THE league-leading Blacks seek for a fourth straight win on Sunday against a dangerous Green squad in the resumption of the Mayor Rody and Inday Sara Cup Inter-Media basketball tournament at the Almendras Gym.
The Blacks, who masterfully escaped with a 115-114 double overtime win against the Reds last Sunday, will be hoping to stretch their winning run to four and keep their one game lead over the Reds and the Greenies, who are both toting a 2-2 win-loss card.
The hard-luck Reds hope to bounce back from that painful loss to the Blacks as they collide with the cellar-dwelling Whites (1-3) in the first game of the Sunday twinbill.
A muffed free throw by burly forward Jun Suter of DXGO with no time left handed the Blacks the victory over the Reds. GMA's Jun Digamon waxed hot for the Blacks with five triples and a game-high 29 for Team Black but it was ABS-CBN's Allan Abais' two free throws that put the Blacks on top for good at 115-113, 8 ticks left in the second extension.
Suter drove for the basket and missed but he was fouled on the process as time expired. With no time left and two cracks to tie the game, Suter can only come halfway close to that.
Against the Greenies, the Blacks will have to come out in full force with Digamon, Orlanes and Abais along with Jun Bersamin on the firing end.
The Greens will rely on the dangerous duo of Carl Eric "Idol Dagul" Alindao of MOR and Boom Boom Jerios of GMA along with Jon Develos of Mindanao Times.
The Reds, meantime, will have their hands full against the high-scoring Philip Tumaroy of the Whites.
Leading the charge for the Reds will again be the Bruise Brothers combination of Rico Jones Biliran and Suter, and with slippery Terver "Inday Tanini" Quillano. (NJB)