NEWCOMER Department of Environment and Natural Resources tries to inch closer to an outright semis berth when it battles Philippine International Training Corporation on Sunday in the 8th UNTV Cup at the San Juan City gym.
The DENR Warriors and Global Traders clash at 3:30 p.m., with the former going for their seventh straight win that will give them at least a playoff for the second outright semis berth.
DENR was left as the only undefeated team in the 8-team tourney after Judiciary stunned defending champion Armed Forces of the Philippines 78-72 last Sunday.
Judiciary’s win should boost its confidence in time for its 2 p.m. showdown with the PhilHealth Plus in the event offering P4 million to the chosen charity of the champion team.
Backstopped by former PBA players Chester Tolomia and Warren Ybanez, and Jearomel Serrano, the Magis are out to improve their 3-3 card.
The AFP Cavaliers try to get back on the winning track when they collide with the Malacañang-Philippine Sports Commission at 5 p.m. in the event organized by UNTV President and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon for public servants.
Like the Cavaliers, the Kamao are smarting from 78-68 loss to the Global Traders who are sporting a 4-2 record.