Gilas basketball teams put on a brilliant show, prevail over opponents

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30th SEAG (Day 2 Mon 2 Dec)

Session BK303 Start: 8:30 End: 10:45 Filoil Arena

Time Total Event

8:00 ‐ 8:20 0:20 Women’s Pool A Thailand vs. Malaysia

8:20 ‐ 8:40 0:20 Women’s Pool A Vietnam vs. Philippines

8:40 – 9:00 0:20 Men’s Pool A Vietnam vs. Indonesia

9:00 ‐ 9:20 0:20 Men’s Pool A Malaysia vs. Cambodia

9:20 ‐ 9:40 0:20 Women’s Pool A Myanmar vs. Vietnam

9:40 ‐ 10:00 0:20 Women’s Pool A Philippines vs. Thailand

10:00 – 10:20 0:20 Men’s Pool A Indonesia vs. Thailand

10:20 – 10:40 0:20 Men’s Pool A Philippines vs. Malaysia

10:40 – 11:00 0:20 Women’s Pool A Malaysia vs. Indonesia

11:00 – 11:20 0:20 Men’s Pool A Myanmar vs. Vietnam

11:20 – 11:40 0:20 Men’s Pool A Cambodia vs. Philippines

11:40 – 12:00 0:20 Women’s Pool A Indonesia vs. Myanmar

12:00 – 12:20 0:20 Men’s Pool A Thailand vs. Myanmar

12;20 – 12:40 0:20 Mens Pool A Malaysia vs. Indonesia

Session BK304 Start: 10:45 End: 13:00 Filoil Arena

 

Time Total Event

 

13:20 ‐ 13:40 0:20 Women’s Semi-Final

13:40 – 14:00 0:20 Men’s Semi-Final

14:00 – 14:20 0:20 Women’s Semi-Final

14:20 – 14:40 0:20 Men’s Semi-Final

14:40 – 15:00 0:20 Women’s 3rd place game

15:00 – 15:20 0:20 Men’s 3rd place game

15:20 – 15:40 0:20 Women’s Final

15:40 – 16:00 0:20 Men’s Final

16:00 – 16:30 0:30 Medal Ceremony

MANILA, Philippines — The Gilas Pilipinas men and women’s squad put on a brilliant show Sunday en route to humbling two of their group opponents at the start of the first-ever 3X3 event of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games at the Filoil Flying V Centre in City of San Juan.

The quartet of Chris Newsome, CJ Perez, Jason Perkins, and Moala Tautuaa humbled Indonesia, 21-17, with still 3:21left in the game before giving Myanmar a neat lesson with some 3:25 seconds to spare for a 21-10 victory and remain unscathed in the men’s division that has eight-nation competing.

Perkins and Perez, earlier, combined in the final two minutes against the Indons to shake off a shaky start.

Indonesia immediately went up with a 4-0 start to size up the host country before Perkins and Perez combined with 9 and 8 points, respectively, to turn the tide and the win.

Perez sealed the game with a layup in the victory that also had Tautuaa and Newsome chip with 3 and 1 point.

It was Perez turn to give the favor to Perkins in the second game with a lob pass that seal the win against Myanmar.

“I feel happy with the win. It is just our second game in the tournament and it gets our feet a little bit. We have tough matches ahead and we just had to keep on with our focus. It is a great experience playing for flag and such an honor and pride having those people watching cheers for us,” said Newsome.

Meanwhile, Janine Pontejos shut the light out from the trey in leading the Gilas Women to a pulsating 15-13 victory over Malaysia for their second straight win in the women’s action.

Pontejos drilled a long range that pull out the Gilas Women from a close 9-7 count to 11-7 before the hulking Jack Daniel Animam and Clare Castro take charge to seal the victory.

The Philippines made a quick work of Myanmar earlier, with a 21-4 demolition and finish the job with still 3 minutes remaining.

Castro stood tall with 8 points for the Philippines as Pontejos had 6 points all on two-pointers. Afril Bernardino put up 4 points, while Jack Animam added 3 points. (AO/IAMIGO/CNS)

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