PNP downs GSIS; maintains lead at UNTV Cup Executive Face Off

Posted on: June 6th, 2018

PSupt. Voltair Rivera tries to block the shot of his GSIS opponent. (Fred Alvior / Photoville International)


Team PNP Responders maintained their lead in the ongoing UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Face Off eliminations after strafing down GSIS Thunder Furies, 98-50 on Sunday.

Though GSIS claimed a three-point lead in the first quarter, PNP retaliated with 26 to zero run in the second quarter paralyzing GSIS cagers until the final buzzer sounded.

But despite suffering loss, Thunder Furies remained in high spirits because the players showed great improvement compared to their debut game.

GSIS Head Coach Reneboy Banzali said, “Talagang minotivate ko sila, saka sa practice talagang binigay nila sa akin as headcoach magalit kong magalit na daw ako para sumunod sila. Kaya noong practice namin nitong linggo na ito talagang hinard ko sila tapos yung press break namin yun effective kaya maganda first quarter namin.”

(I really motivated them. Also during practice, they entrusted the helm to me as head coach and encouraged me to  be more assertive so that they will follow what I say. So, during our practice this week, I really pushed them hard with the press break so it was effective. We had a good first quarter.)

PNP Responders Head Coach Alfred Suarez said, “Enjoy the game, don’t treat this game lightly.  Kung ano yung nilalaro natin tuloy-tuloy lang. Isipin natin malakas ang GSIS kaya tuloy tuloy lang ang game.”

(Enjoy the game, don’t treat this game lightly, just maintain your plays and think of GSIS as a formidable force then continue with the game.)

PSupt Anthony Padua and PSupt Ieneo Dalogdog are the best players of the game after finishing combined 30 points.

Meanwhile, Atty. Armando Sanchez Jr. and Director Nikki Laure led the Ombudsman Graft Busters in clinching their second victory after narrowly clipping DOJ Justice Busters in the second game, 69-61.

Sanchez and Laure are the best players of the game after scoring 22 and 16 points, respectively.

Graft Busters attributed their win to its 11-man line up which is higher than their previous games.

Ombudsman Coach Ricky Alcantara said, “Yung depensa namin saka yung addition ni Rafael, malaking bagay dahil lumuwag yung Bigman ko. As well as si Laure nakapag-wing sya so malaking bagay… saka yung conditioning namin talaga… nasustain namin yung game. Saka pangalawa nakapagahinga kami dahil nga lumalim ang rotation ng player.”

“Our defense and with Rafael which is a great addition because it helped my big man as well as Laure was able to wing it and our conditioning also so we were able to sustain the game. Secondly, we were able to rest because of the rotation of players.”

DOJ Coach John Agbayani Jr said, “Kinapos lang kami sa depensa kanina, pero yung sa opensa naman namin medyo sumasabay naman.”

(We were not able to sustain our defense earlier but our offense tactics were okay.)

Judiciary Magis, meanwhile, tallied a 3-1 win loss record after blocking Malacañang-PSC Kamao from snagging the elusive victory in the main game, 81-41.

Joey Yabut and Judge Gerard Manuel Tomacruz are the best players of the game bucketing respective 19 and 14 points.

“Siyempre yung pagkatalo namin sa PNP nagising yung team. Yung huling ensayo namin panay hard practice, more on defense. Kasi tinalo kami sa noong PNP medyo lapsed yung defense namin.”

(Of course, our defeat against PNP was a wake up call for the team. In our last practice, it was a hard practice, more on defense. The PNP defeated us because of our defense lapses.)

Malacañang-PSC Kamao and GSIS Thunder Furies will both be facing elimination if they continue to remain at the bottom of the standings. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue



GAME 1: PNP defeats GSIS, 98-50

Quarter Scores:20-23,48-30,69-37, 98-50

PNP Responders
Box Scores: 90
J. De Mesa 16, A. Padua 15, I. Dalogdalog 15, P. Philips 13, I. Dickson 13, V. Rivera 9, R. Dimaya 4, E. Gonzales 4, R. Sumalde 3, R. Cejas 2, J. Aguillon 2, P. Limbauan 2

GSIS Thunder Furies
Box Scores: 50
R. De Luna 20, L. Casio 8, J. Jaro 5, R. Manuel 4, R. Defeo 3, R. Curiba 3, P. Flores 3, J. Pineda 2, R. Abarintos 2

GAME 2: Ombudsman defeats DOJ, 69-61

Quarter Scores: 18-9, 31-26, 44-40, 69-61

Ombudsman Graft Busters
Box Scores: 69
A. Sanchez 22, Q. Laure 16, R. Sadsad 12, J. Espinal 10, A. Tamano 4, A. Almojuela 3, A. Atienza 2

DOJ Justice Boosters
Box Scores: 61
R. Munsayac 18, C. Guhit 15, J. Gernale 12, D. Africa 4, R. Aguto 4, R. Tomas 4, V. Villena 2, J. Gaurano 1, C. Garvida 1

GAME 3: Judiciary defeats Malacañang-PSC, 81-41

Quarter Scores: 13-5, 41-13, 61-20, 81-41

Judiciary Magis
Box Scores: 81
J. Yabut 19, M. Tomacruz 14, J. Marquez 12, W. Ramiterre 10, J. Montesa 8, I. Ramoso 5, J. Villanueva 5, R. Paras 2, R. Bacolor 2, D. Sevilla 2, M. Atleta 2

Malacañang-PSC Kamao
Box Scores: 41
M. Buena 7, G. Belgica 6, S. Malbog 6, S. Rivera 5, N. Herico 4, I. Papera 4, A. Mitra 3