Harbour Eyes 4th Win vs BK
It's now the turn of Burger King to test the mettle of the six-peat seeking Harbour Centre as the two fancied teams clash today even as Pharex shoots for its first win in the 2009 PBL PG Flex Linoleum Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig.
Built around the core of NCAA champion San Beda, the BK Stunners and Batang Pier tangle in the featured match at 4 p.m. with the Smart Sports-University of the Philippines-Xtreme RP Youth showdown in the women's competition at 6 p.m. capping a heavy three-game schedule for the day.
Clashing in the first game at 2 p.m. are Pharex and Bacchus with the former out to end a three-game losing run.
With both teams winning their first games, expect the showdown between Smart-UP and Xtreme to be equally exciting, with the winner joining Discovery Suites-RP Women's team and Nutri-C-Ateneo on top of the standings.
Though his team now is not as star-studded as it was in the last conference, Harbour Centre coach Jorge Gallent believes they have a slight edge over the BK Stunners manpower-wise.
While power forward Jerwin Gaco remains a doubtful starter due to flu symptoms, the Batang Pier of Mikee Romeo have enough left in their arsenal with Reed Juntilla going great guns again after a forgettable stint in the pro league in the last conference.
The 6-foot Juntilla starred in the team's harrowing 76-75 win over Magnolia Purewater two days back by scoring 16 of his game-high 25 points. …