Gilas Pilipinas lost to Lebanon, will face Jordan for 7th Place

Lebanon defeated Gilas Pilipinas, 106-87 in the Classification for 5th-8th Place of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon.

Fadi El Khatib led the hosts with 36 points and their naturalized player Norvel Pelle with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Terrence Romeo led Gilas with 19 points while June Mar Fajardo and Jayson Castro with 13 points each.

Matthew Wright contributed 12 points as Gilas missed the services of Christian Standhardinger who joined our Gilas Pilipinas SEA Games Team in Malaysia who will go up against Thailand tomorrow.

Lebanon shot 8/19 from the three-point line and with 27 total assists.

Lebanon will face China for 5th Place and Philippines will go up against Jordan for 7th Place in the last day of the FIBA Asia Cup tomorrow, Aug 20.

Philippines 106 – Romeo 19, Castro 13, Fajardo 13, Wright 12, Cruz 8, Aguilar 6, Pogoy 5, Norwood 4, Abueva 3, Almazan 2, Jalalon 2.

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2 Responses to Gilas Pilipinas lost to Lebanon, will face Jordan for 7th Place

  1. aztig8 says:

    fajardo may be a good player but the team was undefeated when he didnt play. he jinxed the team. still, im proud of our gilas pilipinas team.

  2. Leila Parojinog says:

    Line up this year is not as strong as previous one, is it time already for changing the coach & coaching staff.

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