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Gilas Pilipinas defeats Russian club Spartak Primorye

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Jeanh, Sep 2, 2015.

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    Gilas Pilipinas bounced back from its first setback – a loss to South Korea in the William Jones Cup Invitational, with a victory over Russian club Spartak Primorye (85-71) on Tuesday, September 1 at the Xinchuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

    Spartak Primorye built a reputation as a very physical team in the tournament and just like their previous games, they engaged the Philippine team in a physical match, but the latter did not let their opponents’ height and strength overpower them.

    Please or Register to view links reported that Gilas Pilipinas veteran Ranidel de Ocampo led the way for the national team with 13 points, while rookie member Terrence Romeo, who scored the most during the team’s match with Chinese-Taipei A, chipped in 11 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.

    Another rookie, Calvin Abueva, who is one of the team’s spark plugs scored 10 points.

    The scores of Gilas Pilipinas players are as follows:

    • Ranidel de Ocampo 13
    • Terrence Romeo 11
    • Calvin Abueva 10
    • Matt Ganuelas-Rosser 10
    • Moala Tautuaa 10
    • JC Intal 8
    • Asi Taulava 7
    • Dondon Hontiveros 6
    • Troy Rosario 6
    • Jimmy Alapag 3
    • Joachim Thoss 1
    Please or Register to view links reported that Coach Baldwin noted it wasn’t a polished performance for the team but the important thing is everybody did what they had to do to win the game.

    He said: “It wasn’t a polished performance, but everybody stepped up and did what they had to do. We played within our roles pretty well – the shooters making their shots and rebounders getting their rebounds.

    “Defensively we were tough. It still had some lapses, but the guys did a good job,” the American-Kiwi coach added.

    In a previous interview, Baldwin said he knows that the current Gilas Pilipinas pool still has a long way to go.

    Gilas Pilipinas is set to face Japan at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 2.

    After the William Jones Cup Invitational, Gilas Pilipinas will open its campaign in the 2015 FIBA Asia Men’s Championship against Palestine at the Changsha Social Work College gymnasium on September 23
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