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Deciding UNTV Cup game set on Sunday; teams all eyes on finals

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018

“Go win or go home”, the theme of UNTV Cup Semifinals’ last game on February 18, 2018. (Ruby Vercide / Photoville International)

Expect this Sunday to be one of best games of the season as the last four teams of UNTV Cup Season 6 this Sunday, February 18 at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City, try to secure tickets to the much-anticipated finals of the only charity basketball league in the country.

Two-time champions Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Cavaliers will battle it out with the much-improved Senate Defenders at 3 PM while last year’s runner-up, Malacañang-PSC Kamao will try to seal a finals berth as they face the National Housing Authority (NHA) Builders at 5 PM.

The losers of these battles will settle for the knockout battle for third place on March 4, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center.

All teams are equally hungry for the prestige of winning the Cup and the P4-M top prize and P2-M 1st runner-up.

In the first game, the AFP Cavaliers will rely on their veteran and winning experiences in the league with the help of their rookie players, Lumongsod and Almerol. The Senate Defenders, on the other hand, led by the playmakers/lawmakers senators Sonny Angara and Joel Villanueva, will capitalize on their unselfish plays and a rigorous defense.

In the second game, the NHA Builders will count on their deep pool of young and talented rosters while Malacañang-PSC Kamao will hold on to their eager desire to help their chosen charity, the children with cancer.

The Kamao and the Defenders have the momentum, but Cavaliers and the Builders have the desire to bounce back.

All participating teams have their own partner charitable institutions with the champion winning P4-M while the second placer with P2-M.

BMPI-UNTV CEO and Public Service advocate Kuya Daniel Razon, the originator of the play for charity league UNTV Cup, launched the League of Public Servants in 2013 and has been giving millions in pesos every year for beneficiaries of respective winning teams each season with the league’s primary sponsor Bro. Eliseo Soriano of the Members Church of God International (MCGI).

These games will be shown live on UNTV News and Rescue local channel 37 and via web streaming at www.untvweb.com. — UNTV New Media

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Malacañang-PSC frustrates PITC at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Malacañang-PSC Kamao flexed muscle as they overcome the power of the uprising rookie team PITC Global Traders. (Daniel Iglesias / Photoville International)

The Malacañang-PSC Kamao team is tightly clinging onto the second spot after narrowly pounding the PITC Global Traders, 69-64 at Thursday’s match.

Michael Ignario and ‘Bigman’ Martin Lloyd Antonio shared the Best Player of the Game title after firing 15 and 16 points, respectively.

The Kamao team now holds six wins and one loss under its belt while the global traders fell to the sixth rank after absorbing defeat for the fourth time.

Meanwhile,  the AFP Cavaliers are still the top team to beat as the end of the second round of eliminations of the UNTV Cup 7th edition draws closer.

The AFP maintained their lead after routing the DA Food Masters, 79-73, in a match held last Sunday.

Darwin Cordero was hailed as the Best Player of the Game after firing 24 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

The Cavaliers now hold seven wins and one loss record while the Food Masters were pushed down to the bottom of the standings after absorbing six losses and winning only three of their games.

UNTV Cup Season 6 champion Senate Defenders, on the other hand, spoiled the hopes of the NHA Builders to take home the crown this season after their explosive match last Sunday.

The NHA lost to the Senate in overtime, 98-97, with Marlon Legaspi and Harly Ng scoring the game-winning shots after firing 22 and 24 points, respectively.

Legaspi and Ng were hailed as the Best Players of the Game. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

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Judiciary snaps AFP’s winning streak at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Chester Tolomia carried the Judiciary Magis team to tarnish the clean slate of AFP Cavaliers this season. (Prince Marquez / Photoville International)

Chester Tolomia and Frederick Salamat fired 5 three points each to lead the Judiciary Magis to victory against the AFP Cavaliers 95-93.

The hailed Best Player of the Game, Chester Tolomia, poured a total of 37 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal; while Frederick Salamat helped with 19 points.

