PNP routs Philhealth for 3rd win in a row
PHILIPPINE National Police routed PhilHealth, 100-73, to remain as the only unbeaten team in the 1st UNTV Cup on a rainy Sunday at the Pasig Sports Center in Pasig City.
What was expected to be a tight battle between two unbeaten teams never happened as Ollan Omiping went unstoppable as soon as he was sent into the game, enabling PNP to stretch its winning streak to three.
Former pro player Don Camaso produced solid numbers of 27 points, 20 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks, while celebrity John Hall added 22 points as Judiciary got its second win in three games with a 100-97 edging of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
It was the second straight loss in three games for the AFP.
Metro Manila Development Authority, meanwhile, survived the 50-point output of Ervic Vijandre with a 99-78 win against Congress-LGU in the other game.
It was MMDA’s first win in two outings, while Congress-LGU took its second straight loss after debuting with a win against Judiciary.
Coming off the bench, the former UE hotshot Omiping tallied 24 points aside from hauling 9 rebounds and issuing 4 assists as he inspired a big first-period run that took the fight out of PhilHealth.
The 6’1” shooter guard finished with four triples and his first two long bombs came when he poured eight points in a blistering 23-5 attack that turned a two-point deficit into a 27-11 spread after 10 minutes of action.
“Lumabas ang pagiging beterano ni Ollan at siya ang nagdala sa team. Pero ang lahat ng ginamit ko ay tumulong naman at naroroon at puso at pride ng PNP,” said coach Raffy Gonzales.
The seven-team tournament is organized by Breakthrough and Milestones Production International, headed by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Razon.
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