SUPER 8: Elite make case for semis in Macau tilt
Paul Lintag on Jul 19, 2018 07:48 AM
The Elite (1-1) take on the winless Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka of Japan in the first game at 3:00 p.m. at the East Asian Games Stadium with a semis slot on the line. (ASIA LEAGUE Photo)
MACAU --- It's do-or-die time in the Summer Super 8 tournament here.
Blackwater is up first in the final day of group play Thursday.
The Elite (1-1) take on the winless Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka of Japan in the first game at 3:00 p.m. at the East Asian Games Stadium.
If Blackwater wins and the Samsung Thunders (1-1) end up losing to Guangzhou (2-0), the Elite advance to the semis as the no. 2 team in Group B.
But regardless of the results of the Thunders-Long Lions clash, Blackwater will have to handle its own business against the Japanese team in order to give themselves a fighting chance.
The Elite earlier beat the Samsung Thunders back on opening day.
Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8