THE Philippine National Police Responders are one win away from a seven-game sweep, defeating the Senate Sentinels, 86-64, on Sunday in the 2nd UNTV Cup Executive Face-Off at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Joel de Mesa led the Responders with 21 points, while Supt. Voltaire Garcia had a double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds.
Also shining was Philip Phillips who added 15 points as the Responders handed the Sentinels their second loss in five starts in the event offering P1 million to the chosen charity of the champion team.
Department of Justice Boosters kept its playoff hopes alive, beating the defending champion Armed Forces of the Philippines Cavaliers, 77-69, for their second win in five games.
The Cavaliers’ defeat was their fourth in as many games.
The Ombudsman Graftbusters moved up to solo second at 4-1 following a 62-42 drubbing of the GSIS Furies in the tournament organized by UNTV president and CEO Daniel Razon.
The top two after the single-round eliminations will have twice-to-beat advantages in the semifinals.