by UNTV News | Posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017
Judiciary Magis’ Vincent John Puno (#10) and Don Camaso (#4) tries to block the shot of NHA Builders’ Jessie Alastoy (#33) during the elimination round of UNTV Cup Season 6 on October 8, 2017 at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Rommel Flores / Photoville International)
MANILA, Philippines — For the first time since they joined the UNTV Cup, the NHA Builders defeated the two-time champion Judiciary Magis last Sunday with the final score 95-87.
This is why the Builders are so happy.
Coach Bennet Palad said, “Actually, sabi ko hindi tayo mananalo kung kanya-kanya. Kasi kung kanya-kanya tayo, ma-open tayo, mag e-errors. Ngayon sabi ko magtulungan lalo na yung Tolomia , yung Camaso. So kung hindi mo tao yun at libre kailangan mo puntahan yun. So it’s more team effort kami ngayon at yung puso nila ngayon hindi sila bumigay.”
(Actually, I told them that we cannot win if we don’t work together. We will be open to errors if the players don’t play as a team. I told them, we must help in guarding them, especially, Chester Tolomia and Don Camaso. Even if they are not assigned to you, you should also help in containing them. Now, it’s more of team effort and their hearts didn’t falter.)
Meanwhile Coach Joey Yabut of Judiciary Magis expressed, “Unang una naging problema namin yung depensa, yung tao-tao kasi nakakalusot sila. Saka yung transition offense nila, doon kami medyo nahirapan sa kanila, yung takbuhan.”
(Firstly, we had problems with our defense. Our man-to-man defense was not that effective. Their transition offense really punished us.)
In the beginning of the battle, the Magis dropped three consecutive three-pointers from Warrane Ybanez, Don Camaso and Chester Tolomia for them to be ahead in the first quarter 23-20.
But the NHA Builders did not back down, they quickly took the lead early in the second quarter, 28-25. And they managed to maintain the momentum to their favor until the end of the 2nd period, 46-38.
NHA’s lead reached 14 points but Judiciary was able to narrow down the gap to 6 points.
In the last period, the Magis had a 7-0 run to take the lead of the game, 69-68.
They even held the lead until 74-71, after a three-point shot from Chester Tolomia.
But NHA was quick to recover. Former MVP Antonio Lustestica Jr. responded with three consecutive field goals from the rainbow country.
Then on, the Builders controlled the momentum for the rest of the game.
Lustestica (25pts) and John Derrick Dizon (18pts) were both hailed as the best player of the game.
While Chester Tolomia (25pts), W. Ybanez (17pts), C. Camaso (16pts) led the Judiciary Magis.
Earlier in the tripleheader, Malacanan-PSC Kamao listed their 2nd win of the season by defeating the DOJ Justice Boosters, 91-75.
In the other game, Senate Defenders claimed their first win after giving the BFP Firefighters their 2nd loss in the final score, 88-81. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV New & Rescue
Game 1: Malacañang-PSC Kamao (91) — E. Dela Cuesta 20, I. Garrido 16, N. Javier 13, G. Gadong 9, J. Besa 9, V. Javier 8, J. Jimenez 8, R. Abalos 6, J. Magadia 2
DOJ Justice Boosters (75) — E. Mabazza 24, J. Lopez 15, P. Butel 11, P. Reguera 10, C. Borile 4, M. San Juan 4, C. Tagle 3, A. Vitero 2, J. Polican 2
Game 2: NHA Builders (95) — A. Vitug 24, A. Lustestica 22, J. Dizon 18, C. Santos 11, M. Mercado 10, W. Tibay 7, J. Alastoy 3
Judiciary Magis (87) — C. Tolomia 25, W. Ybanez 17, C. Camaso 16, J. Rabino 8, F. Salamat 7, R. Chua 6, J. Norbe 4, V. Puno 2, R. Paras 2
Game 3: Senate Defenders (88) — M. Legaspi 23, J. Mangaran 15, J. Sanders 12, M. Omega 8, H. Ng 8, S. Marata 7, R. Malaga 6, R. Balboa 4, C. Andaya 3, R. Golding 2
BFP Firefighters (81) — G. Malabanan 22, R. Wainwright 13, J. Jayona 12, K. Amores 10, J. Egea 8, R. Sibal 6, R. Namia 6, R. Molina 2, D. Macato 2
Games SundayGame 1: 2:00pm — Malacañang vs. DOJGame 2: 3:30pm — NHA vs. JudiciaryGame 3: 5:00pm — BFP vs. SenateVenue: Pasig City Sports Center
Despite suffering a loss against PNP Responders in this season’s opening game, the BFP Firefighters is ready to prove it is a team to beat in the league of public servants.
