Two-time champion Armed Forces of the Philippines inched closer to sweeping the Group A elims with a 93-87 win over GSIS, even as Judiciary finally nailed its first win in the 7th UNTV Cup held over the weekend at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Vicente Evidor topscored for the AFP Cavaliers this time with 24 points aside from posting five rebounds, two assists and a steal as AFP stretched its winning run to five games.
Former Letran star Boyet Bautista added 16 points, four rebounds and three assists for the Cavaliers, who took a commanding 83-62 advantage going into the payoff period.
The Furies rallied in the last four minutes, but they ran out of time and suffered their fourth defeat in the tournament for public servants and organized by UNTV president and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon.
In other matches, the PITC Global Traders notched their second straight win by downing the Department of Justice Boosters, 74-60, through another inspired performance from Rod Vasallo, while the Judiciary Magis overpowered the Ombudsman Graft Busters, 104-65.
Vasallo produced another solid all-around performance with 22 points, four steals and three rebounds for the Global Traders in the event offering P4 million to the chosen charity of the champion team.
Six players from the Magis finished in double figures with Regilito Malinao scoring 15 points and former PBA player Chester Tolomia chipping in 14 points.