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Unbeaten Texters clash with F-Masters

  • Written by Arman Carandang
  • Published in Basketball
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TALK ‘N Text takes on Phoenix Fuel today, looking to keep its unbeaten slate in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

By the now, the Tropang Texters would have had dramatic improvement as far as playing along with new import Mychael Lemar Ammons is concerned.

The Tropang Texters tapped the 24-year old Ammons as temporary import after Mario Little was sidelined by an injury, and the former University of South Alabama stalwart showed good account of himself in his debut with TNT six days ago.

“Medyo rusty at the start. We’re trying to feeling out Ammons and he was trying to feel us also,” said TNT coach Jong Uichico of Ammons.

The 6-foot-5 Ammons scored 18 points when the Texters routed Blackwater, 109-89, last Saturday for their fifth straight win in the season-ending tournament.
Whether Ammons has more to show in both ends will be the main focus in the Texters’ 4:15 p.m. meeting with the Fuel Masters, who are looking for a follow-up to their 100-94 conquest of Mahindra last August 12.
Defending champion San Miguel Beer meanwhile, tries to keep its hold of  second place, taking on Globalport in the main offering at 7 p.m.
The Beermen have won four of their first 5 outings, their lone setback coming at the hands of Mahindra. They are in danger again today, especially since they are up against a Globalport that’s expected to play with a lot of confidence.
The Batang Pier have a terrible start this conference, losing all their first four outings.
They finally found a way to win – albeit the hard way – last Sunday after outlasting Meralco in double overtime, 126-123.
This season, however, the Batang Pier have been winless against the Beermen, losing both in the Philippine Cup and in the Commissioner’s Cup.