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Gilas Pilipinas beats Taiwan Mustangs in tune-up earlier than OQT

Dwight Ramos leads Gilas Pilipinas past Taiwan Mustangs oqt tune up

Dwight Ramos leads Gilas Pilipinas previous Taiwan Mustangs in a tune-up sport forward of the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Event for the Paris Video games. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines–Gilas Pilipinas rolled previous Taiwan Mustangs on Monday night time, 74-64, kicking off its build-up for the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Event on a constructive observe.

Dwight Ramos had 19 factors to steer the Nationals who’re priming for the brief meet that may full the sector within the Summer time Olympic Video games that shall be held in Paris, France.

Justin Brownlee, recent from plying his commerce in Indonesia, delivered 12 factors and 15 rebounds in a wire-to-wire victory usual earlier than over 5,000 spectators at PhilSports Enviornment in Pasig Metropolis.

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“Properly you recognize, we weren’t involved about profitable a basketball sport, we needed to play a sure fashion. And I believe we did a very good job,” Gilas coach Tim Cone mentioned shortly after the conquer a visiting crew led by former PBA gamers Alex Cabagnot and Rashawn McCarthy.

“We bought a number of work to do however we now have time. We bought a number of work to do forward of us … We’ll simply proceed to get higher and higher as we transfer ahead,” he went on.

Gilas will now set its sights on a pair of friendlies in Europe. The Filipinos fly to Turkey on Tuesday night time the place they may tackle the host nationwide group then transfer to Poland earlier than plunging into motion within the OQT in Riga the place World No. 6 and host Latvia and No. 23 Georgia await.

Kai Sotto had 9 factors and 9 rebounds, June Mar Fajardo chipped in eight factors, whereas Carl Tamayo and skipper Japeth Aguilar mixed for 13 within the scoring effort.

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Gilas caught with simply 11 gamers as Roger Pogoy, a former nationwide group gunner, joined the gang as a spectator. He was with the group in its brief closed-door camp at Encourage Sports activities Academy in Laguna just a few days in the past.

Cone mentioned he shall be sticking with that roster quantity with Fajardo lastly activated and Amos finishing the forged as a alternative.

Jamie Malonzo, AJ Edu and Scottie Thompson are all sidelined by damage.

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Oscar Lopez, who served the Cambodian nationwide group in the course of the Southeast Asian Video games previously, had 15 factors, Cabagnot tossed in 13, whereas McCarthy 12 for the Mustangs who had been coached by former Rain or Shine coach Chris Gavina.



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