Gilas Pilipinas defeated Iraq by 16 points

Christian Standhardinger

Christian Standhardinger scored 16 points (12 in the 3rd quarter) and also with 7 rebounds as Gilas Pilipinas defeated Iraq, 84-68 in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon.

Gilas Pilipinas with just a 1-point lead at halftime, 32-31 but dominated the 3rd quarter led by Standhardinger and Terrence Romeo who finished with 17 points and 4 assists. Gilas scored 28 points in the 3rd quarter while limiting Iraq to just 9 points.

Carl Bryan Cruz played well with 11 markers and was 3/3 from the three-point line. Roger Pogoy with 9 points (2/3 from 3). Matthew Wright contributed 8 points while Gabe Norwood with 8 points and 7 rebounds.

Kevin Galloway led Iraq with 23 points but just 8 points in the 2nd half.

Philippines now with a 2-0 record and will automatically enter the quarterfinals.

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Game Scores:
Philippines 84 – Romeo 17, Standhardinger 16, Cruz 11, Pogoy 9, Norwood 8, Wright 8, Aguilar 5, Jalalon 4, Abueva 3, Almazan 2, Castro 1.

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