Monthly Archives: June 2011

Philippines wins SEABA Men’s Championship

9th SEABA Mens Championship 2011
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Indonesia
Championship Game, June 26, 2011
Philippines defeats Indonesia, 89-50

Game Highlights:
– Philippines sweeps the SEABA Mens Championship and secures a slot in the FIBA Asia Championship Olympic Qualifier in September 2011
– Mark Andy Barroca led Smart Gilas with 17 points (6/8 from the field)
– Mac Baracael had great game with 12 points (2/3 from three-point range)
– Chris Tiu contributed 13 points and 7 rebounds
– Marcus Douthit with 16 points and 7 rebounds
– Great 3-point shooting for Smart Gilas, 7/17 (41%)
– Philippines had a big edge in rebounding, 43-27 led by Japeth Aguilar with 8 rebounds
– Philippines held Indonesia to just 26% from the field and 25% from the three-point line

Game Scores:
Philippines 89
– Barroca 17, Douthit 16, Tiu 13, Baracael 12, Aguilar 9, Lutz 7, Ababou 6, Casio 5, Ballesteros 4.

Indonesia 50 – Gunawan 14, Ahmad 12, Prawiro 11, Poedjakesuma 4, Indrawan 4, Prihantono 3, Setepu 2, Dewanto 0, Chandra 0, Wuysang 0, Thoyib 0, Situmorang 0.

Philippines beats Singapore by 55

9th SEABA Mens Championship 2011
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Singapore
June 25, 2011
Philippines defeats Singapore, 106-51

Game Highlights:
– 6 players in double figures by Smart Gilas
– Mark Barroca and Japeth Aguilar led the team both with 18 points, Barroca also with 5 assists while Aguilar with 15 rebounds and 3 blocks
– Mac Baracael with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals
– Philippines with 23 assists led by Chris Lutz with 7 while Singapore only had 5 assists overall
– Great defense by Smart Gilas which led to 17 steals and 5 blocks
– Jason Ballesteros scored only 4 points but grabbed 16 rebounds
– Philippines shot 57% from the field (42/74) and 33% from the three-point line (5/15)

Game Scores:
Philippines 106
– Barroca 18, Aguilar 18, Baracael 17, Ababou 14, Tiu 11, Lutz 11, Douthit 8, Casio 5, Ballesteros 4.

Singapore 51 – Wong 20, Lim 10, Goh 6, Oh 4, Koh 4, Ng 3, Fok 2, Khoo 2, Folkoff 0, Wu0, Koh 0, Matialakan 0.

Philippines defeats Indonesia

9th SEABA Mens Championship 2011
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Indonesia
June 24, 2011
Philippines defeats Indonesia, 94-54

Game Highlights:
– 40 point win by Smart Gilas who led since the start of the game
– Chris Lutz led the team with 20 points and 6 rebounds (14/15 from the free throw line)
– Japeth Aguilar contributed 19 points and 5 rebounds (9/11 from the field)
– Seldom used Dylan Ababou scored 13 points and had 4 steals, 3 assists and 2 rebounds
– Marcus Douthit scored 11 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and blocked 4 shots
– Philippines held Indonesia to only 30% shooting from the field and 9% from the 3-point range
– Philippines with 17 assists to only 4 by Indonesia led by JV Casio with 4 assists
– Philippines committed only 13 turnovers the entire game while they had 14 turnovers in the 1st half yesterday
– All 9 players scored for Smart Gilas
– Marcio Lassiter was sent back home and will miss the SEABA tournament due to a back injury

Game Scores:
Philippines 94
– Lutz 20, Aguilar 19, Ababou 13, Douthit 11, Casio 8, Baracael 7, Barroca 6, Tiu 6, Ballesteros 4.

Indonesia 54 – Poedjakesuma 10, Prawiro 8, Thoyib 8, Indrawan 6, Wuysang 5, Prihantono 5, Situmorang 4, Dewanto 2, Ahmad 2, Gunawan 2, Setepu 2, Chandra 0.

