The Philippine National Police (PNP) Responders arranged a one-game title clash with the Senate Sentinels after downing the AFP Cavaliers, 79-74, in the rubber match of their semis series in the UNTV Cup Executive Face-Off on Sunday at the Paco Arena in Manila.
Col. Anthony Padua shone brightest for the top-seeded Responders in the tightly-contested match after scattering 26 points on top of 4 steals, 3 assists and 1 rebound.
The winner-take-all match is set on July 23 at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City with the charity chosen by the champion team earning P1 million prize.
Geralfredo Andal led the Cavaliers anew with 23 points – one short of his output in the team’s 78-72 win last week that enabled them to force a playoff for the other final berth.
Senate made it first to the finals of the seven-team event organized by Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International CEO and President Daniel “Kuya Daniel” Razon after beating Office of the President Executives, 60-57, on July 2.
The Sentinels are bannered by Senators Joel Villanueva, Sonny Angara and Bong Go.