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Bombers vs Gems today in D-League

/ 07:11 AM January 31, 2013

THE Jose Rizal University aims to barge in the top four heading to the quarterfinal round when they finish their prelims campaign with a match against the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems today in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

The Heavy Bombers earned a slot in the quarterfinals after Fruitas Shakers took care of Boracay Rum, 73-61, which took the load off the shoulders of JRU. Nonetheless, JRU coach Vergel Meneses and his troops are still motivated to win their last elimination round assignment against Cebuana Lhuillier [4-5] to clinch number four seeding and earn a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

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The Heavy Bombers have won their last four so they have some momentum going for them in the scheduled 2 p.m. duel that is expected to be fast-paced and physical.

The day’s other match pits Erase Xfoliant [2-7] against semi-finalist-in-waiting Blackwter Sports at 4 p.m.

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The Shakers will be rooting for the Heavy Bombers because a win by JRU would pave their entry into the quarterfinals. Big Chill, on the other hand, wants the Gems to win to clinch the No. 4 spot and the twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

Should JRU win and wind up tied with third place Cagayan Valley and Big Chill [6-4], the Superchargers will be relegated at No. 5 due to inferior quotient. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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