by Jonas Terrado
Games Thursday (Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City)
12 noon — Metropac vs M. Pilipino
2 p.m. — Batangas-EAC vs Petron-Letran
4 p.m. — Che’Lu vs AMA
Metropac-San Beda looks to stay in the hunt for a twice-to-beat advantage while Petron-Letran and Che’Lu Bar & Grill aim to boost their quarterfinal bids in the PBA D-League at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Metropac tries to shrug off its double overtime loss to City of Valencia-San Sebastian two days earlier against a desperate Marinerong Pilipino in the 12 noon opener.
Petron, on the other hand, tackles Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College at 2 p.m. before Che’Lu battles AMA Online Education in the final game of the tripleheader at 4 p.m.
Though already assured of a place in the crossover quarters, Metropac is in danger of missing out at a twice-to-beat bonus after the aforementioned 96-92 defeat to Valencia at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao.
The Movers fell to third place at 6-2 to trail a half-game behind Foundation Group co-leaders Valencia and Centro Escolar University, two teams with identical 6-1 slates.
Movers coach Boyet Fernandez is hoping to see Donald Tankoua, James Canlas, Calvin Optana and Evan Nelle redeem themselves in their final elimination round assignment.