Tue. May 21st, 2024

The Philippines’ Justin Brownlee on the 2023 Southeast Asian Video games in Cambodia. Picture from SBP

MANILA, Philippines-The Philippines picked Malaysia aside with methodical precision on Tuesday afternoon to get its SEA Video games redemption bid off on the proper foot.

Gilas Pilipinas used a balanced assault and a spectacular outing on the defensive finish to clobber the enemy, 94-49, at Morodok Techo Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser had 13 factors to guide all the Filipinos. Teenager Michael Phillips, in the meantime, put up 9 factors and a game-high 14 rebounds, 5 steals, and two blocks in his debut with the nationwide group.

Justin Brownlee, the naturalized cager anticipated to hold a lot of the load on this event, didn’t have to attain that a lot with 5 different Filipinos ending with at the least eight factors. He chipped in 11 within the effort.

All however defensive whiz and group captain Chris Ross scored within the blowout.

Yi Hou Wong led Malaysia with 15 factors off the bench, whereas Xian Fu Ooi and skipper Chun Hong Tin each completed with seven.

Up subsequent for the Philippines is Cambodia, which is reportedly fielding a bevy of naturalized gamers within the contest. They battle on the similar venue on Thursday, 6 p.m. (Manila time).

The hosts gave a glimpse of how succesful its naturalized gamers are in the course of the 3×3 contest, leaning closely on Darrin Dorsey, Brandon Peterson and Sayeed Pridgett within the gold medal sport towards the Philippines. That American trio is anticipated to play within the 5-on-5 showcase.

Gilas’ triumph on Tuesday eclipsed its 87-44 blowout of Malaysia within the final SEA Video games by three extra factors.


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