CHE’LU Bar and Grill aims to continue riding its wave of momentum in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup when it tests Marinerong Pilipino-TIP on Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
TNT reserve Levi Hernandez beefs up the Revellers, who are looking to stretch their streak to six.
The match starts at 1 p.m.
Hernandez is expected to provide an immediate boost for Che’Lu Bar and Grill (5-1) bannered by Jeff Viernes, Chris Bitoon and JayR Taganas.
The Revellers are coming off a big win over CEU last Thursday that avenged their lone loss. And for coach Stevenson Tiu, that could only mean good things moving forward.
“Hopefully, maituloy-tuloy na natin,” he said.
On the other hand, the Engineers know they are definitely the underdogs. That’s why coach Koy Banal has been doubling his efforts to prepare the Engineers (3-3), seeking to redeem themselves after suffering an 88-71 defeat last June 11.
“Every game, whoever it is, it’s a challenge for us. It’s not only Che’Lu. All the teams, yun ang challenge sa amin,” he said, as he looks for another big games from Javi Gomez de Liano, Trevis Jackson and Robbie Manalang.
In the first game, Go for Gold (4-2) tries to snap its slide when faces winless AMA Online Education (0-6) at 11 a.m.