PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) got back on the winning track with an 88-82 win over Department of Justice (DOJ), gaining a share of the lead with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the UNTV Cup Executive Face-Off at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Supt. Anthony Padua had 32 points as the PNP Responders notched their third win in four games and clinched a semis berth.
Dexter Vitug added 28 points for the Responders.
AFP also clinched a semis berth with an 82-68 drubbing of Judiciary behind Army Coronel Oliver Vesliño, Gen. Mel Feliciano, Col. William Gonzales and Gen. Gener del Rosario.
Vesliño led AFP’s attack with 16 points, Felicino scored 14, Gonzales added 13, while Del Rosario chipped in 10.
Senate, drawing inspired games from Lino Ong, Sen. Sonny Angaya and Warren Tan, kept its semis bid alive with an 88-67 crushing of Bureau of Customs.
Senate tied DOJ and Judiciary for third to fifth places with similar 2-2 records while eliminating Customs from the tournament organized by UNTV president and CEO Daniel Razon.