August 01, 2022

Letran, UST clash for survival

WANGS Basketball @26-Letran and Builders Warehouse-UST fight for their lives in the 2022 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup playoffs Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

The Knights are desperate to stop a three-game skein, including a tough 70-64 defeat to Apex Fuel-San Sebastian on Monday that stalled their bid for an outright semifinals spot.

Now, Fran Yu, Brent Paraiso, and co. will attempt to avoid elimination as they carry an even 3-3 record in this 1 p.m. game against a dangerous Growling Tigers side.

"Mabigat para sa amin yung pagkatalo, pero kailangan naming solusyunan ito. Dito mo makikita yung character ng mga bata," said coach Bonnie Tan.

Builders Warehouse-UST, on the other hand, is coming in with guns ablaze as it understands that it's heading into battle with an inferior quotient even if it rises from its 2-4 record.

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Sherwin Concepcion and the rest of the Espana crew will have no more tomorrow in this duel, all the more after scoring a huge 88-80 shocker over Marinerong Pilipino last week.

"Nakakaboost ng morale pa sa binubuo namin sa UST kung makakakuha kami ng mas marami pang panalo. Importante sa amin yun para mas lalong pagtibayin itong mga batang ito," said interim coach Albert Alocillo. (RL)