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    Marinero eyes twice-to-beat advantage in quarters as Skippers face iWalk Chargers

    Aug 25, 2019
    PHOTO: PBA D-League Images

    MARINERONG Pilipino eyes a top two spot in group play when it meets iWalk on Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

    The unbeaten Skippers eye their fifth straight win and a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

    The match is set at 3:30 p.m.

    "Ang sabi ko nga, mate-test ang team namin. Sa next round, talagang malalakas na yung team namin kaya magandang chance ito sa amin na makaharap ng mga beteranong team," he said.

    Behind Eloy Poligrates, Marinerong Pilipino is on an unbeaten start, ripping Asia's Lashes, 73-51, last week.

    JR Alabanza and Jhonard Clarito also provide firepower for the Skippers as they take on a Chargers squad looking to boost their playoff hopes as they currently sit with a 2-2 card.

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      BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare also shoots for a playoff spot when it returns to action against winless McDavid-La Salle Araneta at 1:30 p.m.

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      The Saints are coming off a 20-day break following an 85-70 whipping of TIP.

      Coach Stevenson Tiu says he doesn't feel like BRT Sumisip-St. Clare has been tested in the first three games.

      "Hindi kami ma-push to the limit, kung hanggang saan ang team namin," he said, with the Saints' average winning margin at 35 points. "Gusto din sana namin makakuha ng close games habang nasa eliminations para makuha din namin jelling."

      Asia's Lashes Tomas Morato (2-2) caps off the busy gameday at 5:30 p.m. as it eyes to boost its playoff hopes when it collides with Hazchem (1-2).

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