SUPER 8: Elite make case for semis in Macau tilt

Paul Lintag on Jul 19, 2018 07:48 AM
SUPER 8: Elite make case for semis in Macau tilt
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.


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