Standings: Group A – AFP (3-1), Senate (3-1), PNP (3-1), BFP (3-2), GSIS (2-2), DOH (1-3), COA (0-5); Group B – Malacanang-PSC (4-1), NHA (3-1), Judiciary (3-1), DA (2-2), PDEA (2-3), DOJ (1-3), Ombudsman (0-4).
JUDICIARY tries to formalize its entry into the second round when the two-time champion collides with Department of Agriculture in Group B while Senate looks to secure the solo lead in Group A in the 6th UNTV Cup on Sunday at the Pasig Sports Center.
Coming off an impressive a 93-82 win over erstwhile unbeaten Malacanang-Philippine Sports Commission, the Judiciary Magis take on the DA Food Masters in search for their fourth win in five games.
Expected to lead the Magis are former PBA players Warren Ybanez, Chester Tolomia and Don Camaso.
Ybanez was deadly in the team’s victory over the Malacanang Kamao where he tallied 24 points and eight rebounds while Camaso and Tolomia combined for 29 points in the tournament offering P4 million to the chosen charity of the champion.
Meantime, the Kamao try to get back on the winning track when they collide with the also-ran Ombudsman Graftfighters at 2 p.m. while the Senate Defenders go up against the Department of Health Achievers at 3:30 p.m.
The Defenders hope to remain sharp despite a three-week respite as they shoot for their fourth win in five games. They are currently locked for the lead with defending champion PNP and AFP with similar 3-1 records.
Through the red-hot shooting of Jeff Sanders, the Defenders handed the PNP Responders their first defeat with a 68-56 win.