Gilas Pilipinas Girls faltered late in opposition to Chinese language-Taipei A and absorbed an 89-85 setback to open their marketing campaign within the forty second Jones Cup on Saturday evening.
After a wobbly first quarter, the Philippines made issues fascinating and solid an 83-all impasse with a minute left within the contest at Taipei Peace Basketball Corridor.
Veteran Afril Bernardino, nonetheless, muffed a second free throw that will’ve given the Nationals the lead, successfully giving the enemy the respiration room they wanted to lock the triumph.
Janine Pontejos led the best way for Gilas Pilipinas Girls with 19 factors, whereas newcomer Kacey dela Rosa chipped in 17 factors that went with seven boards.
Fellow Gilas cornerstone Jack Danielle Animam added 13 factors, 5 boards, and 4 steals whereas Asia Cup revelation Jhaz Joson chipped in 13 factors.
Bernardino completed with 4 factors and 5 rebounds.
Chen Yanyu delivered 20 factors for the hosts, whereas Lin Yuting, Zheng Yixiu, and Chen Wei’an all completed with at the very least 13 factors for a rousing debut in entrance of the house crowd.
Coach Pat Aquino and his expenses can have a fast turnaround as they play Iran at 3 p.m. this Sunday.
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