MANILA, Philippines—As the primary spherical nears its finish, Jose Rizal College is bracing for considered one of its hardest video games of the season.
Heavy Bombers head coach Louie Gonzalez stated their subsequent affair towards a red-hot Lyceum aspect can be a “dogfight.”
“It’s gonna be a dogfight. We’re both almost the same. We expect them to grind it out with us until the final buzzer,” Gonzalez stated after his workforce’s 83-80 win over San Beda on Tuesday.
The Pirates presently share first place with Faculty of St. Benilde with comparable 5-1 data whereas the Heavy Bombers maintain a 4-2 slate to tie the Crimson Lions in third.
Each groups are on the identical development with JRU and Lyceum shedding their season opening video games earlier than founding their groove. The Heavy Bombers are using on a five-game successful streak whereas the Heavy Bombers are on a four-game run.
Gonzalez doesn’t see JRU’s protection as one thing to fret about heading into the conflict with Lyceum.
The depth, nevertheless, is a trigger for concern.
“The defense is there already. We always want to wear down their offense,” he stated.
“What I need to work on are my combinations of players. That’s where my depth will be seen, who will be the next man up? It can’t always be Agen, Ry Dela Rosa, John Amores, Delos Santos and Sy,” he stated.
The showdown between JRU and Lyceum is ready on Friday, 3 p.m. at San Juan Enviornment.
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