Centro Escolar University hopes to makes it two in a row when it battles Che'Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian on Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup.
Coach Stevenson Tiu readily acknowledges that his Revellers have a lot to catching up to do in terms of chemistry but hopes hardwork will help them slowdown the Scorpions.
"Chemistry-wise, mas llamado sila (CEU). We have to double or triple the work if we want to defeat CEU," Tiu said.
Fortunately for Che'Lu-San Sebastian, it has veterans in Samboy de Leon and Aaron Jeruta who know how CEU works things out. De Leon and Jeruta were part of the Scorpions team for quite a time.
CEU coach Yong Garcia believes both teams are determined to win so he expects an intense matchup.
"Magandang laban yan. It's going to be a very tough game," said Garcia, who is leaning on Congolese big man Rod Ebondo to lead the fight.
The Scorpions opened their campaign with a 104-93 victory over Marinerong Pilipino last Monday.
Coming off a confidence-boosting 83-79 win over AMA Online Education last Thursday, the Revellers are once again counting on Michael Calisaan to lead them to their first back-to-back wins and improve their 2-1 record.
Game time is at 2 p.m. at Pasig Sports Center.