TWO-TIME champion Judiciary outlasted Philippine International Trading Center 65-55 in their do-or-die duel to clinch the fourth and last semis ticket in the 8th UNTV Cup over the weekend at the Paco Arena in Manila.
The Judiciary Magis pulled away from a tight contest after former PBA players Warren Ybanez and Chester Tolomia combined with Eric Dionisio in a telling run in the stretch and complete the semis cast in the annual tournament organized by UNTV President and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon for public servants.
Judiciary earned a semis date with No. 1 seed and defending champion Armed Forces of the Philippines starting this Sunday at the same venue.
The other semis pairing, also a best-of-three affair, will have No. 2 seed Department of Environment and Natural Resources going up against National Housing Authority.