July 02, 2018

Skidding Marinerong Pilipino and winless AMA collide

Two teams aiming to snap out of their funk clash on Tuesday when Marinerong Pilipino-TIP and AMA Online Education face off in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

From being seen as an early favorite, the Skippers have now suffered two straight defeats and are in danger of falling out of the top four.

But coach Koy Banal is no stranger to this position, noting that despite Marinerong Pilipino-TIP suffering the 97-79 loss to CEU, his squad can still get its act straight starting in the 3p.m. game.

"I said I don't want to make excuses. We're gonna get better. We've been here in this situation before and been here in this situation a lot of times and we know what to do," he said.

Trevis Jackson has been the shining light for the Skippers, but his contributions alone won't get things done as he needs more help from his support group if they want to rise from their current 2-3 card.

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The Titans, on the other hand, are just desperate for any good news.

Yet to taste a win in five tries, AMA Online Education coach Mark Herrera has no other recourse but to keep the faith as he banks on the duo of Andre Paras and Owen Graham to finally end the slump.