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Janine Pontejos will get smothered by two defenders in the course of the Philippines’ sport towards Australia within the 2021 Fiba Ladies’s Asia Cup in Amman, Jordan. Australia gained, 120-56. Photograph from

MANILA, Philippines-The Philippines can have its work lower out for itself within the Fiba Ladies’s Asia Cup this June.

Gilas Pilipinas takes on host Australia on June 26 at Sydney Olympic Park Sports activities Centre for its first match in Group B of the event that dangles 4 qualification spots for the 2026 Ladies’s Basketball World Cup.

Issues aren’t going to get any simpler for the Pat Aquino-mentored squad because it performs defending and six-time champion Japan the following day.

Gilas then performs Chinese language-Taipei, one other squad that’s trying to rekindle its misplaced glory within the showcase.

The previous three conferences between the Philippines and Australia noticed Gilas get blown into smithereens, shedding by a median of 57.3 factors.

Their final encounter within the Ladies’s Asia Cup truly had the Aussies operating away with 120-56 drubbing of the Filipinos.

The highest two finishers of every group advance to the ultimate 4, whereas the third placers will attempt to salvage a spot within the semifinal.

The Ladies’s Asia Cup will happen slightly over a month after Gilas’ title-retention bid within the Southeast Asian Video games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


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