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Malacañang Kamao vows to bounce back after 2 defeats

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017

Malacañan Kamao vows to show good performance as they face BOC Transformers in Sunday’s match.

The Malacañan Kamao vows to bounce back this year as the second round elimination at the UNTV Cup Season 5 continues.

The Malacañan Kamao will face the powerhouse team BOC Transformers in the 3rd Game at the UNTV Cup on Sunday to be held in Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna at 5:00 p.m.

It can be recalled that the Malacañan Kamao lost two games in a row before 2016 ended, following 5 consecutive wins.

Malacañan Kamao was first defeated by defending champion AFP Cavaliers on December 4 with scores 72-67. And their next loss was in a game against the two-time champion Judiciary Magis on December 18 with scores 74-63.

“Naunang talo ,naging back-to-back pa. Masakit talaga para sa amin ‘yan. Pagta-trabahuhann talaga namin (…) Lalong-lalo na ‘yung sa BOC kasi kailangang-kailangan namin ‘yun,” said Malacañan Kamao head coach Louie Gonzales.

(We experienced one loss. Then a back-to-back loss. That was painful for us. We will really strive hard especially against the BOC because we really need to win.)

Meanwhile, the BOC Transformers aim at claiming their 8th win.

The Bureau of Customs Team is determined to maintain a clean record. For this, the team will prepare for the Malacañan Kamao intensively.

“Prepare lang kami sa Malacañan. Tingnan namin sino makakalaban namin; sino mga players nila (…) Then again, ‘yung conditioning namin at saka ‘yung strength namin tututukan namin,” BOC Transformers assistant coach Bong dela Cruz said.

(We will prepare for Malacañan. We will look at which team we will play against, their players. Again, our conditioning and our strength, we will focus on those aspects.)

The BOC now leads with a clean record of 7 wins, while Malacañang has 5 wins and 2 losses.

UNTV Cup now on its 5th season is giving away more than eight million pesos worth of total prizes to the chosen charities of all 13 participating government teams.  — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

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DOJ must win vs Senate on UNTV Cup, Sunday

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Atty. Nonilon Tagalicud (#17) in action during the game between the DOJ Justice Boosters and AFP Cavaliers on June 17, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. Atty. Tagalicud was hailed as the Best Player of the Game for leading the team to victory with a commanding 21 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. (Jaycee Costales / Photoville International)

 

Games on Sunday, June 24

2pm Judiciary vs GSIS
3:30pm Senate vs DOJ
5pm AFP vs Malacañang-PSC

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

DOJ Justice Boosters rev up its armaments as it gears up against Senate Sentinels in the second game of UNTV Cup Executive Face-off tripleheader on Sunday, 3:30 PM at the Pasig City Sports Center.

DOJ Head Coach Noli Mejo said they remain determined in winning their last two games in the elimination round to advance to the offseason playoffs along with the top 3 teams.

Justice Boosters currently hold 2 wins and 3 loss record.

Coach Mejo said, “We need to win against the Senate and Malacañang-PSC to advance to the final four. We will probably improve our trapping defense and half-court defense.”

The Sentinels meanwhile are raring to add more wins to their current 3-2 record, hoping for the return of their ace players, Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara who missed the games last week due to injury.

Sentinels Coach Mike Fermin said, “They said they can’t play this game and then in the next two games they will give everything. We really need to win the last two games to get to the final four.”

DOJ-Senate clash will come after Judiciary Magis and GSIS Thunder Furies’ face off at 2 pm while main game presents the battle between AFP Cavaliers and Malacañang-PSC-Kamao around 5 pm. — UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP Responders keep lead with 6-0 record

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

PNP’s Tower of Power. Police Superintendent Voltaire Rivera (#11) provided 15 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks to combine to Joel De Mesa’s 21 pts, Philip Phillips’ 15 points in leading the PNP Responders victory against the Senate Sentinals on June 17, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. PNP Responders now holds a 6-0 flawless record at the top spot. (Fred Alvior / Photoville International)

 

PNP Responders’ eyes are firmly on the prize this off season as it continues to bulldoze its way to the playoffs after routing Senate Sentinels at Sunday’s main game, 86-64.

PSupt Joel De Mesa led the PNP in keeping its 6-0 lead with his 21-point finish with 4 rebounds.

“Salamat sa Dios, salamat sa pag-guide sa amin at saka yung effort talaga, team effort from the players and the coaching staff nagwo-work talaga, nag ge-gel kami,” PNP Responders Head Coach SPO2 Alfred Suarez said.

(Thanks be to God. Thank you for the guidance and for the team effort from the players and the coaching staff. It really works, we gel together.)

Senate attributed its second defeat to the absence of its ace players, Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara.

