Senate, Judiciary, PNP gets 2nd win at UNTV Cup Executive Face Off
Posted on: May 21st, 2018
Supreme Court Administrator Justice Midas Marquez (#1) tries to block the shot Col. William Gonzales (#89) during the game between the Judiciary Magis and AFP Cavaliers on May 20, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. (Inoh Monton/ Photoville International)
Senate Sentinels nailed their second straight victory after bombarding GSIS Thunder Furies, 97-50, in the UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Face Off at the Pasig City Sports Center, Sunday.
Senator Joel Villanueva masterfully led the Sentinels to victory after his 34-point finish, dedicating the game to the late father of team mate Senator Sonny Angara, the former Senator Edgardo Angara.
“We are motivated for this game which we dedicate for the father of Senator Sonny, [the late] Senator Ed Angara,” Sentinels head coach Mike Fermin said.
Though they failed in their debut game, the GSIS vowed to step up training to match the endurance levels of other teams in the league of public servants.
Thunder Furies coach Reneboy Banzali said, “We need to condition ourselves more, to run more in the next practices.”
Ombudsman Graft Busters, meanwhile, was gasping for air when it went against the robust PNP Responders in the second game, 83-58.
The nine-player lineup of Graft Busters was unable to sustain their first half edge as the well-balanced 13-cager lineup of PNP outplays them.
Responders head coach Alfred Suarez said, “At first, we did 1-2-2 then we did a 2-3 zone. Players shot easy baskets so they jumped shot at the corner. Before the third-quarter, we stopped the jump shot for the man-to-man play. The outcome was good and we saw our strength in the man-to-man plays.”
Graft Busters Head Coach Ricky Alcantara said, “We were really outnumbered, we cannot sustain our energy in the first half as you can see, we were neck and neck in the first half, actually, before the first half ended we got the edge but then later on the third quarter the players got tired.”
While in the third game, the Judiciary Magis exacts revenge as it narrowly clipped defending champion AFP Cavaliers, 67-66.
It can be noted that the AFP routed the Magis during the semifinals of last year’s offseason game.
Judiciary head coach Warren Ybanez said, “We physically prepared against their running game strategy. We defended against their 3-point shooter, as well as our rebound then we went straight with the run-and-gun offense.
While AFP Cavaliers coach Sonny Manucat said, “Breaks of the game… it’s like that, breaks of the game.”
Joey Yabut was named best player of the game for the second time; Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez also contributed 18 points.
PNP Responders, Senate Sentinels, and Judiciary Magis kept their winning forms and have now clinched two straight wins and zero losses. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue
Senate Sentinels (90) — E. Villanueva 34, W. Tan 17, R. Sison 7, B. Navea 7, S. Dela Cruz 4, M. Parlade 4, U. Garces 4, R. Endaya 3, E. Cruz 3, H. Alinsug 3, R. Endaya 3, R. Golding 2, R. Dascil 2
GSIS Thunder Furies (57) — R. De Luna 20, R. Abarintos 11, P. Flores 6, J. Defeo 5, J. Jaro 4, R. Curiba 4, R. Manuel 3, R. Manila 2, J. Pineda 2
Quarter Scores: 23-10, 41-29, 61-45, 90-57
PNP Responders (83) — P. Limbauan 16, J. Alejandro 16, J. De Mesa 15, R. Dimaya 9, P. Philipps 9, A. Padua 5, I. Dickson 3, R. Cejas 2, Dalogdog 2, J. Aguillon 2, P. Martirez 2
Ombudsman Graft Busters (58) — Q. Laure 22, A. Sanchez 17, J. Espinal 6, S. Alcazar 5, A. Atienza 4, R. Sadsad 2, A. Tamano 2
Quarter Scores: 17-15, 35-34, 55-48, 83-58
Judiciary Magis (67) — J. Marquez 18, J. Yabut 18, M. Tomacruz 11, R. Paras 9, W. Ramiterre 6, R. Villanueva 3, J. Montesa 2
AFP Cavaliers (66) — N. Mendez 20, E. Abutin 8, W. Gonzales 8, A. Vesliño 6, A. Divinagracia 6, K. Grajo 5, F. Buca 4, G. Del Rosario 4, R. Farnacio 4, J. Paulo 1