UNTV Cup: PNP faces Malacañang in must- win game on Sunday

UNTV News   •   October 19, 2019   •   450

Facing elimination in the League of Public Servants, PO3 Anton Tolentino must-take charge to win the remaining 3 games of PNP Responders. 

Former UNTV Cup Season 5 champion PNP Responders must win against the multi-season finalist Malacañang-PSC Kamao on Sunday (October 20) at Pasig City Sports Center to keep their bid for the next round in the league of public servants.

As a winless team in Group B, the Responders share the bottom two spot with the GSIS Furies.

After the first-round elimination, only the top four from each group will advance to the next round. The lowest two teams in each bracket will go on vacation early.

Tough as it may seem, they cannot afford to lose their three remaining games. But what they will be facing are the unbeaten Malacañang-PSC which flashes solid offense and defense prowess in all of its 3 games, the GSIS Furies and the reinforced two-time champion Judiciary Magis.

The Responders will basically still rely on Ollan Omiping, Anton Tolentino with the support from Richard Villanueva and rookie Mariano Flormata Jr.

While the Raffy Gonzales-coached Malacañang-PSC Kamao will be led by Eric dela Cuesta, the Javier brothers, Visnu and Narayan, Myk Jimenez, Ian Garrido with solid supporting cast: Joseph Besa, Michael Ignario and rookies Joseph Roque, Jeff Punzalan.

The PNP- Malacañang-PSC bout will take place at 5:00 pm, Sunday.

An explosive 2nd game is also expected as the multi-season champion AFP Cavaliers will take on the revitalized Department of Agriculture Food Masters.

At the helm of the Food Masters team is PBA Legend Rodney Santos who takes pride of hard-fought victories in their first two encounters against PITC Global Traders and Ombudsman Graft Busters.

In the other games, rookie team SSS Kabalikat will take on sophomore UNTV Cup team PITC Global Traders at 2pm.

SSS Kabalikat, being win-less also, need to win all their remaining games to prevent early eviction.

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Team Standings

GROUP A
AFP Cavaliers 3-0
Agriculture Food Masters 2-0
Ombudsman Graftbusters 1-2
PITC Global Traders 1-2
PhilHealth Plus 1-2
SSS Kabalikat 0-2

GROUP B
Malacañan PSC Kamao 3-0
DENR Warriors 2-0
NHA Builders 2-1
Judiciary Magis 1-2
GSIS Furies 0-3
PNP Responders 0-2  

Judiciary advances to next round at UNTVCup

UNTV News   •   November 19, 2019

Best Player of the Game Warren Ybañez exhibited great leadership at the hardcourt by providing  12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.

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

THE SCORES

Game 1: PITC  def. Ombudsman , 87-70

Box Scores

PITC   87 – Taplah 26, Vasallo 17, Juan 12, Regalado 11, Martin 10, Lopez 8, Gecale 3

Ombudsman 70 – Ignacio 21, Franco 17, Sanchez 8, Del Rosario 7, Palacio 5, Casidsid 4, Ojerio 4, Lasam 4

Quarter Scores: 21-23, 45-39, 69-54, 87-70

PLAYERS OF GAME:
Aloysius Taplah – 26 PTS, 3 REB

Game 2: Judiciary def. PNP, 78-72

Box Scores

Judiciary 78 – Malinao 13, Serrano 12, Ybañez 12, Tolomia 12,  Salamat 10, Dela Cruz 9, Dionisio 6, Puno 4

PNP 72 – Tolentino 21, Omiping 17, Serrano 10, Cabrera 7, Elopre 3, Misola 5, Decema 2, Abaya 2

Quarter Scores: 19-16, 39-34, 55-51, 78-72

PLAYERS OF GAME:
Warren Ybañez  – 12 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST

Do or Die Sunday at UNTV Cup

UNTV News   •   November 15, 2019

Judiciary Magis Chester Tolomia tries to block the shot of Police Corporal Rollie Serrano during their match last season. JEPOY PASIG / PHOTOVILLE INTERNATIONAL

Two former champions will settle the dispute over who will advance to the next elimination round of UNTV Cup, the league of public servants.

On Sunday (November 17) at 4:30 PM at Pasig City Sports Center, the Judiciary Magis will face PNP Responders as both teams fight for dear life.

Having a slow start, both of them have a record of 1 win and 3 loss. Their final game at the first-round elimination will determine which team will take the remaining slot in Group B for the next stage of the competition or which will go on early vacation together with GSIS Furies.

PNP Responders head coach Eric Samson said, “Hopefully makapasok kami sa next round. Yung mga lapses namin doon namin kailangang tumutok. Ang dami naming lapses eh aral pa kami kung ano pa dapat naming aralin sa depensa at opensa namin sa hardcourt.”

Last season the PNP Responders finished 4th place while the Judiciary Magis finished 8th.

Meanwhile in the first game, it’s also a do-or-die situation between the PITC Global Traders and the Ombudsman Graft Busters as there will be a triple-tie with PhilHealth Plus.

Should PITC win, the Ombudsman will be eliminated together with SSS Kabalikat and the PhilHealth Plus will advance together with PITC Global Traders. But if the Graft Busters win by more than 15 points, the team will advance to the 2nd round together with PITC and the PhilHealth will be dropped together with SSS.  – Bernard Dadis

UNTV CUP: DENR snaps Malacañang-PSC’S winning streak

UNTV News   •   November 5, 2019

A key player to DENR’s victory against Malacañang – PSC Kamao is its playmaker Arturo Atablanco who provided energy, control, and stability on both offense and defense department.

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

THE SCORES

GAME 1:

PhilHealth 104 – Mazo 34, Aldave 21, Pacheco 16, Hernandez 11, Pedroso 8, Emata 8, Armojallas 4, Mbbagu 2

SSS 80 –  Quiambao 31,  Aguila 12, Trinidad 11, Packlibare 10, Sarmiento 8, Roman  6, Puno 2,

Quarter Scores: 15-20, 46-34, 71-53, 104-80

BEST PLAYER OF GAME:

Ian Mazo –  34 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST


GAME 2:

AFP 92 – Almerol 21, Casulla 18, Lumongsod 17, Bautista 17, Rosopa 10, Fernandez 5, Evidor 3, Tan 1

Ombudsman 74 –  Ignacio 22, Franco 14, Baldonado 12, Del Rosario 7, Lumague 7, Palacio 6, Sanchez 4, Buetipo 2

Quarter Scores: 13-20, 37-34, 67-55, 92-74

BEST PLAYER OF THE GAME:

Wilfred Casulla – 18 PTS, 8 REB,  1 STL, 1 BLK
Jerry Lumongsod – 17 PTS,  3 REB,  4 AST, 4 STL


GAME 3:

DENR  80 – Rivera 22, Bangal 17, Lansang 14, Ayson 12, Abanes 9, Atablanco 5, Parreno 1

Malacañang – PSC 77 – Jimenez 19, Punzalan 17, Dela Cuesta 15, Besa 9,  V. Javier  7, N. Javier 3, Garrido 3, Roque 2, Abalos 2  

Quarter Scores: 21-12, 35-27,  59- 45, 80-77

BEST PLAYER OF THE GAME:

Ed Rivera –  22 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL
Arturo Atablanco – 5 PTS,  4 REB,   7 AST,  1 STL

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