July 04, 2018

Che'Lu Bar and Grill motivated to get even vs CEU

Che'Lu Bar and Grill gets a shot at redemption against the lone team which got a win at its expense when it faces Centro Escolar University in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Revellers coach Stevenson Tiu wouldn't deny that his side is hell-bent on getting back at the Scorpions, especially with how his team has been playing in the last four games.

"Very motivated kami," he said ahead of the 3 p.m. tiff. "Since yun ang tumalo sa amin, it's payback time."

CEU took the two team's first meeting, 94-78 back in opening week.

But this is a new Che'Lu side, one that has soared to the top of the standings at 4-1, and proved that it is here to stay with a stunning 97-95 win over erstwhile leaders Go for Gold last Tuesday.

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Jeff Viernes has not been alone in this quest as Chris Bitoon and Jessie Collado have found their strides to come to the aid of the Revellers.

One thing that favors the Scorpions in this duel, though, will be rest as they are coming off a 10-day break after their 97-79 victory over Marinerong Pilipino-TIP.

Acting coach Derrick Pumaren utilized that break to double down on instilling his system as he expects to see more from leader Orlan Wamar and Cameroonian big man Gilles Oloume.

"We have to stay sharp. We need to catch up on the things what were supposed to do and we know that we still got things we got to work on," he said.