Gilas falls to Lebanon anew in tuneup game
MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas just couldn't catch a break against Lebanon as it absorbed a 60-71 loss to the visitors in their second tuneup game at the Meralco Gym in Pasig on Sunday, November 25.
Still within striking distance after 3 quarters, 51-56, the Filipinos were limited to a measly 9 points in the final period as the Lebanese reasserted their mastery over the home squad.
Sixteen-year-old Kai Sotto saw action for Filipinos for the first time and tallied 2 points off two free throws. He had his sights on a poster dunk over Ater Majok but was fouled in the process.
Gilas takes on Kazakhstan on Friday, November 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena to kick off its campaign in the fifth window of the World Cup qualifiers. – Rappler.com