Playing a more deliberate approach this time, Gilas Pilipinas cruised to a 113-66 win over Singapore in the 2017 Seaba Championship Saturday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Singapore put up a much better fight than Myanmar, a team the Philippines beat by 107 points, but just like the Burmese, the Singaporeans also didn’t have enough talent-wise to compete with the Filipinos.
Gilas kept Singapore scoreless until the 5:43 mark of the first quarter but by that time, the Filipinos were already up, 11-2 and by halftime the lead has swelled to 34, 63-29.
The Philippines’ onslaught continued in the second half where a basket by Allein Maliksi made it 51, 113-62, late in the fourth quarter.
Calvin Abueva topscored for Gilas with 16 points, five rebounds, and three assists, while Andray Blatche tallied a near double-double of 14 markers, nine rebounds on top of two steals, and two blocks without any turnover. – INQUIRER.net
PHILIPPINES 113 – Abueva 16, Blatche 14, Maliksi 14, Wright 13, Fajardo 11, Romeo 9, Pogoy 9, Rosario 9, Almazan 8, Jalalon 6, Aguilar 4, Castro William 0.
SINGAPORE 66 – Liew 14, Wong 12, Kwek 11, Ng HB 11, D. Goh 10, J. Ng 4, Cheok 2, Lim JY 1, Chia 1, J. Lim 0.
Quarters: 31-9, 63-29, 89-51, 113-66.