Undefeated Eagles eye solo lead vs Cardinals
Ateneo and Mapua stake their immaculate records when they clash on Tuesday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup in San Juan.
The Eagles will zoom to solo Group A lead and past rivals La Salle Archers if they beat the Cardinals in their 12:30 p.m. clash at Filoil Flying V Centre.
The Eagles and the Archers currently share the lead at 4-0 while Mapua is one game behind at 3-0.
College of St. Benilde, likewise holding a 4-0 card in Group B, faces University of Santo Tomas at 2:15 p.m.
The Blazers evaded upset-conscious Arellano University, 74-69, on Friday to stay unscathed.
Coach TY Tang will again rely on veterans Yankee Haruna and Clement Leutcheu and the younger set led by Unique Naboa and Justin Gutang when they shoot for a fifth consecutive victory.
On the other hand, the Growling Tigers under new coach Aldin Ayo are still trying to assemble a competitive team.
According to Ayo, he is eyeing the services of two big men who will miss the Preseason Cup but will be ready in time for the UAAP.
In the Hanes One-On-One King of the Hardcourt action, University of the East’s Jason Straight goes up against Jose Rizal U’s Jed Mendoza.
In the 4:30 p.m. Group B game, Adamson (2-0) takes on Far Eastern U (3-1).