Judiciary battles NHA as UNTV q’finals begin

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    TWO-TIME champion Judiciary tries to extend its winning run to five when it battles National Housing Authority today as the quarterfinals of the 8th UNTV Cup get going at the Paco Arena in Manila.

    Coming off a four-game sweep of the second round for a 6-3 mark, the Judiciary Magis are slightly favored over the Builders in their 4:30 p.m. showdown.

    Mentored by former UST hotshot Benneth Palad, the Builders also finished the round with a 6-3 record in the event organized by UNTV President and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon.

    Clashing in the other game at 3:30 p.m. are Department of Agriculture and PITC, with the winner boosting its record to 6-4.

    The four teams play a single-round with the top two finishers joining No. 1 and defending champion Armed Forces of the Philippine and second-ranked Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Final Four.

    AFP and DENR advanced outright to the semis after finishing 1-2 with 8-1 and 7-2 marks, respectively, in the eliminations.