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PNP downs GSIS; maintains lead at UNTV Cup Executive Face Off

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

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


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AFP defeats ex-champs Senate at UNTV Cup elimination

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Best Player of the Game Jerry Lumongsod put up 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals together with co-awardee Darwin Cordero’s 20 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal to lead the AFP in beating the former champion Senate Defenders on November 8, 2018 at the closing of the 1st round elimination of the League of Public Servants, UNTV Cup. (Frederick Alvior / Photoville International)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Two-time champion AFP Cavaliers prolonged their winning streak to five after downing the Senate Defenders at the end of the first-round eliminations of UNTV Cup Season 7 last Thursday.

The AFP banked on its tight defense plays to rout the season six champion by maintaining a five to nine-point advantage and controlling all game quarters.

The Cavaliers leaned on its cagers, Darwin Cordero and Jerry Lumongsod, who gave a total of 37 points after bucketing four three-point shots each in the last quarter. Cordero and Lumongsod were hailed as the best players of the game.

With five victories and zero defeats, the AFP still tops Group-A while Senate’s 3-2 win-loss record puts them in the third spot.

The Malacañang -PSC Kamao, meanwhile has stolen Group-B’s lead from the DA Food Masters after the latter received a beating in their match, 75-63.

Best players of the game, Visnu Das Javier and Eric Dela Cuesta led the Malacañang to victory with their combined 35-point finish.

The Ombudsman Graft Busters, on the other hand, bowed out of the charity league after their stinging loss against the NHA Builders, 94-57.

Jose Adolfo earned the best player of the game title after bucketing 17 points.

The NHA has now settled in the second Group-B ranking from the third place following its latest win. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue


GAME 1: NHA defeats Ombudsman, 94-57.
Quarter Scores: 22-9, 45-29, 65-49, 94-57
NHA Builders
Box Scores: 94
A. Adolfo 17, J. Dizon 13, C. Torrente 12, J. Alastoy 8, W. Tibay 8, A. Lustestica 7, R. Tibay 7, J. Prado 7, M. Mercado 5, S. Crisostomo 5, J. Mahamud 4, M. Dizon 1
Ombudsman Graft Busters
Box Scores: 57
F. Palacio 18, A. Sanchez 10, E. Ojerio 9, R. Lumague 8, X. Malones 5, W. Romero 5, A. Lazo 2
Best Players of the Game: Adofo Jose Adolfo (17 points, 1 rebound)
GAME 2: Malacañang-PSC defeats Agriculture, 75-63.
Quarter Scores: 14-15, 30-35, 45-57, 75-63
Malacañang-PSC Kamao
Box Scores: 75
E. Dela Cuesta 22, V. Javier 13, M. Antonio 10, J. Jimenez 9, I. Garrido 9, J. Besa 4, A. Catipon 4, G. Gadong 2, R. Abalos 2
Department of Agriculture Food Masters
Box Scores: 63
E. Oreta 23, S. Silva 15, C. Dematera 14, M. Manigo 5, H. Fernandez 3, J. Comerciase 2, B. Mastelero 1
Best Players of the Game: Visnu Das Javier (13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks) and Eric Dela Cuesta (22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals )
GAME 3: AFP defeats Senate, 76-70
Quarter Scores: 22-17, 35-29, 59-50, 76-70
AFP Cavaliers
Box Scores: 76
D. Cordero 20, J. Lumongsod 17, J. Quiambao 14, B. Bautista 10, E. Rosopa 9, W. Sergio 3, W. Casulla 2, R. Pascual 1
Senate Defenders
Box Scores: 70
J. Mangaran 15, R. Balboa 15, G. Sevilla 13, J. Sanders 8, M. Omega 6, R. Malaga 4, E. Villanueva 3, M. Legaspi 2, S. Marata 2, H. Ng 2
Best Players of the Game: Darwin Cordero (20 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steals) and Jerry Lumongsod (17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals )

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DOJ bags first victory at UNTV Cup Season 7

