The SOCCSKSARGEN Marlins is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Makati Super Crunch at 4:00 P.M. on August 27, 2019 live from the STRIKE Gymnasium, Bacoor, Cavite.
The Marlins hopes that this afternoon will be special for them and log this first victory while the Super Crunch will try to extend their winning ways to five in a row when the 2019 MPBL Lakan Cup resumes in Bacoor.
The SOCCSKSARGEN squad absorbed their ninth straight defeat last August 23 against the Mindoro Tamaraws at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex.
They were in a striking distance with 28 seconds remaining in that game where their opponent only up by a point, 87-88. Yet, Tamaraws’ Mac Baracael shutdown their hope to take over the game as the former PBA player scored the final three points including a key steal at the 20 seconds mark.
Raniel Jake Diwa was the Marlins scoring machine in that basketball showdown where he delivered 20 points and 8 rebounds.
The Makati group on the other hand just escaped the Pampanga Giant Lanterns last August 21 at the JCSGO Seed Dome.
Super Crunch’s Kirell Montalbo had his moment in that match as he swished a buzzer-beater jump shot and logged a win for their team.
Joshua Torralba paced Makati with 27 points.