March 08, 2020

Builders Warehouse-UST eyes early lead vs debuting Diliman College

BUILDERS Warehouse-UST seeks the early leadership when it takes on the debuting Diliman College on Monday in the 2020 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at Paco Arena in Manila.

The Growling Tigers are coming off a scintillating 115-62 victory over TIP last Thursday in a game highlighted by 23 triples en route to the 53-point rout.

Coach Aldin Ayo, however, refused to be carried away by their early success insisting his goal remains on fortifying the players' understanding of the system.

"We still have to establish our system and execute our schemes both on offense and defense," he said.

The Growling Tigers are once again looking at top guns Mark Nonoy, Rhenz Abando, and Beninese forward Soulemane Chabi Yo to show the way in the 1 p.m. encounter.

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"Ang purpose naman nito is to build the team. I always tell my players na knowing the system is not enough. Hindi pwedeng alam lang nila yung sistema. Kailangan gumaling din sila sa Sistema," ayo added.

Meanwhile, the Blue Dragons are out to prove that they can compete with the big boys.

Diliman College coach Rensy Bajar is pinning his hopes on top performers Robbi Darang, Johnnel Bauzon, and Senegalese center Abdoulaye Niang.

"Magandang chance sa amin ito na kalabanin ang UST, para na rin tumaas ang maturity ng mga bata," he said.