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2018

DOJ’s #22 Lyncir Paolo Lagunzad and #17 Jose Marie Villegas applying pressure defense on GSIS’ #31 Franklin Dorato. Jose Marie Villegas (15 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals and 6 blocks) and Paul Lagunzad (11 pts and 1 stl) received the Best Players of the Game honors after securing the win for the Justice Boosters in the 4th quarter in both departments, offensively and defensively. (Madz Milana / Photoville International)


Games on Wednesday, October 3

(Telecast on Sunday, October 7)

2PM – PhilHealth vs Ombudsman
3:30PM – Agriculture vs NHA
5PM – PNP vs AFP

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center


It was a slow start for the GSIS Furies as their main gunners are not on the floor, Rene Boy Banzali and James Abugan.

DOJ Justice Boosters, led by Justine Lopez, controlled the first 6 minutes of the game.

But when GSIS scored combo when Banzali and Abugan stepped in, the flow of the game changed.

From 12-5 lead of DOJ until 2:15, the lead was cut to 1, 12-11 at 1:35, after as six-point run from Banzali and Abugan.

The first quarter ended with 15-13, still in favor of DOJ.

The second quarter was a drought for both teams with a low scoring percentage. DOJ shot 5/19 (26%) while GSIS with 2/10 (20%).

Remel De Viterbo led the DOJ with 5 points in this quarter together with Christian Cruz’ 4 points.

While Banzali, Abugan and Ilano contributed 3 points each.

It’s 29-24 at the half with DOJ on the lead.

The 3rd quarter was a roller-coaster ride.

With a 9-0 run GSIS took the lead by 1 point, 33-32, after a fastbreak from playing coach Rene Boy Banzali at 6:18.

With a 14-0 run at 5:07, a connected 3-point shot by Kenneth Ilano, blew the lead to 6, 38-32.

And GSIS further piled the lead as much as 10 points but with 12-3 run, DOJ fought back ending the 3rd quarter with just a lead by the GSIS, 48-47.

In the final period, DOJ Justice Boosters emerged as the better team shooting 55% in the field compared to a poor 29% FG production of the GSIS Furies.

Paul Lagunzad and Jose Marie Villegas led the DOJ in scoring with 7 points each while Kenneth Ilano carried GSIS with 9 points.

This 7-point edge of DOJ Justice Boosters in the 4th quarter scoring 24-17 against the GSIS Furies was enough to attain victory with the final score 71-65.

Jose Marie Villegas (15 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals and 6 blocks) and Paul Lagunzad (11 pts and 1 stl) received the Best Players of the Game honors after securing the win for the Justice Boosters in the 4th quarter in both departments, offensively and defensively.

DOJ gets their first win of the season while GSIS gets their 2nd loss.

In the other games, Department of Agriculture Food Masters defeated the Ombudsman Graft Busters, 85-67.

Sherwin Silva (15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 1 block) and Henry Fernandez (23 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist) bagged the Best Player of the Game award.

While the Malacañang-PSC Kamao stunned the Judiciary Magis in a championship-caliber game, 74-70.

Eric Dela Cuesta who produced 20 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals received the best player honor. — UNTV New Media

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NHA shocks Judiciary at UNTV Cup 7 premiere

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

NHA Builders’ Jessie Alastoy (#16) and Marvin Mercado (#22) not willing to give Judiciary Magis’ main gunner Chester Tolomia (#29) an easy shot. (Marlon Bonajos / Photoville International)

UNTV Cup Season 6 4th placer NHA Builders proved they are among the teams-to-beat after routing two-time champion Judiciary Magis, 73-68, in the charity tournament that is offering P4-million to the winning team’s chosen charity.

The NHA needed a decisive run mid-way through the payoff period to surprise the Judiciary in their match at the Pasig City Sports Center on Sunday.

The heroic moves of Marvin Mercado and Alvin Vitug led the Builders to beat the Magis by bucketing 22 and 18 points, respectively.

NHA Builders’ Head Coach Silverio “Benett” Palad said, “Noong third quarter nakita nila hindi sila pwedeng mag-kanya kanya. So they worked as a team, they worked as a family.”

“Sa darating namin na ensayo mag-ha-hard practice pa rin kami, saka yung depensa rin medyo nawala rin noong bandang huli,” Judiciary Magis coach Joey Yabut said.

The AFP cavaliers, meanwhile, drew 26 points from former Letran star Boyet Bautista and waylaid the DOJ Justice Boosters, 109-87.

The AFP’s win put the Cavaliers in the same level with opening-day winner and defending champion Senate Defenders.

“Hopefully, magtuloy-tuloy ngayon. Nadagdagan kami ng dalawang players, isang malaki saka isang medyo maliit. Basically, medyo bumata kami ngayon siguro makakasabay kami nang maayos ngayon,” AFP Cavaliers Head Coach Corporal Cornelio “Sonny” Manucat III said.

Malacañang-PSC Kamao, meanwhile, dumped the Ombudsman Graft Busters, 101-72, despite the 25-points bucketed by the latter’s reinforcement player, Luis Palaganas Jr.

Eric dela Cuesta was hailed as the Best Player of the Game with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals.

Malacañang-PSC Kamao Head Coach Raffy Gonzales said, “Sinabi ko naman sa players ko napaka-importante ng bawat game ngayon sa atin. Sana magtuloy-tuloy, siyempre nag-reready rin kami. One game at a time lang kami.”

“Kailangan lang namin talaga i-solid yung depensa namin, saka yung mga lokal namin kailangang mag-step up… saka si Bernzon Franco hindi sya 100 percent kaya walang katulong si [ Luis ] Palaganas,” Ombudsman Graft Busters Coach Ricky Alcantara said.  —  Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue.



GAME 1: AFP Cavaliers defeats DOJ Justice Boosters, 109-87.

Quarter Scores: 32-16, 54-34, 78-52, 109-87

AFP Cavaliers
Box Scores: 109
B. Bautista 26, J. Lumongsod 16, W. Casulla 15, D. Cordero 14, R. Almerol 7, J. Quiambao 6, P. Fernadez 6, V. Evidor 5, A. Zuñiga 4, M. Mendoza 4, E. Rosopa 2, R. Pascual 2, R. Araneta 2
DOJ Justice Boosters
Box Scores: 87
E. Mabazza 19, J. Lopez 18, C. De Lucas 8, J. Villegas 8, L. Lagunzad 7, D. Rayos 7, R. De Viterbo 6, M. Moises 5, A. Vitero 4, C. Borile 3, I. Cabrido 2


GAME 2: Malacañang-PSC Kamao defeats Ombudsman Graft Busters, 101-72.

Quarter Scores: 28-15, 56-32, 80-52, 101-72

Malacañang-PSC Kamao
Box Scores: 101
E. Dela Cuesta 14, V. Javier 14, N. Javier 11, J. Javier 11, I. Garrido 10, J. Besa 10, M. Ignario 9, J. Magadia 8, A. Catipon 5, M. Antonio 4, G. Gadong 3, R. Abalos 2

Ombudsman Graft Busters
Box Scores: 72
L. Palaganas 25, R. Lumague 10, B. Franco 10, E. Escudero 6, W. Romero 4, E. Elmido 3, F. Palacio 3, F. Baldonado 3, A. Sanchez 2, C. Lasam 2, M. Veloso 2, E. Ojerio 2

GAME 3: NHA Builders defeat Judiciary Magis, 73-68.

Quarter Scores: 20-22, 34-34, 50-45, 73-68

NHA Builders
Box Scores: 73
M. Mercado 22, A. Vitug 18, W. Tibay 10, A. Lustestica 8, J. Alastoy 8, A. Adolfo 3, S. Crisostomo 2, J. Dizon 2

Judiciary Magis
Box Scores: 68
C. Tolomia 27, W. Ybañez 15, F. Salamat 6, V. Puno 5, E. Mustre 4, R. Malinao 4, J. Rabino 4, J. Serrano 2, R. Chua 1

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