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Senate, NHA remain flawless at UNTV Cup 7

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Garri Sevilla (#33) was hailed as the Best Player with 18 points in the game between Senate Defenders and GSIS Furies on September 23, 2018 at the GSIS Gymnasium in Pasay City. (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)

Season 6 champion Senate Defenders and NHA Builders kept their early edge in contrasting fashions at the UNTV Cup Season 7 match held last Sunday at the GSIS Gymnasium in Pasay City.

The Senate remains on top of the Group-A after toppling the GSIS Furies, 78-51. The game’s best player, Garri Sevilla, led the defenders to victory with his 18-point finish.

Head coach Mike Fermin said their intensified maneuvers were inspired by a near upset in the hands of swift-footed PITC Global Traders in their September 3 match.

“Collective effort lang kasi from the last game namin, lousy defense kami so parang chinallenge namin yung players to play individual players, stopper para we will not make them easy basket,” Senate Defenders Head Coach Mike Fermin said.

(It was a collective effort because in our last game, our defense was lousy, so we challenged the players individually so as not to give opponents some easy shots.)

“Importante ngayon na-realize namin is practice as a team,” GSIS Furies Coach Rene Boy said.

(What is important now is that we realize the importance of team practice.)

The NHA Builders also maintained their early Group B lead after routing the PhilHealth Plus, 103-100, to claim their second win.

Twin towers, Jessie Alastoy and Marvin Mercado, led the NHA by bucketing 13 and 19 points, respectively.

NHA head coach Bennet Palad attributes their victory to enhancing the team’s agility by observing their opponents moves.

“Malaki yung ginawa naming paghahanda.  Alam ko quick ang team na ito, maliliit. So inaral namin yung lahat, yung safety, yung quickness nila,” NHA Builders Head Coach Bennett Palad said.

(We really prepared for this game because we know that Team PhilHealth is quick. So we studied everything: safety and their agility.)

The PhilHealth Plus, meanwhile, blames their second defeat to low energy and lack of able players.

“Una sa lahat marami tayong players na nasa injury kaya maraming wala. Pangalawa, naiwanan kami mababa yung energy namin noong first half but we made adjustments. Pero ang pinaka-critical dito siguro yung free-throw shootings , free-throw shootings namin masyadong mababa,” PhilHealth Plus Head Coach Dello Aseron II said.

(First of all, we have players who are injured. Secondly, we have low energy during the first half, but we made adjustments. But the most critical was our poor free throw shooting.)

The PNP Responders, meanwhile, snagged its first victory after clobbering PITC Global Traders in a heart-thundering game, 80–77.

PO2 Anton Tolentino’s buzzer-beater three-point shot thrown from beyond the court’s half served as the key to defeating the PITC. His 16-point finish earned him the best player of the game title.

“Well, yung depensa namin siguro lesson-learned kami against GSIS kaya naman kami nahabol kasi poor defense namin. Natuwa ako sa mga teammates ko hindi kami nag-give up, dumipensa. Sa palagay ko, yun talaga nagpanalo sa amin,” PNP Responders playing-coach Harold Sta. Cruz said.

(Maybe our defense during our game against GSIS was a lesson-learned. We lost then because of our poor defense. Now, in this game against PITC, I was happy with my team mates. We didn’t give up, we had good defense. I think that’s the reason why we won this time.)

“Part of the game eh, talagang breaks of the game kami natalo. I think we did better… nag-collapse noong first game pero this time naka-recover kami was down by 11 when it started. Noong first half medyo sabog kami, pero nakabalik naman yung mga boys. Along the way we will be better,” PITC Global Traders Head Coach Vic Ycasiano said.

(Losing is really part of the game. I think we did better… it may have collapsed during the first game [with Senate] but we recovered this time [with PNP]. We were down by 11 points when it started. We were a mess during the first half , but we were able to recover. Along the way we will be better.) — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News and Rescue

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Malacañang-PSC frustrates PITC at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Malacañang-PSC Kamao flexed muscle as they overcome the power of the uprising rookie team PITC Global Traders. (Daniel Iglesias / Photoville International)

The Malacañang-PSC Kamao team is tightly clinging onto the second spot after narrowly pounding the PITC Global Traders, 69-64 at Thursday’s match.

Michael Ignario and ‘Bigman’ Martin Lloyd Antonio shared the Best Player of the Game title after firing 15 and 16 points, respectively.

