Café France, Racal part ways
(Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig)
3:00 p.m. – Tanduay vs Blustar
5:00 p.m. – Racal vs Cafe France
Two of the league’s powerhouse teams, Café France and Racal part ways as they figure in a key matchup which can decide who will snare the outright semis berth of the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirant’s Cup, Thursday at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig.
Café France and Racal are currently tied at second spot with identical 6-1 win-loss records, a game behind Cignal-San Beda (7-1).
For Racal coach Jerry Codinera, he acknowledges his squad has its hand full against Café France.
“Malakas talaga sila and natalo nila kami sa offseason, but we’ll be ready to make some adjustments. We have players naman na I hope can provide quality support for our leaders,” commented Codinera.
Codinera will bank on the trio of Kent Salado, Sidney Onwubere, and Jackson Corpuz for the 5 p.m. showdown.
Cafe France, meanwhile, is just seeking to clean up its act going to the postseason as coach Egay Macaraya eggs his wards to be more consistent on both ends of the floor.
“Di pa rin kami consistent. But the only thing I can hope is for us to have a breakout game because we badly need that dahil parang on and off kami lagi,” he said.
In the 3:00 p.m. match, Tanduay (4-3) collides with Blustar (0-7). (Axel Roman)