The UNTV Cup Season 6 champion Senate Defenders celebrate at the awarding ceremony of their cash prize of P4,000,000 to be donated to their chosen beneficiaries, Kythe Foundation Inc., Tahanang Mapagpala Immaculada Concepcion Inc., and Pangarap Foundation, Inc and P500,000 to the team. Also in the picture is Senator Franklin Drilon and Senator Juan Miguel Zubirri together with the representatives of the said beneficiaries and of course the UNTV Cup founder, Dr. Daniel Razon of BMPI-UNTV and MCGI. (Frederick Alvior / Photoville International)
On Monday night’s Game 2 between Malacañang-PSC Kamao and Senate Defenders, Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go showed for the first time what he’s got on the UNTV Cup hard court at Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
SAP Bong Go bucketed several early shots, including 3 pointers, before the first period ended, with the Kamao on the lead by 4, 21-17.
In the second quarter, the Defenders stole the lead before the first half buzzer went off, 39-34.
In the third period, the Defenders intensified their hustle on the defense which brought them to a bigger lead, 59-50.
And in the last quarter, as the UNTV Cup crowd got more excited, the Senate team displayed increasing determination to end the final series with them lifting the trophy.
The Senate’s tough defense prevented the Kamao from bucketing scores with only two shots made in five minutes.
Their efforts resulted in a 20-point lead in favor of the Defenders as the final buzzer of the ball game went off, 84-64.