Monday, August 10, 2009

Team Pilipinas Turns Back Chinese Taipei

Team Pilipinas avenges its loss from the hands of the Taiwanese in the Jones Cup with a win over the same team, 77-70. Chinese Taipei, leading for the most part of the game, could not sustain its momentum as James Yap, leading the way for the Filipinos,scorches hot, scoring 23 points in the game,with four triples mainly in the pivotal third quarter run that put the team ahead for eight points..but an early run by the Taiwanese early in the fourth quarter tied the score. Willie Miller came to the rescue with key baskets down the stretch. The last one, with a key three-pointer,75-70. Chinese Taipei,could not convert its last attempts in the final seconds, as the Filipinos picked up its third win of the tournament with only lone defeat. Tomorrow will be an acid test for the Filipinos as they will face the reigning FIBA-ASIA Champions IRAN tomorrow.