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    Barako Bull's hard climb begins with Bolts match

    Nov 29, 2012
    Bong Ramos is still looking for his first win two games into his reign as new Barako Bull coach. Jerome Ascano

    EXPECT Barako Bull to be on survival mode beginning on Friday night.

    The Energy Cola plays the first of three must-win games in their PBA Philippine Cup schedule as they take on the unpredictable Meralco Bolts at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Although they’ve lost their last three matches and remain near the cellar with a 3-8 record, the Energy Cola are still very much in contention for a quarterfinal berth as they are just two games behind eight-running Air21 Express at 4-8.

    But the team needs to start winning, and it should begin in their 4:15 p.m. encounter with the 6-6 Bolts.

    Good thing for Barako, Meralco is also coming off a loss, having droppeda tough 88-85 setback against Alaska on Wednesday night.

    Otherwise, the rest of Barako Bull's schedule is an uphill climb as it involves team in the upper bracket of the standings – against Barangay Ginebra on Sunday, and Rain or Shine on December 7.

    The Energy Cola lost to Petron a week ago in a road game in Lucena City, 93-83, that kept new coach Bong Ramos still winless two games since taking over the job from Junel Baculi.

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    Bong Ramos is still looking for his first win two games into his reign as new Barako Bull coach. Jerome Ascano
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