The Marikina Shoemasters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Basilan Steel at 4:00 P.M. on July 9, 2019 live from the San Andres Sports Complex, Malate, Manila City.
The Shoemasters are still searching for their first victory this season after they failed in four tries while the Steel wanted to make a bounce back when the 2019 MPBL Lakan Cup resume this afternoon in Malate.
The Marikina squad are coming from a humiliating defeat against the Bicol Volcanoes last July 3.
Bench points is one of the areas where the Shoemasters failed to outscore Bicol, 49-65. Likewise, their opponent was much more efficient on converting those forced turnovers into golden opportunities, 23-16.
Yves Sazon tried to carry Marikina with his 15 points and 8 rebounds performance.
For the Basilan group on the other hand they weren’t able to hold-off the Bulacan Kuyas in their last match.
Rebounding was one of their weak spot in that game where they gave-up 52 against their own 39.
In return, that gave more opportunities for the Kuyas to generate more points. 16 points were added to their opponent for second attempt to score.