Monthly Archives: February 2011

Smart Gilas defeats Talk N Text

2011 PBA Commissioners Cup
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Talk N Text Tropang Texters
February 25, 2011
Ynares Center, Antipolo
Smart Gilas defeats Talk N Text, 103-98

Smart Gilas Pilipinas led by Marcus Douthit with 16 points and 26 rebounds defeated All-Filipino Champions Talk N Text Tropang Texters, 103-98. This was the 1st game of Smart Gilas in the PBA and they showed that they can compete with the PBA teams.

7 players scored double figures for Smart Gilas as they shared the ball well under the system of Coach Rajko Toroman. Marcio Lassiter also scored 16 points while Chris Tiu and Aldrech Ramos both scored 15 points. Smart Gilas had 27 assists in the game and limited TNT to 40% shooting from the field.

Import Paul Harris led Talk N Text with 25 points.

Game scores:

Smart Gilas 103 – Lassiter 16, Douthit 16, Tiu 15, Ramos 15, Casio 14, Barroca 13,
Barracael 12, Lutz 2, Ballesteros 0, Slaughter 0, Ababou 0.

Talk N Text 98 – Harris 25, De Ocampo 18, Williams 14, Castro 13, Fonacier 10, Carey 6, Alapag
6, Peek 6, Dillinger 0, Reyes 0.

Quarterscores: 28-25, 50-51, 78-80, 103-98

Smart Gilas PBA Commissioners Cup Schedule

2011 PBA Commissioners Cup
Smart Gilas Game Schedule

Game 1: Smart Gilas vs Talk N Text
Friday, Feb 25, 2011, 5pm, Ynares-Antipolo

Game 2: Smart Gilas vs Alaska
Friday, Mar 4, 2011, 7:30pm, Araneta

Game 3: Smart Gilas vs Air 21
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011, 5pm, Cuneta

Game 4: Smart Gilas vs San Miguel
Saturday, Mar 12, 2011, 5pm, San Juan Arena

Game 5: Smart Gilas vs Rain or Shine
Friday, Mar 18, 2011, 5pm, Araneta

Game 6: Smart Gilas vs Derby Ace
Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011, 5pm, Araneta

Game 7: Smart Gilas vs Powerade
Sunday, Mar 27, 2011, 4pm, Araneta

Game 8: Smart Gilas vs Ginebra
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011, 5pm, Araneta

Game 9: Smart Gilas vs Meralco
Saturday, April 2, 2011, 5pm, Tacloban City

Smart Gilas Line up for PBA Commissioners Cup

Philippine Basketball Association 26th Season
2011 Commissioners Cup

Smart Gilas Pilipinas Player Roster
Andy Mark Barroca #4
John Aldrech Ramos #5
Joseph Evans Casio #6
Dylan Simon Ababou #7
Japeth Paul Aguilar #8
Gregory Williams Slaughter #9
Marnel Baracael #10
Marcus Douthit #11
Jason Ballesteros #12
Christopher Ryan Lutz #13
Marcio Lassiter #14
Christopher John Tiu #17

Head Coach: Rajko Toroman
Assistant Coaches:
Allan Gregorio
Oliver Bunye
Jude Roque
Djalma Ornedo
Team Manager: Francisco Lim

Smart Gilas getting ready for PBA Commissioners Cup

Smart Gilas Pilipinas will play in the PBA 2nd Conference as a replacement for Barako Bull. Please Support Smart Gilas!

Chris Tiu, Mark Barroca, Mac Baracael, JV Casio, Dylan Ababou, Aldrech Ramos, Jason Ballesteros, Fil-foreign players Chris Lutz and Marcio Lassiter and Naturalization candidate Marcus Douthit will see action in the PBA and will be coached by Rajko Toroman.

Egypt beats Philippines in Dubai Finals

22nd Dubai Invitational Basketball Tournament Finals
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Al Etihad Alexandria of Egypt
January 31, 2011
Al Ahli Club Gym, Dubai
Egypt defeats Philippines, 84-75

Some notes from the game:
– Even with the loss, Philippines improved their finish being only third place last year
– Marcus Douthit was thrown out in the 1st period along with an Egyptian player