Builders set sights on 3rd semis slot

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    NATIONAL Housing Authority tries to secure the third semis berth when it battles Philippine International Trading Corporation in the quarterfinals of the 8th UNTV Cup today at the Paco Arena in Manila.

    The game is set at 4:30 p.m. with both teams out to sustain their winning starts in the Round of 8 of the tournament offering P4 million to the chosen charity of the champion team.

    The Builders of coach Benneth Palad hiked their record to 7-3 with a 67-59 win over the Judiciary Magis while the PITC Global Traders improved to 6-4 with a 74-61 win over the Department of Agriculture Food Masters last week.

    The Food Masters and the Magis clash at 3 p.m. with both squads needing a win to stay in the semis hunt of the annual tournament organized by UNTV President and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon for public servants.

    The top two finishers after the round will join defending champion and No. 1 seed Armed Forces of the Philippines and newcomer Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the semis, a best-of-three affair.