Struggling teams seek relief as four squads eye to snap their losing skids on Monday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Yñares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Both hoping to end their woes, Racal Motors and Gamboa Coffee Mix clash in the main game at 5 p.m., while Tanduay and cellar-dwelling Zark’s Burgers face off in the curtain-raiser at 3 p.m.
Losers of three straight games, Racal coach Jerry Codiñera believes that the changes in his roster truly took a toll on his side.
“Nahirapan kaming mag-adjust sa mga pag-babago. We just hope na maayos din ng mga players yung chemistry na hinahanap namin,” he said.
The Alibaba has sud-denly plummeted down the standings after their 2-0 start, with their latest defeat coming at the hands of league-leader Flying V, 94-86, last Monday.
Codiñera is still keep-ing his hopes up, especially with Racal on the outside looking in to the top six teams midway through the eliminations, as he banks on the trio of Rian Ayonayon, Allan Mangahas and Mac Tallo to finally end the losing streak.
However, experience won’t be on Racal’s side this time as a veteran-laden Gamboa Coffee Mix also wants to halt its five-game losing run.
Playing-coach Leo Avenido took responsibility for his team’s struggles, noting that the players should know better on how to act on crucial late-game situations, especially after handing AMA Online Education a tight 67-66 win last Tuesday.
Standings W L
Flying V 6 0
Cignal HD 7 2
Batangas 4 2
CEU 4 2
Tanduay 3 2
Wangs 4 3
Racal 2 3
Marinero 1 4
AMA 1 5
Gamboa 1 5
Zark’s 1 6
(Yñares Sports Arena, Pasig)
3 p.m. – Tanduay vs Zark’s Burgers
5 p.m. – Racal Motors vs Gamboa Coffee Mix