The Kamao team now holds six wins and one loss under its belt while the global traders fell to the sixth rank after absorbing defeat for the fourth time.

Meanwhile,  the AFP Cavaliers are still the top team to beat as the end of the second round of eliminations of the UNTV Cup 7th edition draws closer.

The AFP maintained their lead after routing the DA Food Masters, 79-73, in a match held last Sunday.

Darwin Cordero was hailed as the Best Player of the Game after firing 24 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

The Cavaliers now hold seven wins and one loss record while the Food Masters were pushed down to the bottom of the standings after absorbing six losses and winning only three of their games.

UNTV Cup Season 6 champion Senate Defenders, on the other hand, spoiled the hopes of the NHA Builders to take home the crown this season after their explosive match last Sunday.

The NHA lost to the Senate in overtime, 98-97, with Marlon Legaspi and Harly Ng scoring the game-winning shots after firing 22 and 24 points, respectively.

Legaspi and Ng were hailed as the Best Players of the Game. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

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Judiciary snaps AFP’s winning streak at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Chester Tolomia carried the Judiciary Magis team to tarnish the clean slate of AFP Cavaliers this season. (Prince Marquez / Photoville International)

Chester Tolomia and Frederick Salamat fired 5 three points each to lead the Judiciary Magis to victory against the AFP Cavaliers 95-93.

The hailed Best Player of the Game, Chester Tolomia, poured a total of 37 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal; while Frederick Salamat helped with 19 points.

This is the first time the AFP Cavaliers lost this season, nevertheless, they are still on top of the ranks with 6-1 win-loss record while the Magis is on the 8th spot on the brink of elimination having a 3-5 win-loss standing.

Meanwhile, Season 5 champion, PNP Responders, continue to climb in the ranking after defeating the NHA Builders, 102-93.

The Sniper, Ollan Omiping, fired 35 points with 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals to be named as the Best Player of the Game together with Richard Villanueva who produced 14 points.

Though the NHA had the lead at the end of the 3rd period, the Builders were outscored by the policemen in the final period with 31 points compared to just 21.

Villanueva’s 2 crucial three-pointers were vital in turning the game in their favor.

Responders rose to 2nd place in ranking with 6-2 win-loss record while the Builders are on 4th place with 4-3 record.

In the 3rd game, defending champion, Senate Defenders, overpowered the DA Food Masters, 84-76.

Best Players of the Game were Garri Sevilla and Harly Ng for their combined 44 points.

This win is crucial for the Senate team to be able to continue to the next round of the league and be able to defend their championship title because they are now in the 6th place.

According to the rules of the league, the bottom 2 teams which are in the 7th and 8th place will be eliminated. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP rout Judiciary to snag third spot in UNTV Cup Season 7 eliminations

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Judiciary Magis’ Chester Tolomia tries to block the shot of PO1 Rollie Serrano during their game on November 25, 2018 at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Jepoy Pasig / Photoville International)

The PNP Responders climbed up another rung in standings after routing the Judiciary Magis, 69-61, in a heart-thundering match on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.

Two-time MVP Ollan ‘The Sniper’ Omiping and Season 5 best defensive player Harold Sta. Cruz led the PNP to victory by bucketing combined 19 points and 14 rebounds. Omiping and Sta. Cruz were hailed the Best Players of the Game.

“Gaya ng panalo namin dati, yung depensa pa rin namin. Hindi kami nag-give up hanggang sa huli kahit na pagod na kami yung composure ng bawat isa sa amin,” PNP Responders playing coach Harold Sta. Cruz said.

(Like in our last win, it’s still our defense [that took us to victory]. We didn’t give up until the end.  Even though we were already tired, our composure was still there.)

“Alam naman natin kapag wala sa condition ang team doon lumalabas sa end game kaya siguro nag-collapse na yung team,” Judiciary Magis Head Coach Joey Yabut said.

(We all know that if the team is not in proper condition, it collapses at the end game.)

The latest victory puts the PNP in third rank while the Judiciary languishes at the bottom of the standings.

Meanwhile, season 6 champion Senate Defenders is down to sixth place after absorbing another defeat, this time, in the hands of the Malacañang-PSC Kamao, 75-66.

