PNP downs GSIS; maintains lead at UNTV Cup Executive Face Off
UNTV News • June 6, 2018 • 5057
PSupt. Voltair Rivera tries to block the shot of his GSIS opponent. (Fred Alvior / Photoville International)
Team PNP Responders maintained their lead in the ongoing UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Face Off eliminations after strafing down GSIS Thunder Furies, 98-50 on Sunday.
Though GSIS claimed a three-point lead in the first quarter, PNP retaliated with 26 to zero run in the second quarter paralyzing GSIS cagers until the final buzzer sounded.
But despite suffering loss, Thunder Furies remained in high spirits because the players showed great improvement compared to their debut game.
GSIS Head Coach Reneboy Banzali said, “Talagang minotivate ko sila, saka sa practice talagang binigay nila sa akin as headcoach magalit kong magalit na daw ako para sumunod sila. Kaya noong practice namin nitong linggo na ito talagang hinard ko sila tapos yung press break namin yun effective kaya maganda first quarter namin.”
(I really motivated them. Also during practice, they entrusted the helm to me as head coach and encouraged me to be more assertive so that they will follow what I say. So, during our practice this week, I really pushed them hard with the press break so it was effective. We had a good first quarter.)
PNP Responders Head Coach Alfred Suarez said, “Enjoy the game, don’t treat this game lightly. Kung ano yung nilalaro natin tuloy-tuloy lang. Isipin natin malakas ang GSIS kaya tuloy tuloy lang ang game.”
(Enjoy the game, don’t treat this game lightly, just maintain your plays and think of GSIS as a formidable force then continue with the game.)
PSupt Anthony Padua and PSupt Ieneo Dalogdog are the best players of the game after finishing combined 30 points.
Meanwhile, Atty. Armando Sanchez Jr. and Director Nikki Laure led the Ombudsman Graft Busters in clinching their second victory after narrowly clipping DOJ Justice Busters in the second game, 69-61.
Sanchez and Laure are the best players of the game after scoring 22 and 16 points, respectively.
Graft Busters attributed their win to its 11-man line up which is higher than their previous games.
Ombudsman Coach Ricky Alcantara said, “Yung depensa namin saka yung addition ni Rafael, malaking bagay dahil lumuwag yung Bigman ko. As well as si Laure nakapag-wing sya so malaking bagay… saka yung conditioning namin talaga… nasustain namin yung game. Saka pangalawa nakapagahinga kami dahil nga lumalim ang rotation ng player.”
“Our defense and with Rafael which is a great addition because it helped my big man as well as Laure was able to wing it and our conditioning also so we were able to sustain the game. Secondly, we were able to rest because of the rotation of players.”
DOJ Coach John Agbayani Jr said, “Kinapos lang kami sa depensa kanina, pero yung sa opensa naman namin medyo sumasabay naman.”
(We were not able to sustain our defense earlier but our offense tactics were okay.)
Judiciary Magis, meanwhile, tallied a 3-1 win loss record after blocking Malacañang-PSC Kamao from snagging the elusive victory in the main game, 81-41.
Joey Yabut and Judge Gerard Manuel Tomacruz are the best players of the game bucketing respective 19 and 14 points.
“Siyempre yung pagkatalo namin sa PNP nagising yung team. Yung huling ensayo namin panay hard practice, more on defense. Kasi tinalo kami sa noong PNP medyo lapsed yung defense namin.”
(Of course, our defeat against PNP was a wake up call for the team. In our last practice, it was a hard practice, more on defense. The PNP defeated us because of our defense lapses.)
