Gilas Pilipinas lost to New Zealand


Gilas Pilipinas lost to New Zealand, 89-80 in the 2nd day of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Manila and is out of the tournament. Andray Blatche led Gilas with 30 points and 7 rebounds (4/7 from 3)

Jayson Castro with 13 points and 3 assists (3/5 from 3) while Jeff Chan with 11 points (2/4 from 3). June Mar Fajardo with 11 points and 4 rebounds. Troy Rosario scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.

Tai Webster led New Zealand with 25 points and 11 rebounds and they will advance to the Semifinals.

No more games for Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA OQT.

Philippines 80 – Blatche 30, Castro 13, Chan 11, Fajardo 11, Rosario 7, Romeo 5, Reyes 2, Parks 1.

7 Responses to Gilas Pilipinas lost to New Zealand

  1. Jan says:

    Remove in the team pingris de ocampo romeo parks ipalit nyo si paul lee sluagther almazan at jr reyes

  2. rico says:

    Here is the source from Wikipedia: “The 2017 FIBA Asia Championship will mark firsts and lasts for the Asian Championship, this will be the first Asian Championship as a standalone tournament (meaning will not serve as qualifier either for the Basketball World Cup or the Olympic Games). The 2017 Tournament will also expected to be the last Asian Championships to be ever held and under a 2-year cycle. Starting 2021, the Asian Championships and the FIBA Oceania Championship will merge into a one tournament to be known as the FIBA Asia-Pacific Championship. It will be held every 4-years like the EuroBasket, AfroBasket and Americas Championship.”

  3. Michael A. Buminaang says:

    I’m just glad that reporters did not reiterate that we lost because we are smaller. That is the most hated excuse I am hearing everytime we lost in international basketball. ” we lost to a taller…..) That is the excuse of every homo erectus reporter everytime our national team losses. International competition is more than that. Argentina won an international basketball competition without a 7-footer. Winning international competition is all about creating a system. A system that revolves around the limited tools that you have. And most importantly, fostering an attitude that is far from the PBA, NCCA or the UAAP, lowly club institutions that hinders the growth of international quality of basketball in the country.

  4. Michael A. Buminaang says:

    It’s an an act of desperation, but if you consider, I can help in any small way I could. I’m a registered physical therapist, but most importantly, I’m a youth basketball coach and student of the game for 20 years. I am volunteering my simple knowledge in basketball without any form of incentives. It will be all all for the glory of Philippine basketball, and it’s basketball-crazy citizenry.

  5. cody says:

    Slaughter 7’1″C
    Blatche 6’11″C
    Fajardo 6’11″C
    Aguilar 6’9″F
    Rosario 6’7″F
    Paras 6’6″F/G
    Norwood 6’6″F/G
    Clarkson 6’5″SG
    Park 6’4″SG
    Lassiter 6’3″SG
    Thompson 6’1″PG
    Romeo 6’0″PG

  6. John says:

    Gilas needs Abueva, The Beast factor, Energy and non-stop tenacity (offense and defense).

  7. elmer esteban says:

    I think we should have the like of more guard that can hit outside shots and two or three center that can hit Inside shot

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