pope ph

PBA D-league resumes today

THE FRUITAS Shakers and the Café France try to shake off the rust from the long break as the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup continues today at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

Fruitas guns for its third straight win when it battles the winless Informatics Icons while the Bakers aim to bounce back from their defeat to Blackwater when they face off against the Jose Rizal University in the main offing at 4 pm.

The sixth-ranked Shakers seek to improve on their 3-3 (win-loss) record to enhance their chances of advancing to the quarterfinals.  They have won their last two games but have not played in nearly a month since stunning Big Chill, 86-81, last Dec. 11.

Informatics remains the only team in the 11-team field without a win but the Fruitas coach has a strong feeling that the Icons are due for a win.

With a 0-7 mark, the Icons are out of contention for a playoff berth.

Meanwhile, for the Bakers, the loss to Blackwater Sports was particularly heart breaking because it diminished their chances for an outright semifinal berth. But they’re still in the race for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

The Heavy Bombers (2-4)  are seeking an all-important win to avoid elimination and stay in contention for a quarterfinal spot. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

Follow Us

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Basketball , PBA D-League Aspirant's Cup

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94