Soldiers, 2 other teams eye playoffs

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    ASIA’S Lashes Tomas Morato, AMA Online Education, and Hyperwash try to gain playoff slots when they battle separate foes in their respective groups today in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

    The Soldiers are coming off a 108-98 victory over Hazchem last Aug. 26 that hiked their card to 3-2, and a win over iWalk will give them the third seeding in Group A.

    “Mas maganda na manalo pa rin kami ng last game. Must win kami doon,” said Asia’s Lashes coach Alvin Grey, who will bank on veterans James Martinez and Adrian Celada in the curtain-raiser set at 1:30 o’clock.

    The Titans are currently in fourth in Group A intend to book their place to complete the group’s playoff picture when they take on the Green Warriors (1-4) at 3:30 p.m.

    AMA Online Education absorbed a 77-86 loss to Centro Escolar University last Aug. 15, and that long break might help the Titans in their quest for a quarterfinals berth.

    The duo of former Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Aaron Black and Vince Tolentino are expected to anchor AMA Online Education anew against Hazchem, which is coming off a humiliating 76-126 defeat also against CEU last Sept. 2.

    Hyperwash’s (2-3) clashed with Italiano’s Homme (1-3) at 5:30 p.m.