|July 16, 2017||7:00 pm||William Jones Cup|
|Taipei Peace Basketball Hall|
Now is the time to hop on the Christian Standhardinger bandwagon.
The Fil-German force powered Gilas Pilipinas to a big bounce back win in the 39th William Jones Cup, leading the national team to an impressive 88-72 victory over Taipei Blue Sunday at the Taipei Peace International Basketball Hall.
Despite playing a reserve role, Standhardinger was effective all the way for Gilas once he checked in, going for a 17-point, 15-rebound double-double on top of three assists.
He did the bulk of his work in the second half as the Philippines slowly pulled away from the hosts to register its first win of the tournament after a bummer against Canada Saturday.
Matthew Wright was also impressive Sunday for Gilas after a rough shooting night against the Canada. The Fil-Canadian gunner exploded for 14 points built on three treys in the first half, helping break the Taipei zone defense. He finished with a total of 17 points.