Kungfu Reyes issues challenge to Army, says locals need not rely on imports to get through PSL playoffs
Kungfu Reyes says the Army Lady Troopers imports have the edge in height, but don't have an advantage in skill. Jerome Ascano

COACH Kungfu Reyes hoping RC Cola Army would finally get into a rhythm as they enter the Super Liga Grand Prix playoffs.

Reyes noted he has not seen the fluid play that he wants, with holdovers surprisingly struggling to find their way on offense and imports yet to deliver huge on defense.

"Ang missing lang ay 'di pa namin mahanap right rhythm," said Reyes, who has Jovelyn Gonzaga, Rachel Anne Daquis, Tina Salak and Nene Bautista, players who have won multiple titles with the Army.

Reyes hopes the players finally would click, as the fourth-seeded Lady Troopers battle No. 5 Generika on Sunday at the PhilSports Arena for a place in the semifinals.

The 36-year old mentor reminded the Lady Troopers that they are talented enough and need not rely on American imports Kierra Holst and Hailie Ripley.

"Kasi import talaga, aminin man sa hindi, 'di kami kailangan dalhin ng import namin, kami ang magdadala sa import namin," he said. "And kailangan din lang nila kaming tulungan sa block."

"Malaki sila (imports) eh, 'yun lang kulang sa locals, ang height, pero sa skills lamang pa tayo eh," he added.

Foton and Petron have advanced, with No. 3 F2, Army, Generika and No. 6 Cignal battling for the last two semifinal berths.

"'Yung pinaghahandaan namin, mga mabibigat na laban, although natatalo ang ineensayo namin 'di pa lumalabas ang resulta pero hopefully magtama 'yung peak namin pagdating ng semis aarangkada na," he said.

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