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Senate sweeps Malacañang-PSC to take UNTV Cup title

In just their first try, the Senate Defenders became the UNTV Cup champs.
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Senate broke away in the final half-hour to repulse Malacañang-PSC, 84-64, to claim its first UNTV Cup title at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Monday night.

The Defenders outscored the Kamao, 22-13, in the second quarter to turn a 17-21 deficit after the first quarter to a 39-34 lead by halftime.

Senate then continued the domination in the second half, eventually going on a 25-14 fourth quarter to secure the win.

“We played as a team and I think that was the key,” said team captain Sonny Angara, whose team completed a 2-0 sweep of the best-of-three series to capture the championship in just its first try.

Malacañang-PSC, on the other hand, ended up as bridesmaid anew in its third finals appearance, also losing last year's finals to erstwhile champion PNP.

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