Cavaliers, Magis, Responders advance

SEASON 4 Finals MVP Boyet Bautista struck for seven triples to lead the defending champion Armed Forces of the Philippines Cavaliers past the Ombudsman Graft Busters, 103-85, Thursday in the UNTV Cup at the Pasig City Sports Center.

Bautista made 25 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists and was hailed as the Best Player of the Game.

The Cavaliers, who bounced back from two consecutive losses, advanced to the second round of the eliminations.

The AFP Cavaliers hound Ombudsman’s Mark Anthony Marcos during their UNTV Cup game at the Pasig Sports Center.

“For the second round, we will intensify our practices. We will  double our efforts in our practices. We will return the championship caliber of the AFP to be competitive again,” said AFP Head Coach Sonny Manucat. 

Mark Anthony Marcos and Ronnie Zagala led the Graft Busters with a combined 60 points.

Meanwhile, two-time champion Judiciary Magis also advanced to the second round, together with three-time runner-up PNP Responders.

The Judiciary Team grabbed second place in Group B with a 5-1record after beating the HOR solons in the first game with scores of 114-94.

On the other hand, the PNP Responders are in third place in Group B with 4 wins and 2 losses after defeating the GSIS Furies, 90-80.

Julius Criste led the Responders with 24 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal.

Some of the scores

First Game

JUDICIARY MAGIS (114)--C. Tolomia 32, A.Capus 16, C. Camaso 14, W. Ybanez 13, J. Rabino 10, H. Bergonio 9, C. Roma 5, V. Puno 4, J. Marquez 3, R. Paras 3, F. Salamat 3, J. Serrano 2

HOR SOLONS (94)--E. Sta. Maria 26, E. Billones 25, F. Adriano 21, A. Gamboa 10, E. Rodriguez 4, M. Romero 3, M. Dimaporo 3, R. Abu

QUARTER SCORES   32-22, 65-53, 82-82, 114-94

Second Game

AFP CAVALIERS (103)--B. Bautista 25, A. Zuniga 12, W. Sergio 10, J. Quiambao 10, P. Fernandez 8, E. Tan 8, R. Pascual 8, W. Casulla 6, R. Araneta 5, I. San Esteban 5, L. Cabayao 3, J. Galiza 3

OMBUDSMAN GRAFT BUSTERS (85) – R. Zagala 33, M. Marcos 27, M. Caceres 13, A. Dator 6, N. Buentipo 2, F. Palacio 2, R. Castro 2

QUARTER SCORES   23-24, 54-46, 75-65, 103-85

Third Game

PNP RESPONDERS (98)--J. Criste 24, O. Omiping 12, A. Bayabao 10, A. Yanquiling 10, J. Misola 7, H. Sta. Maria 5, R. Cabrera 5, R. Abaya 4, C. Elopre 4, A. Tolentino 4, J. Cabahug 4, J. Abutog 3, H. Decena 2, R. Ongutan 2, J. Tacsay 2

GSIS FURIES (80)--R. Banzali 21, J. Abugan 19, S. Mopera 15, R. Diaz 10, D. Bunyi 9, F. Dorato 4, M. Alfonso 2

QUARTER SCORES  24-13, 53-37, 82-54, 98-80

Topics: Boyet Bautista , Armed Forces of the Philippines Cavaliers , Ombudsman Graft Busters , UNTV Cup , Pasig City Sports Center
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