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    UP plans bonfire at Sunken Gardens if Maroons end 27-game losing streak in game against Falcons

    Aug 8, 2014
    The bonfire will be extra motivation for the players. Jaime Campos

    THERE will be quite a party if the University of the Philippines Maroons end a losing streak spanning close to two years on Saturday.

    UP team manager Dan Palami revealed a bonfire at the school's famous Sunken Garden will be held if the Maroons beat the Adamson Falcons in the UAAP men's basketball tournament on Saturday.

    "Yes (there will be a bonfire party)," Palami said of the information passed on to him by UP Chancellor Mike Lim Tan. “Whenever there’s a first win, we’ll celebrate that.”

     “Hopefully that will be added motivation for the players,” he added.

    The game against fellow winless side Adamson represents the Maroons' best chance to end a 27-game losing streak that stretched back to the college league's 2012 season. 

    Palami is hoping the Maroons, 0-6 win-loss this season, can pull off the win even without head coach Rey Madrid, who will serve out the second of his two-game suspension for 'point shaving' accusations made against the referees in a loss to University of Santo Tomas last week.

    “The job is to break that streak and hopefully find our first win this Saturday,” Palami, who is also the manager of the Azkals national football team, said.

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    The bonfire will be extra motivation for the players. Jaime Campos
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