THE CEBUANA Lhuillier Gems look to barge into the semifinals as they face off against the Café France Bakers today in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena.
The Gems’ future look brighter as they are ranged against a Bakers team that they handily defeated in the elimination round. Cebuana Lhuillier also hold a twice-to-beat advantage in this matchup.
Cebuana Lhuillier wound up the elimination round with a 7-2 (win-loss) mark in a tie with second seed Big Chill.
But the Super Chargers earned a direct passage in the Final Four on the strength of its victory against the Gems in the eliminations. Blackwater Sports also tries to join Big Chill and defending champion NLEX in the next round when it battles RnW Pacific Pipes in the other quarterfinal pairing. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio