Senate eyes sharing top spot with PNP at UNTV Cup Executive Faceoff

Posted on: June 8th, 2018

Senator Joel Villanueva looks to create a play during the game between the Senate Sentinels and AFP Cavaliers on May 27, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Faceoff. (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)

Games on Sunday, June 10
2pm: Ombudsman vs Senate
3:30pm: Malacañang-PSC vs GSIS
5pm: PNP vs DOJ

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center


Senate Sentinels vow to keep the lead along with the PNP Responders in the ongoing UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Face-Off elimination rounds.

Senate now holds the second spot with 3-0 win-loss record while responders top the standings with four wins.

Sentinels eye to score their fourth straight victory by clobbering Ombudsman Graft Busters at  Sunday’s first game, 2 pm at the Pasig City Sports Center.

Its head coach, Mike Fermin, promised to ramp up defense plays after eking out a 79-77 win over the defending Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Cavaliers last May 27.

“Prepare lang kami ulit, maraming kailangang ayusin. We need to review the tape, kailangang ayusin yung mga lapses especially sa defense side ang daming lapses,” Coach Mike Fermin said.

(We just have to prepare again. We need to fix some things, we need to review the tape to fix the lapses especially in the defense side.)

The Ombudsman, meanwhile, is determined to score another win to climb up from its top 4 ranking, next to Judiciary Magis, which will serve as their ticket to play offs.

“Like we did sa mga previous game namin, kung ano yung tendency ng mga kalaban namin kung papaano namin i-ka-counter opensa nila, depensa nila. Saka isa sa I work ko ngayon right now yung stamina namin, dahil nakita ko yun lang yung kulang,” Coach Ricky Alcantara said.

(Like what we did in our previous games, we study how to counter the tendencies of our opponents, their offense and defense. And right now, I am working on the stamina of the team as I saw it as one of the deficiencies.)

Of the eight executive teams, only four will advance to the plays offs after eliminating those in the fifth to eighth ranks. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV New & Rescue