Wang’s stakes clean slate
DEFENDING champion Wang’s Ballclub stakes its hold on the solo lead when it takes on unpredictable Hobe Bihon even as Star Group of Publications takes on Lyceum of the Philippines in the 2010 MBL Invitational (Second Conference) basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.
Wang’s, which swept its first two assignments, and Hobe, which won its debut, will take the floor at 8:30 p.m
The Pablo Lucas-mentored Wang’s served notice of its tite-retention bid by beating Philippine Air Force, 82-72, last Sept. 21 and CUSA titlist Manuel Luis Quezon University, 100-95, last Sept. 28
Star Group and Lyce um clash in the 7 p.m.curtainraiser in this two-and-a-half month long tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Managerial Services.
Star, which holds a 2-1 win-loss record in a tie with MLQU, will have its hands full against newly-crowned ISSA champion Lyceum.
Handled by coach Rene Recto and manager Mike Maneze, Star won over EJM (62-58 ) and Rizal Technological University (100-92), but lost to MLQU (78-80).
Lyceum, whch is being handled by coach Bonnie Tan and supported by athletics consultant Hec Callanta, is fresh from an 82-76 win over Royale Business Club.
The win made up for Lyceum’s heart-breaking 72-73 loss to MLQU on opening day. Radito Torres