Cignal, Racal Ceramica clash one last time for all the marbles in Aspirants' Cup
Coach Jerry Codinera is eyeing his first D-League crown, while coach Boyet Fernandez looks to add to his seven titles. Dante Peralta

CIGNAL-San Beda and Racal Ceramica battle for the final time in the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Coach Boyet Fernandez said the Game Two loss hardly dented the Hawkeyes’ confidence. 

"We're staying positive. It's just a matter of us seeing what really happened today and regroup again. I'm sure we'll be ready," said Fernandez, whose team finished atop the standings after the elimination round.

The match starts at 4 p.m.

Fernandez said effort, which he said they lacked in the loss, will spell the difference in the series finale.

"I think it's more of the effort, who really wants it more," said Hawkeyes coach Boyet Fernandez.

"As what I’ve said, we lost this one but the only thing Racal did was tie us. They have to beat us one more time so we’ll not allow it that way."

Racal coach Jerry Codinera said the Tile Masters are happy, but not satisfied with leveling the series against top seeded Hawkeyes.

"Happy na nga kami naka-equalize," he said. "Pero we'll continue to adjust and give our best on Thursday."

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