Malacañang-PSC Kamao and GSIS Thunder Furies will both be facing elimination if they continue to remain at the bottom of the standings. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue
GAME 1: PNP defeats GSIS, 98-50
Quarter Scores:20-23,48-30,69-37, 98-50
PNP Responders Box Scores: 90 J. De Mesa 16, A. Padua 15, I. Dalogdalog 15, P. Philips 13, I. Dickson 13, V. Rivera 9, R. Dimaya 4, E. Gonzales 4, R. Sumalde 3, R. Cejas 2, J. Aguillon 2, P. Limbauan 2
GSIS Thunder Furies Box Scores: 50 R. De Luna 20, L. Casio 8, J. Jaro 5, R. Manuel 4, R. Defeo 3, R. Curiba 3, P. Flores 3, J. Pineda 2, R. Abarintos 2
GAME 2: Ombudsman defeats DOJ, 69-61
Quarter Scores: 18-9, 31-26, 44-40, 69-61
Ombudsman Graft Busters Box Scores: 69 A. Sanchez 22, Q. Laure 16, R. Sadsad 12, J. Espinal 10, A. Tamano 4, A. Almojuela 3, A. Atienza 2
DOJ Justice Boosters Box Scores: 61 R. Munsayac 18, C. Guhit 15, J. Gernale 12, D. Africa 4, R. Aguto 4, R. Tomas 4, V. Villena 2, J. Gaurano 1, C. Garvida 1
GAME 3: Judiciary defeats Malacañang-PSC, 81-41
Quarter Scores: 13-5, 41-13, 61-20, 81-41
Judiciary Magis Box Scores: 81 J. Yabut 19, M. Tomacruz 14, J. Marquez 12, W. Ramiterre 10, J. Montesa 8, I. Ramoso 5, J. Villanueva 5, R. Paras 2, R. Bacolor 2, D. Sevilla 2, M. Atleta 2
Malacañang-PSC Kamao Box Scores: 41 M. Buena 7, G. Belgica 6, S. Malbog 6, S. Rivera 5, N. Herico 4, I. Papera 4, A. Mitra 3
The two-time champion Judiciary Magis will move to UNTV Cup’s 2nd round of elimination after it defeated the season 5 champion PNP Responders in their do-or-die match last Sunday at Pasig City Spots Center, 78-72.
Former professional basketball player Warren Ybañez led the Magis with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
According to Warren, one of their secrets in winning this game is trust.
“Sinabi lang namin […] trust our team mates, magtiwala sa kakampi, dumipensa, mananalo kami sa game na ito,” BPG Warren Ybañez said.
While according to Coach Joey Yabut, their zone defense was effective that’s why their players were not exhausted.
“Ang ginawa namin conditioning noong Friday. Ang sabi ko lang sa kanila last game na natin ‘to kung di tayo mananalo, mas mahaba ang pahinga, siguro lahat ng lakas nila inilabas nila ngayon.”
For the PNP Responders, SPO3 Anton Tolentino Jr led the team with 21 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block with the support from 2-time MVP Olan Omiping with 17 points.
As for the fate of the whole PNP Responders team next season, Coach Eric Samson said he is leaving it up to the PNP management.
“As of now, mare-reflect namin yung mga pagkakamali especially this game di ba? So sa mga sumusuporta sa PNP Responders, keep supporting us, next year, babalik yung team na ito sigurado,” the head coach of PNP Responders said.
With this win, Judiciary Magis advances to the next stage of the competition while the PNP Responders bid farewell for the meantime together with GSIS Furies for Group B.
In the other games, PITC Global Traders will also proceed to the 2nd round elimination of UNTV Cup after beating the Ombudsman Graft Busters with final score of 87-70.
With this victory, PITC will join PhilHealth, Agriculture and AFP to the next phase of the tournament while the Ombudsman Graft Busters and SSS Kabalikat will go on early vacation in preparation for the next season in the league of public servants, UNTV Cup. — Bernard Dadis
Game 1: PITC def. Ombudsman , 87-70
PITC 87 – Taplah 26, Vasallo 17, Juan 12, Regalado 11, Martin 10, Lopez 8, Gecale 3
The DENR Warriors defeated the multi-season finalist Malacañang-PSC Kamao in the main game of UNTV Cup’s Sunday triple-header at Pasig City Sports Center.
With a final score of 80-77, the Warriors ended Kamao’s four-game winning streak.
The tandem of Ed Rivera (22 points, 8 rebounds) and Arturo Atablanco (5 points 4 rebounds and 7 assists) led DENR to victory.
