June 13, 2018

Che'Lu Bar and Grill faces hard-luck AMA

CHE'LU Bar and Grill aims to capitalize on its improved chemistry when it takes on cellar-dwelling AMA Online Education on Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig,

The Revellers have put their pre-season woes behind them and delivered a big 88-71 victory over Marinerong Pilipino on Monday to chalk one in the win column.

And for coach Stevenson Tiu, the longer time together really did wonders for his side.

"We're much better compared sa first game namin. Pero I asked for the players' commitment, lalo na sa veterans and masaya naman ako na nagre-respond sila," he said.

Jeff Viernes' scoring is a given, but what caught Tiu off-guard were the stellar performances from Jessie Collado and Jay-R Taganas in the Revellers' shocker over the Skippers.

But he needs more of those to be able to replicate the feat, this time against the Titans.

Game time is at 1 p.m.

AMA, on the other hand, has been hard lucked to get any breaks, especially after its close 86-83 defeat to Go for Gold last week.

Fortunately for them, Owen Graham is slowly looking like the top pick he was billed, and coach Mark Herrera expects the Fil-Am winger to do more of those in the coming games.