Gilas Pilipinas lost to Turkey by 8
Gilas Pilipinas lost to Turkey, 84-76 in their last tune-up game before the FIBA OQT. Andray Blatche led Gilas with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Jayson Castro scored 13 points and Terrence Romeo with 16 points.
Gabe Norwood played well with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Philippines missed 11 free throws, 15/26. Turkey outrebounded Gilas, 43-33. Blatche had a slight ankle injury in the middle of the 4th but returned to finish the game. Ali Muhammad led Turkey with 16 points.
In their 1st match held in Istanbul, Gilas Pilipinas lost by 35 points, 103-68.
1st game of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be against France on July 5, 2016, 9pm at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Philippines 76 – Blatche 20, Romeo 16, Castro 13, Norwood 10, Parks 6, Rosario 4, Aguilar 3, Fajardo 2, Reyes 2.