The Marikina Shoemasters clash with the Bacolod Master Sardines in the MPBL Lakan Cup. The bottom dweller Marikina Shoemasters look to improve their dismal 3-17 win-loss scorecard, after failing to win against the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors in their last game, and pull themselves out of the bottom of the North Division team standings. Meanwhile, the Bacolod Master Sardines, fresh from a defeat on the hands of the GenSan Warriors, are on the same situation as the Shoemasters with a poor 6-14 win-loss record in the South Division. They need to start winning games for them to be able to have a chance to a playoffs slot.