Battle of contenders banners VisMin Super Cup action

THE MJAS Zenith-Talisay City Aquastars go for their second straight win in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup in their game on Tuesday. (Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup)

ACTION in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup resumes on Tuesday with highly touted teams MJAS Zenith-Talisay City Aquastars and KCS-Mandaue City locking horns in the main game set for 8 p.m. at the Alcantara Civic Center in Cebu.

Winners in the opening weekend of the new regional league, the two teams now look to stay unscathed and grab the early lead in the tournament, which has roast chicken Chooks-to-Go as title sponsor.

The Aquastars lorded it over the Tubigon Bohol Mariners (104-66) in the first game of opening day on Friday. Patrick Cabahug led the way for MJAS Zenith with 22 points in just 17 minutes of action.

KCS, meanwhile, pulled away from the Siquijor Mystics in the fourth period en route to a 66-46 victory. Gryann Mendoza led KCS in the said match with 17 points.

“This will be the real test of who we are as a team. How we will be able to execute on defense will be the key,” said KCS head coach Mike Reyes of their game at hand.

Also playing today are the ARQ Builders-Lapu-Lapu City Heroes and the Dumaguete Warriors in the 2 p.m. game.

The Heroes opened their campaign with a 75-61 shellacking of the Tabogon Voyagers on Saturday while the Warriors bowed to Siquijor (105-100).

Tangling at 4 p.m. are Tabogon and Bohol.

The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup is a regional league designed to spotlight basketball talents in the south.

The Visayas leg of the tournament is being conducted within a Modified General Community Quarantine area under a “bubble” setup as required by authorities to guard against the spread of the coronavirus.

The Mindanao leg of the tournament is set to begin in May. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo