Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Powerade faces Maynilad

Posted by chardyboy on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 0 comments


A rejuvenated Junior Powerade squad hopes to win its second straight when it clashes with fancied Maynilad Water Tuesday in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Oreta gym in Malabon.

MANILA, Philippines — After starting their campaign with two straight losses, the Tigers barged into the win column by stunning erstwhile unbeaten Cebuana Lhuillier, 77-73, on April 7 at the Emilio Aguinaldo College gym in Manila.

In that game, coach Ricky Dandan got a big game from center Magi Sison who had 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks while drawing solid efforts from Fil-Ams John Smith and Mark Jeffries and returning UP guard Mike Gamboa.

Dandan, also UP’s coach, hopes to ride on the crest of this upset victory when they clash with a Water Dragons team that is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 77-67 loss to FCA last week.
Maynilad led by six points in the third quarter but the Cultivators erupted in the payoff period to fall to solo fi fth in Group B at 2-2.

For the second straight game, Maynilad will play sans American center Sudan Daniel who is nursing a knee injury he suffered during San Beda’s Filoil preseason loss to Ateneo on April 9.

But coach Frankie Lim will returns from a one-game suspension plus added former Barako Bull guard Borgie Hermida, an ex-Bedan, to the roster.

Gametime is set at 2 p.m. before RnW Pacific Pipes and Freego Jeans try to end their respective losing skids at 4 p.m.

After beating PC Gilmore, 76-72, on March 12, Pacific Pipes, despite the presence of formerPBL MVP Vic Manuel, ex-pro Jim Viray and Rey Leynes, lost its succeeding games to Blackwater and North Luzon Expressway to fall to 1-2 in Group A.

Freego, which will be led by current Adamson stars Eric Camson and Lester Alvarez, seeks to enter the win column after going to 0-3 following a defeat to Group A co-leader Blackwater on April 7.


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