FIBA World Cup Asia Qualifier (Philippines vs Qatar)

Philippines victory against Qatar 92-81

Manila Philippines: Great come back by team Gilas Pilipinas as they win against Qatar in a Close Door match up at the Smart Araneta Center in Cubao Quezon City Philippines. Thanks to Japeth Aguilar who had score 16 points at 2nd half. Includes 8 big rebounds and terrific defense versus the big man of Qatar.

The Final score is 92 for Philippines and 81 for Qatar. Philippines now in 3rd place with 5 wins and 3 loss in their group behind Iran with 6-2 record.

This victory of Philippines is a must because Japan defeat Iran as Japan now have 4-4 record and behind Philippines.

Philippines next game is against Kazakhstan in November 30, 2018.

FIBA World Cup ASIA Qualifier (Iran vs Philippines)

Iran made a big win over the Philippines. As Iran made an 8 points lead over team Gilas with the score of 81-73 win against the team Gilas Pilinas.

In spite of a great game and hassle play by Standhardinger, and making a 30 points. But it was not that good enough to take the win. Gilas outside shooters did not work that well. Most of their shots at the three point line in the 3rd and 4th quarter did not connect.

While on the other hand, Iran’s shoots very well and made a couples of three’s which blown their leads against Gilas by up to 12 points in the last quarter of the game.

It’s a big loss for the Team Philippines. Which hoping to come back from the  loss against Australian team on July 2018. But that is how a basketball game is all about, sometimes you loss and sometimes you win.

Team Philippines need a lot of things to do to come up with a good one. To compete with toughest teams in Asia particularly like Iran, China and Korea.

The Final 12 of the Team  Gilas Pilipinas finally revealed by Coach Yeng Guiao.

The Gilas team will go against the Tough team of Iran on Thursday 8:30pm PHL Time September 13, 2018. Gilas will play against Iran  in their home court at Azady Gym Tehran Iran, they were battling for the 4th window of the FIBA world cup Asean Qualifier. Iran having 5 wins 1 losses record while the Gilas team have 4 wins and 2 losses.

Here are the Final 12 Players line up

  1. Alexander “Alex” Cabagnot (Guard)
  2. Dalistan Paul John (Guard)
  3. Scottie Earl Thompson (Guard)
  4.  Marcio Lassiter (Guard)
  5.  Alein Gail Maliksi (Forward Guard)
  6.  Gabriel Daniel “Gabe” Norwood (Forward Guard)
  7.  Raymond Almazan (Center)
  8.  John Paul “Poy” Erram (Forward)
  9.  Ian Paul Sangalang (Forward)
  10.  Beau Michael Vincent Belga (Forward)
  11.  Pauliasi “Asi” Taulava (Forward)
  12.  Christian Karl Standhardinger (forward)

Head Coach: Yeng Guiao

Yeng Guiao replacing Chot Reyes as the Head Coach of Gilas due to his suspension versus the Australian Team for the FIBA World Cup 2019 Qualifier.

Meanwhile other players like Greg Slaughter, Stanley Pringle, Matthew Wright and Japeth Aguilar will not play for some reasons. Stanley Pringle because of only one naturalized players are allowed, SBP Samahang Baskebolista ng Pilipinas picked Christian Standhardinger over Stanley Pringle.

Because Fiba is only allowed FilAm players to play in his country, if a player have submitted his citizenship as a Filipino before 16 years of age. Other two player, Japeth Aguilar and Matthew Wright were still suspended due to their last matched up against Australian Team on FIBA World Cup 2019 qualifier. Greg Slaughter also not able to play due to Ankle injury in a game against Northport at PBA games.

Team Gilas also scheduled to play against Qatar on September 17, 2018 at Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines at around 7:30pm. Philippine Time.

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