Philippines defeats Malaysia

9th SEABA Mens Championship 2011
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Malaysia
June 23, 2011
Philippines defeats Malaysia, 97-71

Game Highlights:
– JV Casio led Smart Gilas with 19 points (7/11 from 2-point range and 3/6 from 3-point range)
– Marcus Douthit with a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds (but committed 6 TOs)
– Japeth Aguilar had a great second half with 18 points and 5 rebounds (8/10 from the field)
– Chris Tiu with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals (3/5 from 3-point range)
– Malaysia led in the 1st half by 5 points (Smart Gilas committed 14 turnovers in the 1st half and 5 only in the 2nd half)
– Philippines with 47-20 edge in rebounding

Game Scores:
Philippines 97
– Casio 19, Aguilar 18, Douthit 14, Tiu 12, Barroca 9, Baracael 8, Lutz 8, Ababou 5, Ballesteros 4.

Malaysia 71 – Yeow 11, Guganeswaran 10, Yeo Seng 10, Shee, Li Wei 8, Chuan 7, Tian 5, Zhi 4, Wei 3, Er 2, Chun 2 Satyaseelan 0.

Smart Gilas starts training again without 4 PBA Players

Smart Gilas Pilipinas started training again minus the 4 PBA Players who will be available only after the PBA Governors Cup. Asi Taulava of Meralco Bolts, Dondon Hontiveros of Air 21 Express and Jimmy Alapag and Kelly Williams of Talk N Text Tropang Texters all suited up at the start of the PBA 3rd Conference.

The next tournament for Smart Gilas will be on June 23-26 for the SEABA Tournament in Jakarta and the Jones Cup in August to be held in Taiwan.

The team is down to 10 players with Greg Slaughter and Aldrech Ramos playing in the UAAP Season 74 for Ateneo and FEU respectively.

SEABA Men’s Championship Schedule

9th SEABA Men’s Championship
June 23-26, 2011
Jakarta, Indonesia

Philippines vs Malaysia
Thursday, June 23, 2011, 5pm

Philippines vs Indonesia
Friday, June 24, 2011, 7pm

Philippines vs Singapore
Saturday, June 25, 2011, 5pm

Finals
Sunday, June 26, 2011

Top three finishers qualify for the Wuhan meet in September 2011, which will serve as a qualifier for the 2012 London Olympics. Expect the same lineup for Smart Gilas as the FIBA Asia Champions Cup minus Dondon Hontiveros and Asi Taulava who opted to play in the PBA Governors Cup. Jimmy Alapag and Kelly Williams are now practicing with the team but will only be available after the PBA 3rd Conference ending in August.

Lebanon defeats Iran

22nd FIBA-Asia Champions Cup Finals
Al Riyadi of Lebanon vs Mahram of Iran
June 5, 2011
Lebanon defeats Iran, 91-82

2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Champions: Al Riyadi of Lebanon

Congratulations to Lebanon!

Qatar defeats Philippines

22nd FIBA-Asia Champions Cup Battle for 3rd Place
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Al Rayyan of Qatar
June 5, 2011
Qatar defeats Philippines, 71-64

Game Highlights:
– With the loss, Smart Gilas settles for 4th place
– Marcus Douthit led Philippines with 28 points and 17 rebounds
– JV Casio was the only other player in double figures with 10 points along with 7 assists
– Only 3/24 from 3-point range (Casio-2/8, Lassiter-1/4, Hontiveros-0/5, Tiu-0/3, Baracael-0/3)
– Qatar led in rebounding, 56-38 (20 offensive)

Game Scores:
Qatar 71
– Leslie 19, Ngombo 18, Musa 11, Cuffee 9, Saeed 5, Ali 4, Salem 4, Ndour 1, Abdulla 0.

Philippines 64 – Douthit 28, Casio 10, Aguilar 8, Lassiter 7, Baracael 5, Barroca 2, Tiu 2, Lutz 2, Taulava 0, Hontiveros 0.