The Blackwater Elite is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters at 4:30 P.M. on August 6, 2017 live from Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Both the Fuel Masters and the Elite are looking to end their respective losing skids. Although at 2-2, Phoenix struggled right after Matthew Wright joined back the team while the Elite will parade a new import to reinforce their 2017 PBA Governor’s Cup campaign.
Blackwater had no choice but to replace the injured Trevis Simpson who averaged 24.5 and 8.0 rebounds in his three games stint with the team. The Elite will be joined by Henry Walker who was a former NLEX Road Warriors foreign player hired last year.
Henry currently boasts a 30.9 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his PBA profile.
Coach Leo Isaac’s squad are hoping that he will lead them to snag a win in their 4:30 PM schedule.
“With the arrival of our new import our team has new hope in this conference and we look forward to getting our first win tomorrow,” said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac, whose team hasn’t won in three games, on the eve of the match.
The Fuel Masters started their third conference campaign with back-to-back wins. Eugene Phelps is the main man on those first two outings but their last two opponents seems figured out how to stop them.
According to coach Ariel Vanguardia, rebounds and offensive executions are the keys on winning the game.
“For us, rebounding, making stops and executing on the offensive end would be the biggest factors,” said Vanguardia.
Another noticeable aspect during the two straight loss of Phoenix was Matthew Wright. After his hot shooting with the Gilas Pilipinas in 2017 Williams Jones Cup, Wright went blank in his initial game with his PBA mother team.
Although performed much better in their last game against NLEX, still his team lost and went 0-2 after his comeback.