GSIS double efforts as they gun for first win against DOJ

Posted on: May 25th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: GSIS Thunder Furies Head Coach Rene Boy Banzali plotting plays for the team during their game against the Senate Sentinels on May 5, 2018. (Fred Alvior / Photoville International)

Games on Sunday, May 27

2 pm – GSIS vs DOJ
3:30 pm – PNP vs Judiciary
5 pm – Senate vs AFP

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

Despite the stinging loss in their debut game at the UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Face-off last week, the GSIS Thunder Furies believe they can still improve their stamina for the next battle on the hard court.

Thunder Furies are set to go against last off season’s third placer, DOJ Justice Boosters, in another elimination round this Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Pasig City Sports Center.

GSIS Head Coach Reneboy Banzali says their senior cagers are determined to increase endurance levels as they gun for their first win in their next match.

That is why his players are practicing twice a week after office hours.

Coach Banzali said, “It’s very hard to get them run but during our match with the Senate Sentinels. We saw how stretched out they were so they are capable of doing it so we talked at the dugout, players should get themselves, well-conditioned, so we can run more in the next practices.

GSIS is composed of executives with age ranging from 41 to 59 with salary grades of 26 to 31.

Thunders Furies head coach said, “We are still adjusting because we have yet to see their full capacity. The way I see it, rotation is faster and then by position that we can give them as individual so I think, our rotation will improve.”

GSIS will depend on its players, Romeo de Luna Junior who scored 20 points and 12 rebounds and Rico Abrintos who chipped in 11 points and 10 rebounds during their match against Senate Sentinels last week. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue