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Kamao five, Builders win in UNTV Cup

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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.

Kamao five, Builders win in UNTV Cup
PhilHealth’s Mark Pedroso goes for a basket during their UNTV Cup game with Ombudsman on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center. The PhilHealth Plus scored a 118-110 win over the Graftbusters.

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 Builders of coach Benneth Palad trailed in the first three quarters before the Tibay twins joined forces with Alvin Vitug to force the extra period.

NHA then pounced on the disqualifications of former PBA players Chester Tolomia and Warren Ybanez on fouls in the second overtime to pull through for a 2-1 record.

The Magis slipped to 1-2 in the event offering P4 million to the chosen charity of the champion team.

The scores:

First Game

MALACANANG-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.

Quarter s: 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.

Quarters: 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.

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

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