Smart Gilas Pilipinas bags title in HK tilt; Alas named as MVP


MANILA, Philippines—Smart Gilas Pilipinas turned back SCFA-USA, 81-77, to win the Super Kung Sheung Cup Invitationals title at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wanchai, Hong Kong.

Kevin Alas, the Letran Knights standout, was named as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

The Nationals barged into the finals after blowing out Changsa Parklane, 90-69, Saturday night.

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  • Marlon Tecson

    This win should be a huge morale booster for our very own Smart Gilas team to keep on improving their game up to and past respectability by FIBA International standards. Keep up the good work, guys! Basta huwag niyo lang pansinin ang mga may crab mentality na humihila sa inyo pababa at gawin niyo lang nang maayos ang trabaho niyo para sa ating Inang Bayan. Mabuti pa nga tayo’t may international team tayo na maipagmamalaki, unlike many of our Asian neighbors who could only dream of having at least a team of our own caliber to be proud of.

  • akramgolteb

    Sino mga kalaban nila dito? Smart Gilas considered national team ng Pinas. Mga national team ba kalaban nila sa HK o mga barangay team?

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