Gilas Women fall to Chinese Taipei A to end Jones Cup bid

Gilas Women fall to Chinese Taipei A to end Jones Cup bid

/ 10:03 PM July 10, 2024

Naomi Panganiban Gilas Pilipinas

FILE–Gilas’ Naomi Panganiban.–FIBA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas Women failed to end their campaign at the 2024 William Jones Cup on a winning note after falling to Chinese Taipei A, 82-66, Wednesday night at Xinzhuang Stadium in Taiwan.

Gilas wrapped up its Jones Cup campaign with a 2-3 record for fourth place in a six-team field.

Japan won the title after completing a 5-0 sweep following a 94-63 whipping of Thailand on Wednesday.


READ: Gilas Women go for winning end to Jones Cup campaign

Gilas’ loss to the host came just a day after it held off Thailand, 68-58.

Chinese Taipei zoomed to a 26-10 advantage and never looked back as Gilas struggled to get into a rhythm.

The Philippines missed 15 of its 17 tries from long distance while Chinese Taipei went 8-of-15 from the 3-point area.

READ: Gilas Pilipinas Women set sights on Jones Cup after U18 success

Fil-American guard Naomi Panganiban continued to impress as she ended her maiden Gilas Women stint with a team-high 19 points.


Veteran center Jack Animam was held to just eight points and nine rebounds for Gilas.

Afril Bernardino and Stefanie Berberabe added 12 points each.


Lin Yuting powered Chinese Taipei with 15 points while Lin Die and Peng Shiqing combined for 28 points.

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