MPBL: Mindoro, Bacoor, Makati favored
Games Tuesday (Strike Gymnasium)
4 p.m. – Makati vs SOCCSKSARGEN
6:30 p.m. – Mindoro vs Marikina
8:30 p.m. – Parañaque vs Bacoor
MINDORO guns for its first back-to-back victories in the MPBL when it takes on Marikina even as Bacoor wants to get back on the winning track and complete a win at home in the resumption of the Lakan Season at the Strike Gymnasium Tuesday.
The Tamaraws salvaged a tough victory over the SOCCKSARGEN Marlins at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex a few days ago and they will have an opportunity to make it two in a row when it takes on the struggling Shoemasters in the second game of the triple header at 6:30 p.m.
Currently holding a 4-7 win-loss mark, the Justin Tan-mentored Tamaraws will try to charge their way led by ex-pro Mac Baracael and sweet shooting swingman Rodel Vaygan. They will be taking on a Shoemasters squad which could only come up with a win in 10 games it has played this season.
Bacoor, on the other hand, is aching to bounce back and vent its ire on the unpredictable Parañaque-Yabo Sports team in the main game at 8:30 p.m.
The Strikers suffered a heartbreaking setback against the Batangas City Athletics-Tanduay in their previous encounter. Their third loss in 11 games relegated the Chris Gavina-coached squad to third place in the southern division of this tournament put up by Senator Manny Pacquiao with PBA legend and former MVP Kenneth Duremdes serving as commissioner.
In the curtain riser, Makati hopes to extend its winning streak and adds winless SOCCSKSARGEN to its growing list of victims in their 4 p.m. encounter.
The Super Crunch flirted with disaster against the Pampanga Giant Lanterns, but managed to find ways to win behind Josh Torralba and Kib Montalbo, who drilled in the last four points of the squad, including the buzzer-beating jumper that sent Makati to its eighth win in nine games and a firm hold of the solo third spot og the tough northern division of the fastest growing regional amateur basketball league in the country.