‘Rusty’ Gilas Pilipinas bows to Jordan in tuneup | Inquirer Sports

‘Rusty’ Gilas Pilipinas bows to Jordan in tuneup

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 09:37 PM November 19, 2018

Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.net

Gilas Pilipinas fell short in its first test after bowing to Jordan, 98-92, in a scrimmage Monday night as part of its buildup for the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers before a packed crowd at Meralco Gym.

The Filipinos climbed back from a deep hole early and even took the lead but failed to sustain their form when it mattered most.


“We’re a little bit rusty but there’s still a lot of room for improvement,” said national team coach Yeng Guiao


“We’ve had some good stretches but we also had some bad stretches. Our execution is not good. We have to fine-tune our execution on both ends.”

Marcio Lassiter kept Gilas in the thick of the fight late but Jordan turned to its veteran forward Zaid Abbas to keep the Filipinos at bay.

Abbas led all scorers with 24 points  Christian Standhardinger had 21 for the Philippines.

Gilas plays Jordan for the second time in another tuneup on Wednesday.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Christian Standhardinger, Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, fifth window, Gilas Pilipinas, Jordan, June Mar Fajardo, Philippines, scrimmage, tuneup, Zaid Abbas

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.