responders’ bulldozed its way to the finals by claiming win after win in all their games.

While the Graft Busters clinched 6 victories and sustained only one loss at the hands of the PNP.

Both teams have displayed high endurance levels in all their matches this season, thus, spectators are expected to be at the edge of their seats as the final game opens on Monday, 7 PM at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

The winning team will receive one-million-peso cash prize for their chosen beneficiary.

But prior to the most anticipated match, selected executives from six participating teams this off season will play in an exhibition game. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News and Rescue

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Off-season playoffs to kick off on Sunday

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

 

UNTV Cup Executive FaceOff Playoffs

PNP Responders fortify its indomitable status following a sweeping victory in the elimination rounds of the UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Face-off.

PNP dominated the games with 7 wins and zero losses after pounding its last opponent, Malacañang-PSC Kamao, 97-90.

Best players, Police Superintendents Joel de Mesa and Anthony Padua bucketed combined 40 points to protect PNP’s top spot but Malacañang-PSC’s main gunner, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go gave explosive 46 points.

Go says they still gave their best though it’s a non-bearing game for the already-eliminated kamao team and only eight of their members were able to play.

“Talagang hinabol namin sila hanggang sa huling minuto, lumaban kami… puso ng Pilipino talaga… laban! Pero natutuwa naman ako nanalo mga kapulisan natin,” SAP Bong Go said.

(We really went after them and fought against them even at the last minute. Fighting is in the heart of the Filipinos. But I am happy for the victory of the PNP Responders.)

The Responders now holds the twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs which is set to commence on Sunday, July 15.

Set to play against the PNP is the Senate Sentinels who landed in the fourth spot after suffering defeat against the now third-placer Judiciary Magis, 69-61.

Best players, Joey Yabut and Judge Manuel Gerard Tomacruz registered combined 44 points with 22 rebounds, clobbering Senator Sonny Angara’s efforts to lift the Sentinels by bucketing 24 points and six rebounds with one assist and steal each.

“Alam nyo naman injured yung best player namin si Senator Joel, so naramdaman namin yung pagkawala nya… yung leadership, yung scoring, yung passing, yung threat sa offense, medyo naging predictable kami sa opensa. But no excuse magaling nilaro ng Judiciary.”

(You know that our best player, Senator Joel [Villanueva] is injured so we felt his absence. The leadership, the scoring, the passing, the threat in offense. So we might have been predictable in terms of offense but no excuses, the Judiciary played well.)

Sen. Joel Villanueva said, “Wala ako magawa kundi mag-cheer lang. But I’m positive next game sana makalaro na, daming injuries eh.”

(I can’t do anything save for cheering the team on. But I’m positive that in the next game, I will be able to play. I’ve got so many injuries.)

Based on the rules, top 3 Judiciary Magis will go against second placer Ombudsman Graft Busters who also hold twice to beat advantage.

The off-season playoffs will kick off at three in the afternoon in the Pasig City Sports Center. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV New & Rescue

 

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