Bombers eyeing takeoff at expense of Generals
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 21, 2016 07:38 AM
DARK SKIES. JRU has had trouble getting off the ground in the NCAA 92 Men's Basketball Tournament.
Games on Thursday at the San Juan Arena
2:00 PM – JRU vs EAC
4:00 PM – CSB vs LPU
Seen as a sleeper contender before the beginning of the NCAA 92 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Jose Rizal University has instead experienced nothing but engine failure thus far.
Still, the Heavy Bombers have plenty of time to catch up and they seek to start their climb atop the standings when they take on Emilio Aguinaldo College at the San Juan Arena, Thursday.
“The Blast Brothers” set out to shoot the Shaw Boulevard-based squad back on the right track at 2:00 PM. All of the action will be broadcast LIVE on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23 as well as streamed LIVE on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/ncaa.
Far away from the top of the leaderboard at 1-3, JRU has not looked the part of a contender – or even just a sleeper. Their struggles have been best typified by Teytey Teodoro and Paolo Pontejos who have yet to find the mark in the same game.
They better find the mark or else the dangerous Generals will do nothing but pounce on them. Although they only have one win through four games, first-year head coach Ariel Sison and his wards have proven to be hard hurdles for everybody they have faced.
In the day’s other game, Lyceum of the Philippines University looks to build on their breakthrough win the last time around up against still winless College of St. Benilde.
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