Gilas spoils Iraq for 4-2 Jones Cup slate

first_imgReinforcement Mike Myers led the way with 16 points and 18 rebounds for the Philippine men’s basketball team, which tied South Korea with a 4-2 win-loss record.After struggling offensively in the first quarter, Gilas regained its form in the second quarter on back-to-back triples by Matthew Wright to widen the lead 36-22 at the half after a triple from Roger Pogoy.Gilas was still holding on to a double-digit lead early in the second half but the Iraqis went on a huge run to cut the deficit to as low as 7 points. But triples from Pogoy increased Gilas’ lead to 63-49 at the end of the third period.The Philippines’ lead went to as high as 67-49 early in the fourth quarter after a triple by Kevin Ferrer but free throws from the Iraqis allowed them to come to within 10 points midway in the frame.Iraq came to as close as 79-73 on a 3-point conversion but five straight free throws by Ilonggo Kiefer Ravena sealed the victory for Gilas, which hopes to win against Lithuania today to take home at least a bronze medal.Naturalized center Demario Aquan Mayfield finished with 29 points, 4 rebounds and 6 steals, while Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi had 17 markers for Iraq, which slid to 3-3./PNSCORESPHILIPPINES 75 – Myers 16, Ravena 13, Pogoy 12, Cruz 10, Jalalon 10, Wright 8, Jose 4, Standhardinger 4, Ferrer 3, Paras 2, Parks 2IRAQ 64 – Mayfield 29, Al-hchaimi 17, Abdullah 8, Khajehzadeh 7, Ismael 4, Hameed 4, Aljuboori 3, Alazawi 3, Hamzah 0, Talib 0, Al-tameemi 0QUARTERS – 15-19, 36-22, 63-49, 75-64[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Gilas spoils Iraq for 4-2 Jones Cup slate ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas recovered from another slow start to score against Iraq 75-64 in a highly physical match in the William Jones Cup last night at the Taipei Peace International Basketball Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.Carl Bryan Cruz, who had 10 points in the game, was at the forefront of physicality as he got tangled twice with the opponents in the first half. He also had a shoving match with Navid Khajehzadeh twice in the second half.last_img

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