July 08, 2018

Che'Lu Bar and Grill seeks to extend winning streak to six games

Che'Lu Bar and Grill seeks to inch closer on gaining a semi-finals berth in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup when it tests Marinerong Pilipino-TIP Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Winners of five straight games, the Revellers have been unstoppable after dropping their conference-opener and would love to extend that run in the 1 p.m. tiff.

Confidence is on a high for Che'Lu after avenging its lone defeat of the conference last Thursday, dealing Centro Escolar University a 105-80 decimation as it continues to hold on to the pole position of the standings at 5-1.

"Hopefully, maituloy-tuloy na natin," said coach Stevenson Tiu.

TNT reserve Levi Hernandez joins Che'Lu, giving Tiu another weapon to bolster the Revellers, which have relied on the leadership of Jeff Viernes, Chris Biton, and JayR Taganas.

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The Skipperrs, meanwhile, are coming off a 105-80 trouncing of AMA Online Education, and coach Koy Banal knows that his side will have their hands full against the league leader.

"Every game, whoever it is, it's a challenge for us. It's not only Che'Lu. All the teams, yun ang challenge sa amin," he said.

Javi Gomez de Liano has had his best game to date last time out, which bodes well as he emerged as another option to a team which have largely banked on Trevis Jackson and Robbie Manalang.