The SOCCSKSARGEN Marlins is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Batangas City Athletics at 8:30 P.M. on September 12, 2019 live from the Batangas City Coliseum, Batangas City.
The Marlins continue their search for their first-ever tournament’s victory while the Athletics will try to make a bounce-back game when the 2019 MPBL Lakan Cup resumes this evening at the Batangas City Coliseum.
The SOCCSKSARGEN squad is coming from a loss against the Navotas UniPak Sardines last September 5 at Angeles University Foundation Gymnasium.
The Marlins are looking good at the start of the fourth during that match where they’re leading 63-57. However, in that final stretch, their opponent went on scoring berserk and proceed with the victory. They got outscored by Navotas in the fourth period, 19-31.
Raniel Jake Diwa had a stellar double-double output with his 21 points and 11 rebounds while teammate Jerome Juanico chipped in with his all-around game as he generated 20 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
For the Batangueño group, on the other hand, they absorbed another defeat against the Parañaque Patriots last September 3 at the Blue Eagle Gym.
They were held to score only six points in the second quarter during that basketball encounter which was one of the keys to their defeat.
Jayson Grimaldo led his team in scoring with 13 points along with his seven rebounds.