Sunday, August 26, 2012

Gilas wins 2012 Jones Cup crown

The Smart Gilas Pilipinas National team defeated a taller American squad Sunday to take home the 2012 William Jones Cup title, 76-75, in Taipei, Taiwan.

LA Tenorio led the team with 20 points, including 11 points in the final quarter to come back from a 14-point deficit in the second half.

The Americans raced to a 6-0 lead after three straight jumpers, before a Gabe Norwood block led to a Marcus Douthit jumper to put the Philippines on the board. Gilas would go on to complete a 10-0 run anchored by two triples from Jeff Chan to go up 10-6. A Jermaine Dearman post move finally gave the US another basket, 10-8, before a James Justice three gave the Americans back the lead, 11-10.

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