Beermen eye third win versus Energy Cola in PBA


SAN Miguel Beermen seek for their third win when they face Barako Bull while Talk ‘N Text and Rain or Shine aim for second victory on Wednesday in the 39th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)Governor’s cup elimination round in Biñan, Laguna.

The Beermen, carrying a 2-1 slate will rely on import Reginald Williams and top center June Mar Fajardo in their 5:45 p.m. encounter against Barako Bull. Talk ‘N Text faces Rain or Shine in the nightcapat 8 p.m.

Coach Biboy Ravanes’ squad enjoys psychological edge following its 92-90 win over defending titlist San Mig Coffee last Sunday thanks to Williams 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists in a splendid 44 minutes performance.

The 6’10 Fajardo, who hauled down 18 rebounds and 18 points over the Coffee Mixers, vowed to again spearhead the Beermen’s charges along with Chris Ross, Arwind Santos, Chris Lutz, Solomon Mercado and Mar- cio Lassiter.

Ravanes, however, warned his wards of complacency saying Barako Bull is no pushover and capable of pulling off stunning win.

The Energy Cola will suit up in the match bearing a 1-2 win-loss card and its lone win was over Meralco Bolts, 95-94, on May 18.

After two straight setbacks, Rain or Shine, surged to the win column after a 119-97 triumph over Globalport. And coach Yeng Guiao said they are looking for a follow-up victory to restore confidence with his team.


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