MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas beat Chinese-Taipei B team, 96-67, securing the national team a silver medal from the William Jones Cup basketball tournament on Sunday, September 6.
Gilas started with a 7-0 lead and continued to have a 24-21 standing after the first quarter. The team was able to pull off a 50-32 lead at half time and finished the game unmatched.
The Philippines’ final record was at 6-2, with the losses from South Korea and Iran. The latter won the tournament’s gold with a 7-1 record.
Returning to the country on Monday, September 7, Gilas will be gearing up for the FIBA Asia Championship this month – with the hope of getting a slot in the Olympic basketball tournament next year.
Prior FIBA, the national team will also compete in the MVP Cup.