The Imus Bandera is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Basilan Steel at 4:00 P.M. on September 17, 2019 live from the Angeles University Foundation Gymnasium, Angeles City.
The Banderas will put an end to their three-game losing slump while the will try to make a quick bounce-back and return to the winning tracks when the 2019 MPBL Lakan Cup resumes this afternoon in Pampanga.
The Imus squad is coming from a defeat versus the Bacolod Master Sardines last September 12 at the Batangas City Coliseum.
Right after the tip-off their opponent made a scoring splash and made 20 points at the same time they tie the shooting hands of the offensive players of Banderas and limit them to only eight first-quarter points.
That opening period slow start put Imus to play catch-up the entire match and lose steam in the last quarter.
Former Barangay Ginebra San Miguel guard Jayjay Helterbrand led the Banderas with his 13 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.
For team Basilan group, on the other hand, they came short against the San Juan Knights last September 13 at the Olivares College Gymnasium.
The Steel was able to make a comeback in the final quarter of that match where they were down by 11 points. In the 45 seconds mark the score got tied at 86-all.
Yet, their opponent shown their championship experience and made the final three points of the game and escaped with the win.
Gabriel Dagangon was the leading scorer of Basilan in that basketball showdown where he made 23 points and nine rebounds.