Kamao, Builders rip UNTV rivals

October 14, 2019

Malacañang-Philippine Sports Commission scored a comfortable win while National Housing Authority needed two extra periods to prevail in Group B elims of the 8th UNTV Cup held over the weekend at the Pasig City Sports Center.

The Malacañang-PSC Kamao used a balanced attack in overpowering the GSIS Furies, 102-69, while the NHA Builders got crucial baskets from Tibay twins – Waldermar and Ralph – to complete a stirring 108-101victory over the Judiciary Magis.

The lone Group A match also ended in overtime with PhilHealth nailing its first win in three games with a 118-110 win over the Ombudsman Graftbusters in the event organized by UNTV president and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon.

Joseph Besa led five Kamao players in double figures with 19 points while Michael Ignario and Ian Garrido contributed 17 and 14 points, respectively, as the team bucked the absence of leading scorer Erick dela Cuesta.

Former Letran star Jonathan Aldave, on the other hand, starred for the PhilHealth Plus by exploding for 38 points apart from posting seven boards and two assists. Backing him up was Mark Pedroso who tallied 19 points, 9 assists, five rebounds and three steals.

The scores:

First Game

MALACAÑANG-PSC (102) - Besa 19, Ignario 17, Garrido 14, N. Javier 11, Punzalan 11, V. Javier 9, M. Antonio 9, R. Abalos 2.

GSIS (69) - Bunyi 18, Ilano 13, Gonzalez 9, R. Laurel 8, Banzali 8, Dorato 4, Nuyana 4, Hernandez 2, Gementera 2, Cacatian 1.

Quartercores: 21-18, 48-34, 81-50, 102-69.

Second Game

PHILHEALTH (118) - Aldave 38, Pedroso 19, Mazo 18,Pacheco 13, Armojallas 12, Emata 12, Hernandez 6.

OMBUDSMAN (110) - Ignacio 36, Franco 35, Palacio 17,  Del Rosario 11, Mateo 3, Sanchez 2, Buentipo 2, Baldonado 2.

Quarterscores: 28-20, 54-41, 78-78, 102-102, 118-110 ( 1 OT).

Third Game

NHA (108) – W. Tibay 26, Vitug 23, Mercado 23, R. Tibay 16, Dizon 6, Alastoy 2, Crisostomo 2.

JUDICIARY (101) - Salamat 25, Tolomia 23, Ybañez 19, Dionisio 14, Dela Cruz 6, Malinao 6, Puno 5, Litonjua 3.

Quarterscores: 11-20, 38-42, 56-63, 80-80, 95-95, 108-101 (2OT).