Smart Gilas Pilipinas scores repeat win over Hawke’s Bay Hawks
More News from Celest R. Flores
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine men’s basketball team scored a repeat win over Hawke’s Bay Hawks, 73-70, Saturday (Manila time) in New Zealand.
Head coach Chot Reyes described Smart Gilas Pilipinas second match in as many days as “defensively intense” as they endured playing in another unheated gymnasium.
“Struggled from the outside today but found a way to eke out a W,” Reyes also said in a tweet. “Learning from the physical Kiwi game.
It was at least nine degrees outside, assistant coach Josh Reyes recounted on his Twitter account in Filipino, and “the ball felt really cold.”
“Got to adjust better to these cold gyms,” the younger Reyes also said.
On Friday, the Nationals also edged the Hawks, 82-78, as their three-point shooting was “on-target” said Reyes.
Smart Gilas Pilipinas, which is on a 10-day camp in Napier, NZ, plays the NBL All-Stars on Sunday then takes a break the day after that.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these chat apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94