JUDICIARY buried six triples in the payoff period and became the first team to beat Armed Forces of the Philipppines while Philippine National Police continued its surge in the 7th UNTV Cup held recently at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Chester Tolomia and Frederick starred for Judiciary’s third win in eight games by exploding for 37 points each to help the Judiciary Magis beat the AFP Cavaliers, 95-93.
Despite the loss, the Cavaliers still lead the standings with a 6-1 card followed by Malacañang-Philippine Sports Commission (5-1) and PNP 6-2.
The top two teams after the second round of elims advance outright to the semis of the event organized by UNTV president and CEO Daniel Razon for public servants.
The PNP Responders leaned on the hot hands of former University of the East player Olan Omiping to beat the National Housing Authority Builders, 102-93.
PNP’s win was its fifth straight since a 1-2 start, fortifying its bid to claim one of two outright berths in the semis.
In his best game in the league so far, Omiping erupted for 35 points aside from posting nine boards, four steals and three steals. Richard Villanueva backed him up with 14 points.
Meantime, Senate snapped a three-game losing run with an 84-76 win over the skidding Department of behind the 23-point performance of Garri Sevilla.
The win improved Senate’s record to 4-3.