MARINERONG Pilipino targets a top two spot in Group A when it meets iWalk Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The unbeaten Skippers can annex their winning run to five and claim twice-to-beat advantages in the quarterfinals if they hurdle the Chargers in this 3:30 p.m. clash.
And coach Yong Garcia knows it.
"Ang sabi ko nga, mate-test ang team namin. Sa next round, talagang malalakas na yung team namin kaya magandang chance ito sa amin na makaharap ng mga beteranong team," he said.
Eloy Poligrates has been the shining light for Marinerong Pilipino in this 4-0 run, as seen in its 73-51 victory over Asia's Lashes last week.
He'll also have JR Alabanza and Jhonard Clarito by his side in this quest to assure the Skippers of an edge come playoff time.
It won't be a walk in the park, though, with the Chargers also looking to boost their playoff hopes as they currently sit with a 2-2 card.
Bouncing back is the goal for iWalk as it guns to rebound from its 120-84 loss to CEU last Thursday.
Bernie Bregondo and Wowie Escosio will flank the Chargers, who are set to welcome back coach Jonas Villanueva in the affair.