The Bacolod Master Sardines is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the SOCCSKSARGEN Marlins at 9:00 P.M. on September 21, 2019 live from the University of Saint La Salle Coliseum, Bacolod City.
The Master Sardines will be playing for the first time in their home court in Bacolod and expects that they’ll make back-to-back wins while the Marlins will try to spoil and snag their first-ever victory in the MPBL.
The Bacolod squad is coming from a win versus the Gerald Anderson and Jayjay Helterbrand led squad, the Imus Banderas last September 12 at the Batangas City Coliseum.
The Master Sardines didn’t waste time and right after the tip-off, their defense was felt by their opponent. Bacolod held Imus to only eight points in the first quarter which played a huge factor in their win.
Former NLEX Road Warriors guard Mark Tallo led the scoring for the winning ball-club with his 25 points and five boards.
For the SOCCSKSARGEN group, on the other hand, they dealt another tough blow versus the Batangas City Athletics last September 12 at the Batangas City Coliseum.
Their lack of size in the low block was taken advantage of by their opponent. They got out-rebounded (37-46) and were hammered in the battle in the points in the paint (18-44).
Norman Gonzales led the Marlins in their offense where he registered 25 points and five rebounds. He was also almost perfect from the field during that match where he made an 8-of-9 shooting percentage.