While Desederio Asyon Jr listed 12 points and 10 rebound, Melvin Bangal gathered 17 points and Ralph Lansang contributed 14 points.
John Michael Jimenez’ 19 points, Jeffrey Punzalan’s 17 points and Eric Dela Cuesta’s 15 points all went down the drain.
The 13-0 run in the first 5 minutes of the first quarter was also substantial to Warriors’ victory.
“Lapses namin sa defense lalo na sa offense, nag-struggle kami noong first half, binigay namin laro ng DENR,” Malacañang-PSC Kamao Head Coach Raffy Gonzalez admitted.
While DENR Warriors Head Coach Atty. Norlito Eneran said, “Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga players kasi they responded well. Ang challenge ko sa kanila ibigay natin yung laban na ito para sa aming kasamahan na namatay in line of duty, yun ay si Rolando Corpuz. Nabaril siya dahil sa paggampan ng tungkulin.”
To date, DENR Warriors are leading the Group B with 4-0-win loss record while the Kamao slides down to 4-1.
In the other games, AFP Cavaliers is ruthlessly reigning over the Group A of UNTV Cup after defeating its last opponent, the Ombudsman Graft Busters, at the 1st round elimination with final score of 92-74.
With a 5-0-win loss record, the Cavaliers advances to the 2nd round eliminations.
Wilfred Casulla with 18 points was hailed as Best Player of the Game together with Jerry Lumongsod with 17 points.
“Hindi pa naman doon natatapos yung trabaho namin. So, we have to prepare sa second round,” CPL Cornelio Sonny Manucat III, AFP Cavaliers head coach, said.
Concurrently, the PhilHealth Plus moved to a better position in a bid to advance to the second-round elimination after defeating the rookie team SSS Kabalikat, 104-80.
PhilHealth Plus Head Coach Delio Aseron said, “Itong panalo na to idini-dedicate namin sa aming beneficiary PhilHealth Provident Fund.”
With a 2-3-win loss record, the health insurers are in the 4th place of Group A in the league of public servants while the Ombudsman Graft Busters are on the 5th place with 1-3 ranking.
At the games between PITC and Ombudsman on November 17, 2019, it is possible to have a multiple-team tie ranking.
Should PITC win, the Ombudsman will go on early vacation. On the other hand, if Ombudsman wins by more than a 15-point lead, they will advance to the 2nd round and PhilHealth will be dropped. Otherwise, the PhilHealth will take their seat going to the next level. — Bernard Dadis
Being unbeaten in Group B of the league of public servants, DENR Warriors and Malacañang-PSC Kamao will settle on Sunday (November 3) at 5:00 pm, which one will remain untainted.
Both teams showed solid offense and defense strategies to overpower their earlier opponents this first round ellimination of UNTV Cup.
It gives the fans a glimpse of their hardwork in their practices, unity and brotherhood on and off the court and their intense desire to give back to the community through their chosen charities.
The Kamao represents the children with cancer at Philippine Children’s Medical Center while the Warriors will fight for the slain individuals while protecting the environment through Environmental Heroes Foundation Inc. (EHFI).
The Malacañang-PSC Kamao will be led by Erik dela Cuesta, Javier brothers, Myk Jimenez, Ian Garrido and rookies Joseph Roque, Jeffrey Punzalan through the mentoring of Coach Raffy Gonzales.
Meanwhile, Atty. Norlito Eneran will coach the DENR squad bannered by Ralph Lansang, Desiderio Ayson, Ed Rivera and Arturo Atablanco, who all scored in double figures their previous game.
In the other games, PhilHealth Plus must win against SSS Kabalikat in the first game, 2 pm, of triple-header to get a better chance to advance to the next round of the league.
Also, the defending champion AFP Cavaliers will duel the GSIS Furies in the second game, 3:30 pm.
UNTV Cup triple-header Sunday will be aired live via its channel on TV, website and in social media.
The game venue, Pasig City Sports Center, is free admission.
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