GSIS Furies’ Dennis Bunyi (#3) tries to evade the defense set by COA’s Raymond Villanueva (#8) and Arnold Gamboa (#22) during their game on November 5, 2017 at the Pasig City Sports Center. (CHARLIE MIÑON / PHOTOVILLE INTERNATIONAL)
The Furies claimed its first win in the season after toppling the COA Enablers 105–83 on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Arena.
The GSIS now has one game won and two games lost, while the Enablers has a 0-4 win-loss standing.
The Furies was led by Rene Boy Banzali who was hailed as the best player of the game.
In the Kamao-Food Masters faceoff: The Malacañang-PSC Kamao retains a clean slate after beating the DA Food Masters 91–78.
The Food Masters dominated the second and third quarters, but the Kamao intensified its offense in the last quarter and snatched the lead until the final buzzer of the game went off.
Kamao head coach Louie Gonzales admits a slow start had prevented them from controlling the game.
“Kailangan ko ma-address ang problemang iyan – ang slow start. I told them na, ‘Guys, remember finalist tayo last year tapos wala pa tayo talo this season. Sigurado ko, ang kalaban natin pag-apak pa lang sa court na iyan sobra ang respeto sa atin niyan. Now, kung hindi natin rerespetuhin iyan, ganyan lagi mangyayari. Magugulat tayo na malalamangan na lang tayo bigla… swerte pa kami sa ngayon dahil every time we decided to play, buti nakakalusot kami,” said Gonzales.
(I need to address that problem — slow start. I told them, “Guys, remember that we are a finalist last season. I am sure our opponent has so much respect for us. Now, if we will not regard that respect, it will always happen [slow start]. We will just be shocked by their big lead. We are quite lucky that everytime we decide to really play well, we win.)
On the other hand, Food Masters Coach Zaldy Realubit believes that his players should intensify their endurance, individually and collectively.
“Hindi ko alam kung ubos na kami, pagod na kami. Hindi na namin nagawa ang dapat namin gawin sa fourth quarter. So tingin ko more practice pa kami.”
(I don’t know if we’re just wasted and tired. We just couldn’t do what we need to do in the fourth quarter. So, I think we need to practice more.)
And in the Responders-Defenders battle: The PNP side suffered its first loss from the Senate Defenders last night.
Harley Ng and Jeffrey Sanders were hailed as the best players of the game after displaying superb performance to lead the Defenders to a 68–56 win.
Senate Defenders head coach Mike Fermin said, “Almost two weeks break kami for this game. So with that two-weeks break, siguro nakatatlo o apat na ensayo kami diyan. Pinagpreparahan talaga namin ito. So we worked on our offensive sets kasi ang depensa meron naman. Pero ang offensive sets namin, nagkakaroon kami ng problema — walang identity — nagkakanya-kanya kung minsan. So nag-devote kami ng much time doon.”
(We almost had two weeks break for this game. So with that two-week break, we had 3 or 4 practice sessions. We really prepared hard for this match with PNP. We worked hard on our offense; our defense is already okay. In our offensive sets, we had a problem — no identity — we play by ourselves sometimes. So we devoted much time to polish our offense.)
Meanwhile, PNP Coach Eric Samson considers practicing more to gear up for future games.
“One game at a time naman kami lagi nagpe-prepare. Against this, magiging isang way ito para mag-aral ulit kami kung ano gagawin sa game against the AFP kung sakali,” Coach Samson said.
(We always prepare one game at a time. [This game] against Senate, it will be a way for us to go back and study our plays again and how we can win in our next game that is with the AFP Cavaliers.) — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue
GSIS Furies (105) — R. Banzali 21, J. Abugan 18, D. Bunyi 14, T. Hernandez 13, A. Sunga 8, R. De Luna 7, F. Dorato, M. Nuyana 6, A. Cuevas 5, P. Dela Cuadra 4, M. Alfonso 3
COA Enablers (83) — A. Gamboa 22, J. Angel 12, R. Villanueva 12, W. Paquera 11, E. Ballesteros 8, R. Garin 7, A. Baguya 6, A. Florentino 2, P. Carpina 2, S. Sulay 1
Quarter Scores: 33-20, 58-32, 80-52, 105-83
Malacañang-PSC Kamao (91) — C. Luanzon 17, J. Besa 14, V. Javier 13, E. Dela Cuesta 13, J. Jimenez 10, G. Gadong 10, R. Abalos 5, I. Garrido 4, M. Ignario 4
DA Food Masters (78) — M. Martinez 25, C. Dematera 17, J. Comerciase 17, S. Silva 8, J. Torion 6, M. Mangrobang 3, R. Mangalindan 2
Quarter Scores: 22-21, 33-42, 61-63, 91-78
Senate Defenders (68) — J. Sanders 22, G. Sevilla 12, M. Legaspi 10, H. Ng 10, J. Mangaran 7, R. Balboa 4, C. Andaya 3
DA Food Masters (56) — A. Tolentino 15, O. Omiping 9, J. Cabahug 6, A. Yanquiling 5, J. Misola 5, R. Abaya 4, R. Cabrera 4, H. Sta. Cruz 3, R. Ongutan 3, C. Elopre 2
Quarter Scores: 11-17, 31-28, 51-47, 68-56