Three games set for FBL Division semis

Three games will be featured this Sunday as the Division semifinals swings into action in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.

The lone Division A semis will feature Western Union against Surangel Stars at 2 p.m. Western Union, which took the top seed after finishing the elimination round with a 10-1 win-loss record, aims to book itself again into the finals as they will be led by Anon Cajegas, Dennis Castro, Erwin Senadre, Bong Alambra, Michael Garcia, Medel Cuyugan, Darwin Fuentebella and Al Obrero with RJ Jusay calling the shots from the bench.

On the other hand, Surangel Stars, which earned their semis slot after beating the Royal Cargo Rangers in the quarterfinals, will again rely on their tall squad composed of brothers Ronald and Leo Magcalas, Bong Gayongorza, Arnold Undecimo, Ador Hilvano, Rex de Asis, Dinnis Demate, Melvin Parrinas, ZJ Asido, Ernie Bautista and Jose Senase.

The winner of the game will face the Ilocandia Bulls in the Division finals while the loser takes the automatic third place honors in the Division.

Meanwhile, in Division B, it will be a battle for survival as the Hanpa Cardinals take on Liquid Skyy Dragons in the curtain raiser at 11 a.m. The Cardinals looks for redemption as they will have Johnson Sicat, Ben Orbasanya, Dennis Gonzales, Philip Maniago, Ramar Malinao, Raymond Tan, Richard Lanuza, Mhomar Sismaet and Reynante Capunong.

For the Dragons, they will have Ernanie Cuano, brothers Vic, Kim and Ninoy Agsalud, Jerome Castillo, Dovie and Leomar de Jesus, Jun Bautista, Gomer Miguel and playing coach Ricky Erese.

Other Division B semis will have the Rams versus the Jaguars at 12:30 p.m. Winners will then advance to the division finals while the losers will battle for third place honors.

The Filipino Basketball League (FBL) is under the supervision of the Palau Basketball Federation (PBF).  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)




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