Judiciary eyes sweep of Malacanang in UNTV Cup finals; PBA greats play in charity match for Samboy Lim

JUDICIARY goes for a sweep of its title series with Malacañang when they clash in Game Two of the best-of-three finals in the 3rd UNTV Cup on Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Game time is at 8 p.m. with the Magis out to follow-up their masterful 89-71 win in the opener of their Finals at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City.

In that game, both teams played almost on even terms in the first two quarters until former PBA player Don Camaso exploded in the third quarter, knocking three of his four triples to spark the back-breaking run.

The Magis had six triples in that period to go into the final 10 minutes enjoying a 20-point cushion, 64-44.

Aside from Camaso, also expected to deliver the goods for the inaugural champions are Ariel Capus, Frederick Salamat, Julius Rabino and John Hall.

Meantime, Team Skywalker – a squad composed of PBA greats and friends of Samboy Lim – battles UNTV All-Star at 6:30 p.m. in a fund-raising game for the ailing PBA icon.

The game will be highlighted by the awarding of P1 million to the family of the Lim by UNTV CEO and Chairman Daniel Razon.

Playing for Team Skywalker are Ramon Fernandez, Atoy Co, William “Bogs” Adornado, Johnny Abarrientos, Allan Caidic, Alvin Patrimonio, Ato Agustin, Philip Cezar, Freddie Hubalde, Ronnie Magsanoc, Jojo Lastimosa, Pido Jarencio, Franz Pumaren, Art dela Cruz, Hector Calma, Jerry Codiñera, Bong Ravena, Ed Cordero, Alvin Teng, Tonichi Yturri, Noli Locsin, Olsen Racela, Bong dela Cruz and Nelson Asaytono.

All players as well as organizers and staff members of the game are sacrificing their talent fee to raise more funds for the treatment and therapy of Lim. 

TESDA Secretary Joel Villanueva, Mayor Beng Tupas and Rep. Gerald Gullas will spearhead the UNTV All-Stars.

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