PBA News
February 28, 1997

Gordon's Gin eyes 3rd straight win

PBA All-Filipino Cup

Elimination      W   L   Pct.

Gordon's Gin     2   0  1.000
Mobiline         2   1  .667
Sta. Lucia       2   1  .667
Alaska           1   1  .500
Pop Cola         1   1  .500
Formula Shell    1   2  .333
San Miguel Beer  1   2  .333
Pure Foods       0   2  .000

Games Today

5:15 p.m. - Pure Foods vs. Alaska
7:30 p.m. - Gordon's Gin vs. Pop Cola

It took the team six years to go 2-0 in a conference and more than two decades to pull it off in at the start of season. Tonight, Gordon's Gin tries another trick when it battles Pop Cola in the PBA All-Filipino Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome.

The Boars go for a league-leading 3-0 win-loss record -- a rare treat for the then Ginebra San Miguel crew -- against the dangerous Bottlers in the 7:30 p.m. mainer of a doubleheader which also features defending champion Alaska Milk.

The Milkmen and hardluck Pure Foods Corned Beef clash in the 5:15 p.m. curtain-raiser.

In the second game, the crowd-favorite wards of playing-coach Robert Jaworski are up against a team which dealt Alaska, last year's grand slam campaigner, an 88-96 overtine loss last Saturday in an out-of-town tussle in Lipa City.

But the Boars boast of beating the 1995 All-Filipino titlist four times in five meetings last season and thrice in the First Conference dating back to the year the RFM franchise won the crown.

Pop Cola lost its first All-Filipino outing this year to Sta. Lucia Realty without the tonsilitis-stricken Ato Agustin and with Vergel Meneses, Bonel Balingit and Zaldy Realubit still weak from recent ailments.

The Bottlers currently appears to be in top shape and they should be in order to succeed where Formula Shell and San Miguel Beer failed.

Alaska is 1-1 like its recent conqueror but is heavily-favored to improve its record against the Cowboys who, at 0-2, are just a loss away of matching a worst season start in 1992.

The Milkmen have not lost two in a row in their last 17 games and are eager to get back at the Cowboys who ran away with the win in their encounter last Feb. 8 in Iloilo.

February 27,1997
PBA, BAP talks slated?

San Mig is the best-coached team in the PBA --Chot Reyes.

February 26,1997
Mobiline outlasts Shell in overtime.

Jawo Jr. gets all the breaks.

February 25,1997
Mobiline vs Shell today.

PBA freezes Feihl.

February 24,1997
Rookie lifts Mobiline past PureFoods.

Buzzer-beating trey lifts Gordon's Gin.

February 22,1997
Jacobs steers San Mig to a big 70-66 victory.

February 21,1997
Sta. Lucia guns for win No.2; Jacobs debuts with San Miguel.

February 20,1997
BCAP to pursue fight vs. Jacobs.

Source: Manila Bulletin Online

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