FEU, UST seek quarters

Denzel Wong of Wangs Basketball races for the loose ball against Malick Diouf of CEU (PBA Images)
Denzel Wong of Wangs Basketball races for the loose ball against Malick Diouf of CEU (PBA Images)

by Jonas Terrado

Games Today (Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City)
12 noon – FEU vs CEU
2 p.m. – FamilyMart vs Ironcon-UST
4 p.m. – Diliman-Gerry’s vs Valencia-SSCR

Far Eastern University and Ironcon-University of Santo Tomas aim to secure the last two quarterfinal berths when they face separate rivals in the PBA D-League at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

The Tamaraws take on Centro Escolar University at 12 noon before the Growling Tigers face FamilyMart-Enderun at 2 p.m. in the final playdate of the elimination round.

City of Valencia-San Sebastian plays Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill in the last game of the tripleheader at 4 p.m. with a possible chance of topping the Foundation Group.

FEU, carrying a 5-3 record, needs to beat CEU in order to clinch the fourth and final quarters berth in the Foundation Group or hand the spot to Marinerong Pilipino which went 5-4 in the elims.

Marinerong Pilipino holds the tiebreaker over FEU for winning 87-63 in their lone elims meeting last March 5 at Paco Arena in Manila.

Even a three-way tie with Diliman, with a record of 4-4, will still put Marinero in the playoffs due to a superior quotient despite an 86-85 loss last May 2 at Ynares.

FEU beat Diliman, 88-81, last May 7 at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

Ironcon-UST, with a 6-2 slate, must beat FamilyMart to secure second place in the Aspirants Group and a twice-to-beat advantage in the crossover quarters.

But a loss by the Growling Tigers allows Che’Lu Bar & Grill (6-3) to clinch the last quarters berth as the No. 4 seed due to a superior quotient.

Meanwhile, CEU needs a win over FEU to clinch the top spot in the Foundation Group or otherwise give room for Valencia-San Sebastian to snatch the No. 1 seed.

Both CEU and Valencia are tied for the lead in the Foundation Group at 6-2.

What do you think?

Written by Tempo Online

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