Malacañang-PSC’s never-say- die win vs Judiciary at UNTV Cup

UNTV News   •   September 24, 2019   •   433

Tough defense and patience were Malacanang-PSC Kamao’s keys to victory against the two-time champion Judiciary Magis.  

Malacañang-PSC Kamao clobbered the two-time champion Judiciary Magis in the final one minute and 30 seconds of the 4th quarter to launch a 13-0 run which tied the game at 57-57 score.  

A crucial steal was executed by Narayan Das Javier from Chester Tolomia which was later converted to a two-point field goal via an assist by Ian Garrido. With only one minute and 9 seconds left in the game, Malacañang took the lead, 59-57.  

The game ended at 64-60, team Kamao prevailed led by Eric dela Cuesta with 10 crucial points and Ian Garrido with 5 points in the last quarter.

Best Players of the Game are Dela Cuesta with a total of 17 points and Garrido with 9 points and 8 rebounds.

In the earlier part of the game, Malacañang-PSC Kamao had been leading by 4 points in the first quarter when Judiciary Magis took the 2nd and 3rd quarter with comfortable leads but was eventually taken over by Kamao in the last quarter, nullifying the 27 points of Chester Tolomia and 12 points of  Don Camaso.

Kamao Coach Raffy Gonzales said, “Ang sinabi ko tiyagain lang, huwag naming madaliin. We need to play defense, dahan dahan lang para makuha natin ang game na ito.”

(I told them, just be patient, don’t rush things, we need to play defense, we need to take it slow to get this game.)

Best Player of the Game Eric dela Cuesta said, “Ang sabi lang ni coach, hangga’t hindi mag buzzer yung final buzzer, laban lang kami ng laban. Tsinaga namin sa depensa, gumawa sya ng pressed. Sa awa ng Dios, nakuha namin.”

(Coach Raffy told us that until the final buzzer sounds, we just continue fighting. We played defense patiently. He made press plays. With God’s mercy, we won the game.)

While Judiciary Coach Joey Yabut said, “Naging lapse namin noon nag-trap sila eh.medyo nawala yung point guard namin. Nagkaroon ng maraming error kaya kami nahabol siguro sa susunod na game yun ang pag-aaralan namin. Maganda yung inilaro namin doon lang kami medyo nagka-problema.”

(Our lapse was when they played trap defense. Our point guard got disoriented. We made errors that’s why we got taken over. Maybe in the next game that’s what we our going to troubleshoot. We played well. We just had problems in some areas.)

Meanwhile, AFP Cavaliers listed its second win of the season after the victory against PhilHealth Plus, 91-80.

The Department of Agriculture Food Masters also booked a slot in the win column also with a never-say-die victory against Ombudsman Graft Busters, 78-73.


Agriculture 78 – H. Fernandez 26, E. Oreta 20, J. Saysayan 11, S. Silva 8, M. Manigo 6, M. Lim 4, B. Mastelero 2, J. Comerciase 1

Ombudsman 73 – S. Ignacio 28, B. Franco 23, E. Del Rosario 11, F. Palacio 8, I. Mateo 2, E. Elmido 1

Quarter Scores: 12-20, 34-40, 59-49, 78-73

AFP 91 – W. Casulla 15, J. Quiambao 13, D. Cordero 12, J. Lumongsod 10, E. Rosopa 9, R. Pascual 6, R. Araneta 5, P. Fernandez 4, M. Mendoza 4, W. Sergio 3, R. Almerol 3, A. Zuniga 2, V. Evidor 2, E. Tan 2

PhilHealth 80 – J. Aldave 25, K. Emata 17, R. Hernandez 12, I. Mazo 12, E. Pacheco 11, J. Hierro 3

Quarter Scores: 27-11, 46-35, 69-56, 91-80

Malacañang-PSC 64 – E. Dela Cuesta 17, I. Garrido 9,  M. Antonio 8, J. Besa 7, J. Roque 6, J. Jimenez 6,  G. Gadong 5, V. Javier 3, N. Javier 3

Judiciary 60 – C. Tolomia 27, C. Camaso 12, R. Litonjua 8, C. Dela Cruz 6, J. Serrano 3, V. Puno 2, F. Salamat 2

Quarter Scores:  14-10, 21-31, 41-51, 64-60


Sept. 29, 2019
Pasig City Sports Center

Game 1: 2:00 pm

Game 2: 3:30 pm
PITC vs PhilHeath

Game 3: 5:00 pm
NHA vs. Malacañang-PSC


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