June 23, 2018, 5:59 am
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Go for Gold out to stretch win streak

ALTHOUGH his team is on a two-game roll, Go for Gold coach Charles Tiu is far from pleased especially with chemistry woes still an issue for the Scratchers.

“I’m still not that confident because our next game is against CEU,” said Tiu. “They’re a tough team and I will not be so confident against them.”

Go for Gold tries to stretch its winning streak to three and keep its hold of the early solo lead today when it tackles Centro Escolar University in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Clashing in the other game at 1 p.m. are Che’Lu Bar and Grill and AMA Online Education.

The Scratchers will go into the match set at 3 o’clock armed with a close 86-83 decision over the Titans last June 7.

Tiu is wary of the Scorpions’ vaunted pressure defense, saying: “Hopefully, we can prepare against them because they are a pressing team and kami medyo veteran and old team.

“We are hoping we will be able to follow our game plan and play better against them.”

Gab Banal, Kris Porter and former pro James Martinez are expected to lead Go for Gold’s charge anew.

CEU is coming off a shock 90-96 loss to Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College last Monday and will pin its hopes on its bevy of shooters in Piece Chan, Rich Guinitaran, and Orlan Wamar and 6-foot-5 Cameroonian import Gilles Oloume.

After a deflating defeat in their opener, the Revellers bounced back big with an 88-71 thrashing of fancied Marinerong Pilipino also last Monday.

Che’Lu Bar and Grill tactician Stevenson Tiu, however, is not taking AMA Online Education lightly.

“Every team ay hindi dapat i-take for granted,” noted Tiu. “So every game we have to prepare.”

Former pro Jeff Vienes, Jessie Collado, Jay-R Taganas, and Chris Bito-on will be counted upon by the Revellers.

AMA Online Education will rely on Owen Graham, Irvin Palencia, and Aldrich Liwag in its bid to snap a two-game skid.
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