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.

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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.

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

Afril Bernardino and Stefanie Berberabe added 12 points each.

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

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