Filoil: Falcons, Tamaraws square off

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UAAP squads Far Eastern U and Adamson gauge each other’s strengths, even as Letran seeks its second straight victory today in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Hanes Cup at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

The Tamaraws and Falcons clash for the first time since the Final Four of the UAAP tournament last season at 3:30 p.m., before the Knights face the La Salle Green Archers.

FEU coach Bert Flores admits that his team is far from its best form as the players continue to cope with the physical play in the tournament presented by Bostick Phils.

“We have a lot of new guys in our team and we have to accustom their play with the physicality in the games,” said FEU coach Bert Flores in Filipino.

The Tamaraws will be playing without guard Terrence Romeo and forward Clarence Foronda, who were both slapped with one-game suspensions after their scuffle with Pirates’ Faustine Pascual in the 72-50 victory last Monday.

The Falcons offer a stern test for the Tamaraws with a team built around big man Rodney Brondial and Jericho Cruz, who were instrumental in the 80-64 conquest of St. Benilde last week.

“FEU is always a tough team to beat,” said Adamson coach Leo Austria.

The Green Archers are looking for a breakthrough victory, after dropping their opening-day assignment to San Beda.

Standing in their way are the Knights, who leaned on the trio of Kevin Alas, Kevin Racal and Jam Cortes to repulse the University of the East, 64-56, last Saturday. With a report from Randolph Leongson, contributor

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