DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources sustained its hot streak, claiming the scalp of National Housing Authority 87-84 to sweep Group B of the 8th UNTV Cup recently at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Paul Parreno outshone five DENR players who scored in doubles figures as he knocked in the buzzer-beating trey that shattered a 77-all count as the Warriors notched their fifth straight in the annual tournament for public servants.
Ed Rivera scattered 17 points to lead a well-balanced DENR attack while Melvin Bangal and Archie Gamboa added 15 each and Des Ayson and Ryan Abanes combined for 21 points.
Parreno chipped in 9 points for the Warriors. who matched the record of Group A topnotcher and defending champion Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Former champion Philippine National Police kept its flickering second round hopes alive by downing GSIS 94-63, thanks to the efforts of Richard Villanueva and former University of the East player Olan Omiping.
With a 3-1 record, the PNP Responders need to hurdle their last assignment to advance to the second round of the elims in the annual tournament organized by UNTV president and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon.
Department of Agriculture improved to 4-1 in Group A of the tournament offering P4 million to the chosen charity of the champion team by downing SSS 99-79.