Manila, Taguig favored

October 22, 2018

Games today:

(Hagonoy Sports Complex, Taguig)

4 p.m.-- Manila vs. Las Piñas

5:30 p.m.-- Quezon City vs. Valenzuela

7 p.m.-- Taguig vs. Parañaque

MANILA guns for its fourth straight win when it meets winless Las Piñas in the resumption of the Metro League Open basketball championships at the Hagonoy Sports Complex in Taguig.

Although already assured of a place in the division semis, Manila is expected to go all out for another victory in their  4 p.m. encounter against Las Piñas in the prestigious, 10-team tournament organized by the Metro Manila Development Authority  (MMDA) and supported by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Taguig is also favored to win when it plays host to  Parañaque in the 7 p.m. third game.

The Generals, who lead the South Division with a 4-2 win-loss record,  can  fortify their hold of the  top spot in the  competition which also has  “mobile app ng bayan” Barangay 143 as  presentor, Spalding  as  the official   ball and Team  Rebel  Sports as official outfitter.

Quezon City, 4-1, and Valenzuela, 4-1, dispute  second place in the  North  at 5:30 p.m.

Only the top four teams from each group will advance to the division semifinals after the eliminations where teams play each other once including those in the other division.

The  tournament  is supported by Synergy  88, San Miguel Corp., World  Balance, Frabelle Foods,  Summit   Mineral Water, Alco Plus, Gerry’s  Grill, Excellent Noodles, glitter.ph,  SM Supermalls and Nature’s Spring.