AFP Cavaliers Ignites as it Ties the Series to 1-1

Quezon City, Philippines.  AFP Cavaliers drowned the PNP Responders with their head to head match in the fully-packed Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 1, 2014.

AFP Cavaliers’ Paulino Fernandez and PNP Responders’ Ollan Omiping scored the first 2 points and a fade away shot. A back to back 3 point shot by Alvin Zuniga as the PNP fumbles in a transition. Eugene Tan added another 3 points with 3 minutes remaining, a score of 16-4 in favor of the Cavaliers and finishing the second quarter with 18-7.

The Cavaliers dominated the 2nd quarter, 22-7 making it the lowest game score. AFP used a man to man guard and a full body contact to stop the Responders from scoring.  Omiping made 2 free throws but Alvin Zuniga steals the ball from the running game of the Responders. With 21 rebounds, 10 assists, 5 steals and a block at the second quarter, the Cavaliers stopped the defense of the Responders. The final minutes of the 3rd quarter, the Responders crashed down to a 22 point lead by the AFP Cavaliers with a score of 59-37.

Center Jeffrey Quiambao, Ian San Esteban, Roger Araneta and Eugene Tan also played their best at the crunch time while Alvin Zuniga boxing his way through the net as the score of 75-52 with less than 2 minutes and 30 seconds.  The 4th quarter ended with 75-64 as the Cavaliers’ 43 rebounds, 10 assists, 9 steals and 5 blocks.

 

 

[Photo:  UNTV Cup]
[Photo: UNTV Cup]

An inspirational message is given by Kuya Daniel Razon and Bro. Eli Soriano of Members Church of God International both to the players and to the fans. An additional 500, 000 is given by Bro. Eli Soriano for the winning team for the efforts given by the players and coaching teams for the benefit of the teams’ charities of their choice.

 

 

Mr. Daniel Razon

 

“Ang atin na ngayong magiging grand prize for the champion na mapupunta sa kanilang charitable institution of their choice, its either AFP or PNP, ang mangyayari, ang atin ng grand prize ngayon ay instead of 1 million ay magiging 1.5 million. So instead na 500,000 naman po yung sa runner up ay ginawa na po ni Jerry Panghulan na 650. Good luck to AFP and PNP. May the best team win. “

 

— Kuya Daniel Razon

 

 

Best Player of the Game
Best Player of the Game,  Alvin Zuniga

 

… dahil sa collective effort coming from all of these people, itong team AFP Cavaliers na ito, we manage and secure the game and we will be back again in game 3, that’s a promise.”

 

— Alvin Zuniga, Best Player of the Game

 

Coach Alfredeo Cayco
Coach Alfredeo Cayco

 

Kagaya ng sinasabi ko palagi sa mga tao ko, let us start practicing. Kung ano yung mga lapses natin, i-recover natin, kagaya ng paghahanda namin, itong coming week, maghahanda pa rin kami to refresh yung aming mga players dun sa aming mga plays na ginagawa. At nakita ko na very commited ang aking mga players ngayon kaya una pa lang binanatan na namin.”

 — Coach Alfredeo Cayco, AFP Cavaliers

 

[Photo: UNTV Cup 2]
[Photo: UNTV Cup 2]
 

 

MMDA Band opens the UNTV Cup 2 Finals hosted by Ryan Ramos and Rheena Villamor.

 

An exhibition game between Team Executive vs Team `Legislators welcomes the first game. Captain Yamamoto and Sec. Joel Villanueva rallied at the last minute of the second quarter but the Legislators fought back to gain the lead. Team Manager of the Legislators, Senator Ralph Recto, Cong. Neil Tupas and Senator Sonny Angara also played their best plays. The tight ball game between the Executives and the Legislators final score, 66-65 in favor of the Legislators.

On June 8, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the two teams will fight for the coveted title for UNTV Cup Season 2 Finals is on.

 

 

 

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!

 

UNTV Cup Season 2 — Fight for the Top

Pasig City, Philippines — PNP Responders at the finals.  On June 15, 2014, Sunday afternoon, fans of both MMDA and PNP eagerly awaited and anticipated the knockout games of  #UNTV Cup Season 2  Finals at the Ynares Sports Complex.
PNP ‘s energy shook the Blackwolves taking advantage to the unforced errors of the MMDA Blackwolves at an early fight. PNP lead throughout the game and after the 3rd quarter, the Responders’ 9 point lead prevails against the Blackwolves.
Ollan Omiping took two difficult shots at the first quarter  fast break offense.  A 36-17 in favor of  PNP.   The second quarter offensive rebound of Omiping is a  major factor for MMDA’s most turnovers.  MVP Ollan ‘the Sniper’ Omiping is the best player of the game.

 

Omiping, best player of the game with daughter
[Omiping, best player of the game with daughter]

The second half had been a running game for the MMDA Black Wolves down with a 17 point lead against the Responders . The PNP Responders dominated and ending the game with a 13 point lead.
Ollan Omiping blasted another 3 point shot with a dance. With a total of 31 points and 4 assist, Omiping lead the Responders. Harold Sta. Cruz with 14 rebounds and 4 steals and Jay Mann Misola with 3 blocks respectively.

Photo credit: UNTV Cup Season 2
[Photo credit: UNTV Cup Season 2]

The second season of the UNTV Cup, PNP Responders had chosen PNP Special Educational Assistance Program as their beneficiary. According to PSSupt. Tomas Colet Apolinario, Chief Morale and Welfare Division, by giving financial assistance to their 465 students (scholars) as beneficiaries, this would help these less fortunate to continue their studies for the betterment of the families left by the policemen at duty.

 

DO or DIE GAME of AFP Cavaliers against Judiciary Magistrates

 

The close game between the Cavaliers and the Magistrates had made the bench of both teams hardly sat on because of the head to head fight. The second quarter finishes off with a 38-36 score in favor of the AFP Cavaliers.

On the 3rd half, Don Camaso was ejected with 2 technical fouls.  This would mean an ejection of a player to a game. The 3rd quarter left a 1-point lead of the Judiciary against the Magis.

 

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With seconds away from the end game, a turnover by the Magistrates as the Cavaliers pressed pressure. The tight game between two teams resulted a collision between Don Camaso of the Judiciary Magis against Alvin Zuniga of the AFP Cavaliers.

 

atoy    [referees discuss the clash between Alvin Zuniga and Don Camaso]

 

The top players headed by the AFP  Cavaliers’ Rolando Pascual with 24 points and 12 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals. Eugene Tan with 8 assists and Alvin Zuniga with 2 steals. With the Judiciary Magis, Don Camaso scored 22 points, 12 rebounds and 1 block. Julius Caesar Rabino with 2 assists and 3 steals and F. Salamat with 3 assists.

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                                      [ Photo credit: UNTV Cup Season 2 ]

 

This is a do or die game more than what the audience expected. A close game fight vie for the finals night to be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The AFP Cavaliers’ beneficiary  AFPEBSO  (Armed Forces of the Philippines Educational Benefit System Office )  fulfilling its slogan, “Leaving No Soldiers’  Orphan Behind.
Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon  took time to watch this close fight game. AFP Cavaliers will be facing the PNP Responders in the best of 3 championship games. Expect the best of the best games at the finals.