FILE PHOTO: Brigadier General Gener Del Rosario (#16) prepares to breach the defense Atty. Homer Alinsug 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#UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff.
Games on Sunday, June 17
2pm: GSIS vs Ombudsman 3:30pm: DOJ vs AFP 5pm: Senate vs PNP
Venue: Pasig City Sports Center
It’s a do or die game for the off season defending champion AFP Cavaliers against the DOJ Justice Boosters on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.
The AFP needs to fight harder to secure a spot in the eliminations and advance to the playoffs to defend their title.
The Cavaliers are yet to enter the win column after absorbing successive defeats in their last three games.
The Ombudsman Graft Busters, meanwhile, remains in high spirits after tallying their third win.
But they seek to protect their fourth spot to press on to the playoffs by routing GSIS Thunder Furies on Sunday’s first game at 2 p.m.
Ombudsman head coach Ricky Alcantara said they already ramped up their practices by joining exhibition games in some high school basketball team.
“There’s a saying na palaging may una, baka sa amin pa makuha yung unang panalo kaya paghahandaan namin nang husto,” Coach Alcantara said.
(There’s a saying: there’s always a first time. The GSIS might get their first win through us, [we don’t want that to happen] that’s why we are preparing hard for this battle.)
Senate Sentinels, on the other hand, promise to bounce back from their stinging defeat against Ombudsman last week.
The Senate cagers are looking to end PNP Responders’ winning streak in the main game on Sunday at five pm.
“Against PNP, kailangan namin kung ano yung nagpanalo sa amin doon sa tatlo, triplehin naming yung ginawa namin para manalo kami,” Coach Mike Fermin said.
(In this battle with PNP, we need to triple our efforts to win against them.) — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue