The Marikina Shoemasters is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Manila Stars at 6:30 P.M. on July 31, 2019 live from the AUF Gymnasium, Angeles City.
The Shoemaster is eyeing to put an end to their losing woes and log their first victory this season while the Stars wanted to extend their winning ways to four in a row when the 2019 MPBL Lakan Cup continues in Pampanga this evening.
The Marikina squad is coming from another humiliating defeat in their last outing against the Pampanga Giant Lanterns, 69-95.
Their opponent’s defense clamped down most of their offensive weapons as they only held to 25% shooting from the field.
Likewise, they also needed to improve their ball-passing that could lead to more open sight to the basket. Pampanga is much more efficient in that department where they had 31 assists compared to only 14 of Marikina.
For the Manila group, on the other hand, they had no problem dismantling the Bulacan Kuyas last July 24 on their home floor, 93-72.
They pounded their opponent inside the paint where they won the rebounding battle, 50-44 and points in the paint, 58-26.
Those areas will be once again the strong side of the Stars and for sure they’ll take advantage it once more.