This is the first time the AFP Cavaliers lost this season, nevertheless, they are still on top of the ranks with 6-1 win-loss record while the Magis is on the 8th spot on the brink of elimination having a 3-5 win-loss standing.

Meanwhile, Season 5 champion, PNP Responders, continue to climb in the ranking after defeating the NHA Builders, 102-93.

The Sniper, Ollan Omiping, fired 35 points with 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals to be named as the Best Player of the Game together with Richard Villanueva who produced 14 points.

Though the NHA had the lead at the end of the 3rd period, the Builders were outscored by the policemen in the final period with 31 points compared to just 21.

Villanueva’s 2 crucial three-pointers were vital in turning the game in their favor.

Responders rose to 2nd place in ranking with 6-2 win-loss record while the Builders are on 4th place with 4-3 record.

In the 3rd game, defending champion, Senate Defenders, overpowered the DA Food Masters, 84-76.

Best Players of the Game were Garri Sevilla and Harly Ng for their combined 44 points.

This win is crucial for the Senate team to be able to continue to the next round of the league and be able to defend their championship title because they are now in the 6th place.

According to the rules of the league, the bottom 2 teams which are in the 7th and 8th place will be eliminated. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue

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AFP keeps early lead after routing NHA at UNTV Cup 7

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

 

Best Players of the Game AFP #30 Darwin Cordero produced 22 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block to go with Boyet Bautista’s 17 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals and 1 block in leading the Cavaliers in defeating the NHA Builders. (Jepoy Pasig / Photoville International)

The AFP Cavaliers has prolonged its winning streak to six after downing the NHA Builders during the second round of eliminations of the UNTV Cup seventh edition that commenced on Sunday.

The AFP Cavaliers broke down the defenses of NHA Builders, 90-81, to maintain their early lead in the tourney as they gun for this season’s title.

AFP head coach, Corporal Cornelio ‘Sonny’ Manucat attributes their latest victory to rigorous training to step up their defense and offense plays against the NHA gunners.

“Noong first half lamang sila, kinausap ko sila sabi ko mag-step up yung defense namin, saka gawin lang namin yung game plan at least nagawa namin second half at least nakabalik kami,” Coach Manucat said.

Meanwhile NHA Builders Coach Bennet Palad said, “Na-disorient yung team ko, yun lang.”

Darwin Cordero and Boyet Bautista were hailed as the best players of the game after bucketing 22 and 17 points, respectively.

The Department of Agriculture Food Masters, meanwhile, absorbed its second defeat after clashing with the PNP Responders in the second set, 82-79.

PNP’s Harold Sta. Cruz says the Responders scored another notch because they stayed in their game plan which involves guarding and blocking Food Masters’ key shooters.

“Talagang minarkahan namin yung mga shooters nila… kailangan naming mag adjust so sabi ko kailangan pa nating higpitan ang depensa natin,” playing coach Harold Sta. Cruz said.

“First three quarters hindi kami naglaro, hindi kami lumaban sa depensa…hindi namin inatake yung depensa nila… naglaro lang kami fourth quarter,” DA Food Masters Coach Zaldy Realubit said.

Rookie team PITC Global Traders, on the other hand, clinched its third victory of the season after clobbering the two-time champion Judiciary Magis in the heart-thundering first game, 74-72.

Haddi Porto led the with his 22-point finish, earning the Best Player of the Game title.

“Medyo kinapos yung team namin eh , yung tira ni porto medyo napabayaan , medyo maluwag yung depensa,” Judiciary Magis Coach Joey Yabut said.

Meanwhile, Coach Victor Ycasiano chalked up their latest victory to hard work and breaks of the game.

“Definitely, hardwork lang, tsinaga lang namin ng tsinaga. Actually, It’s just breaks of the game, breaks of the game. We were lucky that our shots went in after so many tights call.” — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue.

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