A day after losing to the formidable Iranian team, the Smart Gilas Philippine National Basketball team beat up an ailing Qatar national squad 90-68. The Gilas finally showed what there offense can do and was able to limit another opponent under 70 points. JV Casio led 5 other players in double figures to rout Qatar. Casio sizzled with 22 points. The PH quintet led all the way and has evened their record to 1-1 in Group F competitions. Next up for the national squad is Japan.
Other results for the Filipino Athletes:
Mark Eddiva won a bronze medal in wushu to up the Philippine medal tally to 1-0-3 (G-S-B)
caloycomment: With the win, the path to the quarterfinals is quiet clear. I just hope that they will sweep the rest of the Group F games so that they can get a favorable match-up in the next round. For the rest of the athletes, I hope a new hero will emerge in the next few days because the performance of our delegation is somehow lackluster. I hope the well-funded boxing team will start making us proud.
- Smart Gilas PH survive Kuwait, 79-69 (sports.inquirer.net)
- Gilas routs Qatar (sportsnewsunlimited)
- Iran’s scouting pays off (MB)
- Gilas send Japeth home (daily tribune)
- Gilas Thrashes Qatar (gmanews)