by UNTV News | Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Best Players of the Game Vicente Evidor AFP #19 produced a total of 24 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal to go with co-awardee Boyet Bautista’s 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. (Charles Ember Paña / Photoville International)
Two-time champion AFP Cavaliers maintains its pristine record after routing the GSIS Furies, 93-87, in a match held on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Best Players of the Game, Vicente Evidor and Boyet Bautista, led the AFP with their combined scores of 40 points and 9 rebounds.
This fourth victory earns the AFP a ticket to the second-round eliminations while the GSIS Furies bid farewell to this season after failing to win any of their games.
“Hopefully, magtuloy tuloy. It’s a long way to go. Syempre, hindi pa kailangang mag-relax,” AFP Cavaliers Coach CPL Cornelio “Sonny” Manucat said.
(Hopefully, our winning streak will continue. It’s a long way to go. Of course, we should not relax yet.)
The AFP is set to face the Season 6 champion Senate Defenders in a match on November 8, Thursday.
Two-time champion Judiciary Magis, meanwhile, finally barged into the win column after clobbering the Ombudsman Graft Busters, 104-65.
Richard Litonjua and Edu Mustre’s combined 24 points led the Judiciary to victory which has now climbed up in the rankings with one win and three losses.
“Itong huling ensayo namin, hard practice na kami, more on defense na kami dahil yun ang nagiging problema,” Judiciary Magis head coach said.
(Our last practice was a hard one, we practiced more on defense because that’s where we are lacking.)
The Judiciary is set to battle with PhilHealth Plus, who keeps two-two win-loss record, in a knockout game on Sunday.
The Ombudsman meanwhile will collide with the NHA Builders in a non-bearing game on November 8.
The rookie team PITC Global Traders also gained a bigger chance to advance to this season’s second round eliminations after defeating DOJ Boosters, 74-60.
Rod Vasaloo and Haddi Porto earned the Best Players of the Game title after bucketing 22 and 15 points, respectively.
“Kaya masaya kaming lahat dahil alam namin na this game is very important to the team. We promised Boss Dave [ Alamarinez] na pag-uwi nya may lalaruan pa sya na liga. So eto nag trabaho naman lahat,” PITC coach Victor Ycasiano said.
(We are happy because we know how important this game is. We promised Boss Dave Almarinez that when he returns he still has a league to play in. So, everyone worked hard for it.)
Meanwhile, DOJ Justice Boosters Coach Reynaldo Tomas Jr. said, “Back breaker talaga yung dalawang tres ng (PITC) imbes na apat na lang yung lamang nila naging sampu agad, eh. So kahit papaano nakakabawas ng moral yun…kaya hindi na namin kinaya noong huli.”
(The 2 consecutive three-pointers of PITC were back breakers. Instead of catching up only 4 points, it ballooned to 10 points. It was quite demoralizing; we failed to recover.) — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue
PNP’s Tower of Power. Police Superintendent Voltaire Rivera (#11) provided 15 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks to combine to Joel De Mesa’s 21 pts, Philip Phillips’ 15 points in leading the PNP Responders victory against the Senate Sentinals on June 17, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. PNP Responders now holds a 6-0 flawless record at the top spot. (Fred Alvior / Photoville International)
PNP Responders’ eyes are firmly on the prize this off season as it continues to bulldoze its way to the playoffs after routing Senate Sentinels at Sunday’s main game, 86-64.
PSupt Joel De Mesa led the PNP in keeping its 6-0 lead with his 21-point finish with 4 rebounds.
“Salamat sa Dios, salamat sa pag-guide sa amin at saka yung effort talaga, team effort from the players and the coaching staff nagwo-work talaga, nag ge-gel kami,” PNP Responders Head Coach SPO2 Alfred Suarez said.
(Thanks be to God. Thank you for the guidance and for the team effort from the players and the coaching staff. It really works, we gel together.)
Senate attributed its second defeat to the absence of its ace players, Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara.
“Si Senator Joel [Villanueva] kasi may hamstring injury si Senator Sonny [Angara] naman yung tuhod nya medyo sumasakit. It bothered him sa mga previous game namin, so malaking kawalan,” Senate Sentinels Head Coach Mike Fermin said.
(Senator Joel has a hamstring injury while Senator Sonny was complaining of knee pains. It was bothering him in our previous games so it’s a big loss really.)
DOJ Justice Boosters, meanwhile, widens berth to playoffs after handing AFP Cavaliers its fourth consecutive loss, 77-69.
The recent defeat further obscures AFP’s chances of defending their title while DOJ needs to win two more games to survive the elimination rounds.
Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Nonilon Tagalicud lifted DOJ with 21 points, 11 rebounds and two assists.
“Medyo maganda nilaro namin sa defense. Siguro kailangan pa naming manalo next game,” DOJ Head Coach Noli Mejo said.
(We had good defense plays so we need to win in the next game.)
Ombudsman Graft Busters also gained more chances of qualifying to the final four after clobbering GSIS Thunder Furies, 62-42.
Ombudsman has bagged 4 wins with 1 loss while GSIS and AFP remain at the bottom of the standings. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue
GAME 1: Ombudsman defeats GSIS, 62-42
Quarter Scores: 11-6, 29-19, 35-27, 62-42
Ombudsman Graft Busters Box Scores: 62 A. Sanchez 15, J. Espinal 13, Q. Laure 11, R. Sadsad 5, A. Almojuela 5, R. Rafael 4, A. Tamano 4, R. Casal 3, A. Atienza 2
GSIS Thunder Furies Box Scores: 42 R. De Luna 21, L. Casio 6, J. Defeo 4, J. Andres 4, J. Jaro 3, R. Abarintos 2, P. Flores 2
GAME 2: DOJ defeat AFP, 77-69
Quarter Scores: 20-13, 35-41, 58-55, 77-69
DOJ Justice Boosters Box Scores: 77 N. Tagalicud 21, J. Gaurano 12, J. Gernale 10, C. Guhit 10, R. Antero 8, R. Tomas 7, C. Garvida 5, A. Suarez 4
AFP Cavaliers Box Scores: 69 O. Vesliño 17, J. Paulo 17, N. Mendez 14, G. Del Rosario 11, K. Grajo 6, V. Bayani 2, A. Divinagracia 2
GAME 3: PNP defeat Senate, 86-64
Quarter Scores: 23-23, 44-37, 66-53, 86-64
PNP Responders Box Scores: 86 J. De Mesa 21, V. Rivera 15, P. Philipps 15, I. Dalogdog 10, J. Alejandro 9, E. Gonzales 5, R. Cejas 4, P. Limbauan 4, I. Dickson 3
Senate Sentinels Box Scores: 64 R. Endaya 15, U. Garces 15, J. Flaminiano 14, W. Tan 9, S. Dela Cruz 8, R. Sison 2
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