The Defenders fell short in pushing their defense and offense plays against Kamao’s insistent presses to protect their second spot in the ongoing elimination rounds.

“Una, gigil na gigil so I told sa boys na huwag nating tingnan yung scores tingnan lang natin yung sistema natin makukuha rin natin yung offense, dahan dahan lang talaga,” Malacañang-PSC Kamao Head Coach Raffy Gonzales said.

(Firstly, the boys were frustrated, so I told them not to look at the score, just look at our system, we will recover slowly.)

“We are having trouble breaking their press. We were making lousy passes. That was the turning point of the game, when they have the confidence na i-trap kami doon na nagtuloy-tuloy [ to trap us, it’s when we start to lose],” Senate Defenders Head Coach Mike Fermin said.

Rookie team, PITC Global Traders, on the other hand, claimed their fourth straight win after clobbering the Department of Agriculture Food Masters, 88-62.

Haddi Porto and Aloysius Taplah were named the Best Players of the Game after contributing 26 and 16 points, respectively.

PITC Head Coach Victor Ycasiano attributes their successive victories to good teamwork and training which they intensified after absorbing three consecutive defeats at the start of the season.

“Ang key talaga doon sa panalo namin yung hardwork lang. Yung practice nakukuha na nila. Dahan-dahan nandoon na kami, yung gusto naming mangyari sa team,” PITC Global Traders Head Coach Victor Ycasiano said.

(The key to our victory is hard work. They are now getting the hang of practicing. Slowly, we are now achieving what we want for the team.)

“Mas handa si PITC sa larong ito… hindi kami nabuo sa… hindi kami nakapaghanda kung ano game plan namin today,” DA Food Masters Head Coach Zaldy Realubit said.

(PITC came more prepared than us.  We failed to prepare for this game during our practice sessions.) — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

THE SCORES
 
GAME 1: PITC defeats Agriculture, 88-62.
Quarter Scores: 18-14, 40-36, 69-52, 88-62
PITC Global Traders
Box Scores: 88
H. Porto 26, R. Vasallo 19, A. Taplah 16, M. Macabasco 7, R. Regalado 5, D. Almarinez 4, M. Gecale 4, M. Juan 3, R. Barbers 2, L. Lopez 2
Agriculture Food Masters
Box Scores: 62
H. Fernandez 20, J. Comerciase 11, S. Silva 10, C. Dematera 5, B. Mastelero 4, A. Cachero 4, M. Manigo 3, E. Oreta 3, M. Mangrobang 2
Best Players of the Game: Haddi Porto (26 pts, 11 rebs, 1 stl, 1 blk) and Aloysius Taplah (16 pts, 1 reb, 3 asts, 2 stls)
GAME 2: PNP defeats Judiciary, 69-61.
Quarter Scores: 21-18, 40-33, 55-47, 69-61
PNP Responders
Box Scores: 69
O. Omiping 17, J. Criste, J. Cabahug 8, J. Misola 6, R. Serrano 5, R. Cabrera 5, H. Decena 4, R. Villanueva 4, A. Tolentino 3, R. Abaya 2, H. Sta. Cruz 2
Judiciary Magis
Box Scores: 61
C. Tolomia 17, C. Roma 8, F. Salamat 7, J. Rabino 7, C. Camaso 6, R. Malinao 6, J. Yabut 4, H. Bergonio 3, V. Puno 2, R. Tinonjua 1
Best Players of the Game: Ollan Omiping (17 pts, 7 rebs, 1 ast,  1 stl, 1 blk) and Harold Sta. Cruz (2 pts, 7 rebs, 2 asts, 1 stl, 1 blk)
 
GAME 3: Malacañang-PSC defeats Senate, 75-66.
Quarter Scores: 3-23, 28-30, 59-46, 75-66
Malacañang-PSC Kamao
Box Scores: 75
E. Dela Cuesta 22, M. Ignario 15, V. Javier 10, N. Javier 8, J. Besa 7, I. Garrido 5, J. Jimenez 4, M. Antonio 4
Senate Defenders
Box Scores: 66
G. Sevilla 18, M. Legaspi 11, R. Balboa 10, J. Mangaran 7, J. Angara 6, R. Malaga 5, J. Sanders 5, S. Marata 4
Best Players of the Game: Eric Dela Cuesta (22 pts, 4 rebs, 6 stls) and Michael Ignario (15 pts)

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