MALACANANG-Philippine Sports Commission scored a comfortable win while National Housing Authority needed two extra periods to prevail in the 8th UNTV Cup over the weekend at the Pasig City Sports Center.
The Malacañang-PSC Kamao used a balanced attack to overpower the GSIS Furies 102-69 while the NHA Builders got crucial baskets from the Tibay twins – Waldermar and Ralph – to complete a stirring 108-101victory over the Judiciary Magis.
The lone Group A match also ended in overtime with PhilHealth nailing its first win in three games with a 118-110 win over the Ombudsman Graftbusters in the event organized by UNTV president and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon.
Joseph Besa led five Kamao players in double figures with 19 points while Michael Ignario and Ian Garrido contributed 17 and 14 points, respectively, as the team bucked the absence of leading scorer Erick dela Cuesta.
Former Letran star Jonathan Aldave starred for the PhilHealth Plus by exploding for 38 points apart from posting seven boards and two assists. Backing him up was Mark Pedroso who tallied 19 points, 9 assists, five rebounds and three steals.
The Builders of coach Benneth Palad trailed in the first three quarters before the Tibay twins joined forces with Alvin Vitug to force the extra period.