“Si Senator Joel [Villanueva] kasi may hamstring injury si Senator Sonny [Angara] naman yung tuhod nya medyo sumasakit. It bothered him sa mga previous game namin, so malaking kawalan,” Senate Sentinels Head Coach Mike Fermin said.

(Senator Joel has a hamstring injury while Senator Sonny was complaining of knee pains. It was bothering him in our previous games so it’s a big loss really.)

DOJ Justice Boosters, meanwhile, widens berth to playoffs after handing AFP Cavaliers its fourth consecutive loss, 77-69.

The recent defeat further obscures AFP’s chances of defending their title while DOJ needs to win two more games to survive the elimination rounds.

Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Nonilon Tagalicud lifted DOJ with 21 points, 11 rebounds and two assists.

“Medyo maganda nilaro namin sa defense. Siguro kailangan pa naming manalo next game,” DOJ Head Coach Noli Mejo said.

(We had good defense plays so we need to win in the next game.)

Ombudsman Graft Busters also gained more chances of qualifying to the final four after clobbering GSIS Thunder Furies, 62-42.

Ombudsman has bagged 4 wins with 1 loss while GSIS and AFP remain at the bottom of the standings. Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

THE SCORE:

GAME 1: Ombudsman defeats GSIS, 62-42

Quarter Scores: 11-6, 29-19, 35-27, 62-42

Ombudsman Graft Busters
Box Scores: 62
A. Sanchez 15, J. Espinal 13, Q. Laure 11, R. Sadsad 5, A. Almojuela 5, R. Rafael 4, A. Tamano 4, R. Casal 3, A. Atienza 2

GSIS Thunder Furies
Box Scores: 42
R. De Luna 21, L. Casio 6, J. Defeo 4, J. Andres 4, J. Jaro 3, R. Abarintos 2, P. Flores 2

GAME 2: DOJ defeat AFP, 77-69

Quarter Scores: 20-13, 35-41, 58-55, 77-69

DOJ Justice Boosters
Box Scores: 77
N. Tagalicud 21, J. Gaurano 12, J. Gernale 10, C. Guhit 10, R. Antero 8, R. Tomas 7, C. Garvida 5, A. Suarez 4

AFP Cavaliers
Box Scores: 69
O. Vesliño 17, J. Paulo 17, N. Mendez 14, G. Del Rosario 11, K. Grajo 6, V. Bayani 2, A. Divinagracia 2

GAME 3: PNP defeat Senate, 86-64

Quarter Scores: 23-23, 44-37, 66-53, 86-64

PNP Responders
Box Scores: 86
J. De Mesa 21, V. Rivera 15, P. Philipps 15, I. Dalogdog 10, J. Alejandro 9, E. Gonzales 5, R. Cejas 4, P. Limbauan 4, I. Dickson 3

Senate Sentinels
Box Scores: 64
R. Endaya 15, U. Garces 15, J. Flaminiano 14, W. Tan 9, S. Dela Cruz 8, R. Sison 2

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AFP in ‘do or die’ game vs DOJ at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Brigadier General Gener Del Rosario (#16) prepares to breach the defense Atty. Homer Alinsug during the game between the Senate Sentinels and AFP Cavaliers on May 27, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the#UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff.

 

Games on Sunday, June 17

2pm: GSIS vs Ombudsman
3:30pm: DOJ vs AFP
5pm: Senate vs PNP

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

 

It’s a do or die game for the off season defending champion AFP Cavaliers against the DOJ Justice Boosters on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.

The AFP needs to fight harder to secure a spot in the eliminations and advance to the playoffs to defend their title.

The Cavaliers are yet to enter the win column after absorbing successive defeats in their last three games.

The Ombudsman Graft Busters, meanwhile, remains in high spirits after tallying their third win.

But they seek to protect their fourth spot to press on to the playoffs by routing GSIS Thunder Furies on Sunday’s first game at 2 p.m.

Ombudsman head coach Ricky Alcantara said they already ramped up their practices by joining exhibition games in some high school basketball team.

“There’s a saying na palaging may una, baka sa amin pa makuha yung unang panalo kaya paghahandaan namin nang husto,” Coach Alcantara said.

(There’s a saying: there’s always a first time. The GSIS might get their first win through us, [we don’t want that to happen] that’s why we are preparing hard for this battle.)

Senate Sentinels, on the other hand, promise to bounce back from their stinging defeat against Ombudsman last week.

The Senate cagers are looking to end PNP Responders’ winning streak in the main game on Sunday at five pm.

“Against PNP, kailangan namin kung ano yung nagpanalo sa amin doon sa tatlo, triplehin naming yung ginawa namin para manalo kami,” Coach Mike Fermin said.

(In this battle with PNP, we need to triple our efforts to win against them.) — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

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