Special Assistant to President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go escapes his defender through the screen provided by his teammate COL Nestor Herico (#19) during the game between the Malacañang-PSC Kamao and AFP Cavaliers on June 24, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)
Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong Go” exploded anew with 47 pts last Sunday, toppling his previous career-high of 44 pts and leading the Malacañang-PSC Kamao to its 2nd win at UNTV Cup Off-Season Executive Face-Off.
Bong Go connected 7 three-pointers (21 pts of 47 pts) with 5 rebounds and 1 steal in their battle against the defending off-season champion AFP Cavaliers, 87-69, at the Pasig City Sports Center.
This is also the 2nd time Secretary Go was selected as Best Player of the Game. The first time was when they played against the GSIS Thunder Furies.
“We’re very happy nanalo na kami two consecutive games after losing the first 3 games. Though our chances are very slim right now [kasi] nasa middle kami ng standings… still we will give out best shot on our last two games para sa team,” Secretary Bong Go said.
(We’re very happy that we won two consecutive games after losing our first 3 games. Though our chances are very slim right now because we’re at the middle in the standings… still we will give our best shot in our last two games for the team.)
Meanwhile, Senate Sentinels ended DOJ Justice Boosters bid to the Final Four playoffs spot after a breath-taking victory, 76-72.
Sen. Sonny Angara was hailed as Best Player of the Game with 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals.
Senator Joel Villanueva also added 10 points in the game but rested early due to shoulder and thigh injuries.
Coach Mike Fermin said, “Sobrang halaga kasi do or die to eh, pag natalo laglag na kami. If we lose again, we’re done. So, it’s a good thing nag-respond yung mga players.”
(This game is very important because it’s a do-or-die situation. If we lose, we fall. If we lose again, we’re done. So, it’s a good thing that the players responded.)
Senator Sonny Angara expressed, “Nagpapasalamat ako sa Dios, sa teammates ko; everyone gave extra effort.”
(I thank God, my teammates; everyone gave extra effort.)
With this win, the Senate Sentinels cling to the 4th spot of the UNTV Cup standing with 4-2 win-lost achievement.
While DOJ fell to 2-4 win-lost record.
In the other game, Judiciary Magis claims the 2nd spot in the ranking together with the Ombudsman Graft Busters with 4-1 win-lost record after a landslide win against the GSIS Thunder Furies, 105-50.
This game is very important to the Magis as with their incoming games with Ombudsman and Senate because of the twice-to-beat advantage opportunity.
Magis Head Coach Warren Ybañez said, “Mahalaga kasi kailangan namin maging top two eh kasi yung PNP top one ngayon.”
(This win is important because we need to be in the 2nd spot because PNP is on the top 1.)
Judge Wendell Ramiterre was named as Best Player of the Game with 30 points and 5 rebounds. — Bernard Dadis|UNTV News & Rescue
Judiciary Magis (108) — W. Ramiterre 30, J. Yabut 16, J. Marquez 15, M. Tomacruz 12, I. Ramoso 9, R. Paras 8, D. Sevilla 8, M. Aleta 8, R. Bacolor 2
GSIS Thunder Furies (50) — R. De Luna 17, R. Manuel 9, J. Defeo 8, J. Jaro 4, L. Casio 3, J. Andres 3, R. Manila 2, V. Rengel 2, R. Curiba 2
Quarter Scores: 33-15, 63-26, 87-43, 108-50
Senate Sentinels (76) — J. Angara 22, S. Dela Cruz 13, W. Tan 12, R. Endaya 11, E. Villanueva 10, U. Garces 5, B. Navea 3
DOJ Justice Boosters (72) — N. Tagalicud 17, R. Fadullon 9, R. Munsayac 8, C. Garvida 8, C. Guhit 6, R. Aguto 5, J. Gaurano 5, R. Tomas 4, R. Antero 4, J. Gernale 2, A. Suarez 2, C. Abayon 2
Quarter Scores: 13-20, 35-34, 53-55, 76-72
Malacañang-PSC Kamao (87) — C. Go 47, G. Belgica 10, M. Buena 10, R. Sergio 8, S. Rivera 6, N. Herico 4, A. Mitra 2
AFP Cavaliers (72) — W. Gonzales 22, G. Del Rosario 19, K. Grajo 16, E. Abutin 6, V. Bayani 2, N. Mendez 2, J. Paulo 2
Quarter Scores: 15-17, 42-36, 59-42, 87-69