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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.

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    “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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