PBA D-League Quarterfinals: Letran Knights Seek Redemption against CEU Scorpions
Having secured a spot in the quarterfinals with a twice-to-beat advantage by finishing fourth in the eliminations, Coach Rensy Bajar urges his team to seal the deal as soon as possible. However, it will be a challenging task.
During the elimination round, the Knights suffered a heartbreaking 92-85 loss to the Scorpions in double overtime. Letran’s Coach Rensy Bajar hopes this match will yield a different outcome.
“This presents a great opportunity for us to seek redemption against CEU. We are prepared to face the Scorpions head-on. They are a formidable team, so we must outwork them and match their energy for 40 minutes. We won’t back down because this is the playoffs,” expressed Coach Rensy Bajar.
While the Scorpions missed out on securing one of the two coveted quarterfinal spots due to an inferior quotient, they remain unfazed by the challenge.
“We must embrace the challenge that lies ahead. It won’t be an easy journey, but we will compete and give our best against Letran,” said Scorpions Coach Jeff Perlas.
“It’s a matter of believing in our ability to achieve something extraordinary in the quarterfinals. Instead of dwelling on the ‘twice-to-beat’ disadvantage, we will take it one game at a time. I have complete trust in my players; they will rise to the occasion, motivate each other, and play as a team.”
Kurt Reyson and Kobe Monje will lead Letran’s charge, countering the efforts of CEU’s Ron Rei Tolentino, Ayodeji Victor Balogun, Jerome Santos, and Franz Ray Diaz.
iven the unpredictability of sports, it is challenging to determine the game’s final score. However, both teams are expected to display their utmost skills and determination to claim victory.
Based on their previous encounter and the Knights’ determination for revenge, Letran has a higher chance of emerging triumphant. Nevertheless, the Scorpions’ resilience and desire to prove themselves cannot be underestimated, making the match an exciting and closely contested battle.
The upcoming quarterfinal clash between Letran and CEU promises to be an intense and captivating affair. Letran seeks redemption for its previous defeat, while CEU aims to showcase its strength and resilience. Basketball enthusiasts can anticipate a highly competitive match as both teams leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of victory.