“Kailangan naming ipakita na we are really a strong team. Dadagdagan pa namin ang mga effort namin. At siyempre lack of conditioning pa kami, medyo kaunting conditioning pa kami para maka-cope up kami sa mga kalaban namin. Unang target namin is makapasok kami sa Final 4,” BFP coach said.
(We need to show that we are really a strong team. We need to increase our efforts. We are still lacking in conditioning so we need to be conditioned more to be able to cope with our opponents. Our first target is to make it to the Final 4.)
The camp of playing coach Gilbert Malabanan will use its firepower which includes Fil-Am ex-pro player Robert Wainwright (who is making his debut this season), seasoned big man fire trainee Kurt Amores and point guard Fire Officer 1 Julius Jayona.
The Firefighters will display intensified action against the Senate Defenders led by Senators Sonny Angara, Joel Villanueva, Bam Aquino and Manny Pacquiao.
The Defenders’ shooters also include Deputy Secretary for Administration Commission on Appointments Joey Flaminiano and Director General Ronald Golding.
The Senate team, managed by Senator Ralph Recto, now has on its side Jeffry Sanders, who is expected to pump up the team together with power player Marlon Legaspi.
Watch the Firefighters-Defenders UNTV Cup battle live on Sunday, 5:00 in the afternoon emanating from Pasig City Sports Center with live streaming via untvweb.com. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017
Rene Boy Banzali’s 37-point production was not enough to lead the GSIS to victory against the two-time champion AFP Cavaliers last Sunday, September 24, 2017. (Frederick Alvior / Photoville International)
PASIG CITY, Philippines — UNTV Cup’s two-time champion teams, AFP Cavaliers and Judiciary Magis, proved their caliber on Sunday’s double-header at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Season 4 finals Most Valuable Player Boyet Bautista and Rookie Romeo Almerol led the AFP Cavaliers to win against the GSIS Furies.
The soldiers dominated quarters one to four to mark a 103-95 win.
For Coach Sonny Manucat, preparation with goal setting is everything.
“Talagang nag-prepare kami. Sabi ko, first impression for the other teams na champion team tayo. Saka we all agree na we’re on the same page again, na goal namin semifinals, then finals again,” Coach Manucat said.
(We really prepared for this. I told the boys, we need to makea first impression to other teams that we are a champion team. And we all agreed to be on the same page again, that our goal is to reach semifinals and then finals.)
On the GSIS side, Coach Myk Saguitguit admitted they came up against a big challenge, with only nine out of his 17 members able to play for the Furies.
“Maraming hindi nakapunta ngayong game na ito pero maganda ang nakita kong result even [though] we lost this game. Nakita ko mas maganda ang gelling nila ngayon compared to the last season,” Coach Saguiguit said.
(Many of our players were not able to come for this game but I saw a good result even though we lost this game. I saw that their gelling was better at this game compared to last season.)
Meanwhile, in the Judiciary-Ombudsman hard court battle, the Judiciary Magis toppled the Ombudsman Graft Busters with a 39-point advantage, 115-76.
Season 5 MVP Chester “The Elevator” Tolomia, who made 20 points and 6 rebounds and Julius Rabino who bucketed 19 points and grabbed two boards, were hailed as the best players of the game. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News and Rescue
Judiciary Magis (115) — C. Tolomia 20, J. Rabino 19, F. Salamat 15, V. Puno 10, J. Serrano 10, J. Norbe 10, C. Camaso 6, J. Montesa 5, J. Yabut 4, J. Marquez 3, R. Paras 3, C. Roma 3, W. Ybanez 2, H. Bergonio 2, M. Tomacruz 2, R. Chua 1
Ombudsman Graft Busters (76) — E. Escudero 13, F. Baldonado 11, N. Alvarez 9, C. Lasam 9, A. Lazo 8, F. Palacio 8, Q. Laure 6, R. Lumague 5, E. Elmido 4, A. Sanchez 2, W. Romero 1,
Quarter Scores: 29-18, 57-36,78-54, 115-76
AFP Cavaliers (115) — B. Bautista 23, R. Almerol 19, J. Quiambao 12, W. Casulla 12, J. Lumongsod 11, A. Zuniga 6, W. Sergio 6, P. Fernandez 5, E. Tan 2,
GSIS Furies (95) — R. Banzali 37, J. Abugan 23, M. Nuyana 16, D. Bunyi 7, A. Cuevas 5, F. Dorato 4, J. Garcia 3, P. Dela Cuadra 0, T. Hernandez 0,
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