BIG CHILL hopes that the return of Terrence Romeo to its line-up will translate into a return to its winning ways when it goes up against streaking Boracay Rum on Monday in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at The Arena in San Juan.
Big Chill head coach Robert Sison said Romeo is scheduled to return to action with the Superchargers against the Waves in the match-up set at 2 p.m.
“Definitely, he is a big boost to our morale and confidence,” said Sison.
Romeo was out for a month with a fracture in his right hand and his return is a shot in the arm for Big Chill after it suffered a shocking defeat last week.
The Superchargers scored a huge 86-77 overtime victory over four-time defending champion NLEX, but were pulled back down to earth by newcomer Hogs Breath Café, 63-69.
Sison hopes that the players have learned a lesson in the stunning defeat.
“It made the players realize that no team in this league is a pushover,” Sison said.
The Waves try to close in on league-leading Fruitas and extend their winning streak against the Superchargers.
After its two-point loss to Cebuana Lhuillier in the opener, the Waves won back-to-back games against cellar dwellers Informatics and Jumbo Plastic.
But Boracay Rum coach Lawrence Chongson said the real test begins with Big Chill.
“I don’t see it as gauge on how we’ll perform in our next outing (against Big Chill),” said Chongson. “Our schedule gets tougher as the conference goes along. We just have to try to play our best basketball and do the things that work for us.”
In other games, Cagayan Valley and Informatics go for their first win when they collide at 12 p.m. while Café France battle Jumbo Plastic at 4 p.m.
After the title series against NLEX, the Rising Suns lost their first game of the conference, bowing to Boracay Rum, 85-89, in overtime last week.
The Icons, meanwhile, have yet to chalk up a victory, losing their first two games in overtime.
Café France eyes its second win in three outings after beating Informatics, 84-77, in overtime, while Jumbo Plastic lost to Boracay Rum, 67-87, in their previous outing.