Cebu teams compete in International Dragon Boat Festival in Boracay Island
Important games for TNT, Alaska
COMING off long breaks and contrasting fortunes, TNT KaTropa and Alaska shoot for victories against separate foes at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao Friday that would put them closer towards quarterfinal berths in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The Aces, coming from their first loss that snapped a string of four straight victories 13 days ago, will battle the dangerous Phoenix Petroleum in the 4:15 p.m. contest before the Texters take the fabled Big Dome floor opposite Terrence Romeo and GlobalPort at 7 p.m.
These games are important for both if they don’t want to go into the All-Star break trailing leaders San Miguel Beer and Meralco significantly, with TNT having the chance to even tie the Bolts if its sweeps its next two assignments counting a clash with Barangay Ginebra this Sunday.
TNT last played on April 9 and barely squeaked past the Mahindra Floodbusters, who, like the Batang Pier, are in dire need of stringing up victories to stay inside the magic circle of eight teams that will advance to the quarterfinals.
The Texters have literally scraped past their last two foes to highlight a four-game winning streak. CEBU'S top dragon boat teams will vie in the 11th Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival today in Boracay island, Aklan.
The Gruppo Habagat-Paramount Team and the Philippine Accessibilty Disability Services (PADS) Dragon Boat squad will test their skills in the race, which will be participated by some of the best paddlers in the world.
The 500-meter men's open, women's mixed, and masters categories will be held today. The 250-distance will be held on Saturday.
The Cebu teams will use this event to prepare for their home stand in the Cebu Dragon Boat Festival 2017 slated next weekend at the Cebu Yacht Club in LapuLapu City.