UNTV Cup Season 2 Best of 3 : Game 1 Snatched by PNP Responders Team

Will the AFP respond in the second game?

Pasig City, Philippines — The first tap of the ball goes to the PNP Responders as the  second game at the Ynares Sports Arena is once again attended by the supporters of both teams. 

The first quarter is a close game fight with a 19-16 score in favor of the PNP Responders. Harold Sta. Cruz had been a factor for the PNP’s team’s stability in terms of defense inside the basket. The defense force of the Responders plays a critical factor against the Cavaliers. Forcing AFP to play outside the 3 point area wherein the Cavaliers lost its flow of shooting range. They took advantage to play a man to man game. Rebounders for Cavaliers injured their scoring and committed a back to back lapse and forced turnovers in the 3rd and 4th quarter.
Cramming for the ball of the PNP and a superb defense of the Responders, as Yanquiling played as the stopper for the Cavaliers’ running game. The collaboration of the coaches and players’ strategic play made easy for the players to find an open spot to go for the score.
The offensive play of the AFP Cavaliers  is low with its impatient players under the basket. Boxing off the ball is the main problem of the Cavaliers. Their transition game and inconsistent shooting range outside and the lack of scorers under the basket paved way as the Respondents took advantage to a back to back score.
Through end of the second half, 33-28 as the PNP Responders scores ahead of the Cavaliers.
3rd quarter

In the first minute of the 3rd quarter, the Cavaliers had sliced the lead of the Responders by one point forcing a turn over and another at the transition play of the Cavaliers. AFP’s running game is answered by the Cavaliers and converting every play into points. 2 minutes in the end of the 3rd quarter, the 3 point shot by the Cavaliers is quickly answered by a quick lay-up by the Responders; ending in a 41-41 score at the end of the 3rd quarter crunch game.
4th quarter

Eugene Tan fires a 3 point shot at the 4th quarter. But De la Cruz blasted a critical 3 point shot and an unconverted 3 point shot attempt by the Cavaliers. Abaya of the PNP snapped a 3 point shot basket leading them to 5 point lead, 42-47 in favor of the Responders.
A short jump by Casulla cuts the lead but the fast break offense of the Responders ignited as an unselfish pass of Japhet Cabahug for an easy 2 for Abaya and Casulla cut the lead by 3. But the unstoppable Ollan Omiping blasted an important 3 point shot for a 6 point Responders lead.

 

                                              [Omiping with a triple double blast]
[Omiping with a triple double blast]

Coming from a 9 minute time out, cramming and uncoordinated play for the AFP lead to a disastrous game for the Cavaliers and a total of 14 fouls for the team Cavaliers. An assist and a fake pass of Cabahug resulted an easy 2 to Misola for the Responders.
The corner play of the AFP Cavaliers had anticipated by the PNP Responders for a fast transition, thus, frustration of the AFP Cavaliers resulted the 3 point shot of Ollan Omiping – 2 tripples in the 2nd half. Zuniga tried a 3 point clutch but the ball did not score.

                                [Harold Decena and Harold Sta. Cruz : Best players of game 1]
[Harold Decena and Harold Sta. Cruz : Best players of game 1]
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Harold Sta. Cruz with a free shot and a 15 point rebound. Last two minutes play with a score 66-54 lead by the Responders. Cabahug with 5 assist and less than a minute, Cabahug scored another point and a free throw. The game ended with a score of 74-64 win of the #PNP Responders.

[UNTV Cup Season 2]
[UNTV Cup Season 2]

At an earlier game, the Judiciary Magis took home the 3rd place for the UNTV Cup Season 2 beating the MMDA Blackwolves, 84-81.

 

[photo: UNTV Cup Season 2]
[photo: UNTV Cup Season 2]

Securing the 3rd place in the run for the UNTV Cup Season 2 championship, the Judiciary Magis prevail against the MMDA Blackwolves with a score of 84-81. The Magis prize of P250,000.00 and P150,000.00 of the Blackwolves would benefit their chosen charities.

[photo: UNTV Cup Season 2]
[photo: UNTV Cup Season 2]

 

UNTV Cup Game 2 will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at July 1, 2014. (Tuesday 5 p.m.) Expect an exciting game with the PNP Responders against the AFP Cavaliers.
The Solons team from the House of Representative and the Senate Defenders would play for the opening game.
UNTV Cup, Ito ang Bagong Game Ko!

 

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