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St. Joseph out to make an impression

Games Today

(Olivarez College gym)

12 noon – Diliman
vs St. Joseph-SM
2 p.m. – PCU-Dvs TIP

St. Joseph College of Bulacan hopes to make an impression when it debuts against dangerous Diliman College as the 3rd UCBL resumes today at the at the Olivarez gym in Parañaque City.

Though nothing much is heard about the school sporting-wise, the Bulacan dribblers are determined to make their 12 noon shootout with the guard-heavy Blue Dragons something to remember.

Clashing at 2 p.m. are Technological Institute of the Philippines and Philippine Christian University with the latter out to bounce back from an 82-74 loss to the Lyceum-Batangas in the opener last Thursday.

Other opening day winner was Olivarez College which surprised multi-titled Centro Escolar University, 86-83, through the heroics of Chris Lalata.

For the St. Joseph dribblers to hurdle the Blue Dragons, they have to rotate the ball with clinical precision in order to create more offensive options and defend the paint smartly and aggressively.

Mentored by NorthPort assistant coach Rensy Bajar, the Blue Dragons, however, have no plan of playing too generous to the rookie team as they intend to launch their own campaign in style in the tournament backed by CafeFrance, Yakult, Gerry’s Grill, Hapee Toothpaste, MaxSell Power Tool and Tough Mama Home and Kitchen Appliances, Tanduay Athletics and Toyota Motor Philippines.

Owned by former Senator Nikki Coseteng, Diliman College is looking to win its first-ever championship after again falling short last year.

Out to lead the Blue Dragons are Congolese Tommy Lisika, Benin’s Kevine Steeve Gandjeto and local Johnel Rey Bauzon, Joseph Brutas and Jethro Sombero.