Philippines defeats Japan

2011 William Jones Cup Invitational Tournament
Smart Gilas Pilipinas vs Japan
Sinjhuang Stadium, New Taipei City
Philippines defeats Japan, 94-78

Game Highlights:
– Marcus Douthit led Smart Gilas wiith 32 points and 18 rebounds (12/13 from the free throw line)
– Dondon Hontiveros had a breakout game with 14 points (12 in the 4th period) and helped in defending Japanese sharpshooter Keijuro Matsui (8/8 from three-point range) in the 4th quarter
– Chris Tiu and Marcio Lassiter both scored 11 points
– Smart Gilas had 29 points in the 4th quarter while limiting Japan to only 10 points
– With the win, Philippines advances to the semifinal around against Iran tomorrow at 7pm
– JV Casio maybe out of the tournament due to a knee injury

Game scores:

Philippines 94 – Douthit 32, Hontiveros 14, Tiu 11, Lassiter 11, Lutz 9, Barroca 8, Aguilar 7, Taulava 2, Casio 0, Baracael 0, Ballesteros 0, Ababou 0.

Japan 78 – Matsui 27, Nishimura 11, Okada 9, Hinkley 8, Ota 7, Shonaka 5, Togashi 5, Ito 4, Arao 2, Kamata 0, Noguchi 0, Sakai 0.

Quarters: 24-20; 49-44; 65-68; 94-78.





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