JRU to play tuneups ahead of clash vs San Beda after two-week break due to postponed game
Ervin Grospe rued the consequence of JRU's postponed game vs San Sebastian as it meant a two-week break for the Heavy Bombers before facing reigning champion San Beda. Dante Peralta

JOSE Rizal University may have escaped braving through heavy monsoon rains caused by Typhoon Gorio after the Heavy Bombers game on Thursday against San Sebastian at the Stags gym was postponed.

But JRU captain Ervin Grospe would have preferred playing the Stags compared to the punishing consequence of the postponement.

Instead of playing their fifth game of NCAA Season 93 against San Sebastian, the Heavy Bombers will have to overcome the long break before they battle no less than reigning champion San Beda.

"Parang mas gusto ko nga naglaro na kahapon eh," said Grospe on Friday.

Following the postponement of their game on Thursday, the Heavy Bombers will now face San Beda next Friday where coming off a two-week break. JRU's previous game was against Letran and the Heavy Bombers won, 65-62, last July 21.

"'Yung preparation namin, iibahin na naman kasi Beda na 'yung sunod. Parang mas gusto ko naglaro na para alam na kung panalo o talo kami kahapon."

Based on information he is receiving from the coaching staff, Grospe said the Heavy Bombers will be playing tune-up games before they play the Red Lions in hope that they remain in top form.

Grospe is confident the long break won't be much of an issue with the coaching staff's preparation in the coming week.

"Kanina nag-practice kami tapos bukas yata, may tune-up kami. Siguro para hindi rin kami mabakante. Mas maganda manalo kami sa tune-up para nasa winning note kami bago lumaro sa Beda," said Grospe.

Grospe said the Heavy Bombers will need to be at their best when they play against the Red Lions, who are second in the team standings with a 4-1 record behind unbeated Lyceum (4-0).

"Siyempre defending champion 'yan. Talagang malakas 'yan. Siguro basta laban kami. Basta 'yung depensa namin, maganda," said Grospe.

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