Gilas Pilipinas Beat Team B Iran

Gilas Pilipinas beats Iran B to start the China Pocket Meet on a high note

Heyuan (China) – Gilas Pilipinas started their Heyuan WUS International Basketball Tournament campaign on a high note, beating Iran B 76-65 on Thursday.

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The Filipinos struggled to establish their stride in the opening quarter, falling 21-23 behind Iran B. They turned things around in the second quarter due to a spectacular corner three-pointer by Rhenz Abando, who electrified the squad.

Gilas Pilipinas took a 26-23 lead on Abando’s three-pointer and never looked back. The Filipinos outscored Iran B by 13 points in the second quarter, leading 39-36 at the break.

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In the second half, Gilas Pilipinas was headed by CJ Perez. The Fil-Am guard scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half, including seven in the third quarter, to help the club increase their advantage to 59-46.

Gilas Pilipinas poured it on in the fourth quarter, building a 66-47 advantage. They finally won, laying the groundwork for an outstanding campaign in Guandong, China.

Gilas Pilipinas was led by Jamie Malonzo and Dwight Ramos, who scored 11 points. Calvin Oftana contributed 10 points, and AJ Edu had nine and nine rebounds.

The victory gave Gilas Pilipinas much-needed confidence as they attempted to build on their strong performance and extend their winning run. The team’s next match will be against Senegal at the Jiangman En Ping Sports gymnasium.

Iran's Struggles Persist

Iran B’s defeat against Gilas Pilipinas was their second in the competition. They had previously been beaten by Senegal by a score of 85-75.
If Iran is to make a deep run in the competition, it will need to find a way to turn things around. Their next match will be against China.

The Following Chapter of Gilas Pilipinas

The victory over Iran B by Gilas Pilipinas was a promising start to their campaign in the Heyuan WUS International Basketball Tournament. The team’s collaborative effort and outstanding individual accomplishments lay the groundwork for an exciting voyage ahead.

Basketball fans look forward to the next chapter in Gilas’ quest for greatness in China.

Here are some of the deficiencies that Gilas Pilipinas needs to enhance:

1. Defensive consistency: Gilas Pilipinas has shown flashes of brilliance on defense, but they have also been inconsistent. They need to find a way to play lockdown defense for 40 minutes if they want to be successful against the best teams in the world.

2. Ball movement: Gilas Pilipinas has a lot of talented scorers, but they sometimes need to be more reliant on individual play. They need to find a way to move the ball more effectively and create open shots for their teammates.

3. Three-point shooting: Gilas Pilipinas has struggled to shoot the three-pointer in recent years. They need to find a way to improve their accuracy from beyond the arc if they want to be a more dangerous team on offense.

4. Experience: Gilas Pilipinas is a young team, and they need more experience at the international level. They need to get more playing time together and learn how to win close games if they want to be successful in the FIBA World Cup.

These are just some of the areas that Gilas Pilipinas needs to work on if they want to be a contender in the FIBA World Cup. With hard work and dedication, the team has the potential to be a force on the international stage.

Here are some additional deficiencies that Gilas Pilipinas needs to enhance:

1. Post play: Gilas Pilipinas has a limited amount of size in the post, so they need to find a way to be more effective in the paint. They could do this by developing their post players or finding ways to score off pick-and-rolls and cuts.

2. Transition defense: Gilas Pilipinas has been susceptible to giving up easy baskets in transition. They must improve their communication and ability to get back on defense to prevent teams from getting easy points.

3. Leadership: Gilas Pilipinas needs a leader who can step up and take charge on the court. This player needs to be able to motivate the team and ensure they are playing together as a unit.

Conclusion

The victory over Iran B by Gilas Pilipinas was a promising start to their campaign in the Heyuan WUS International Basketball Tournament. The team’s collaborative effort and outstanding individual accomplishments lay the groundwork for an exciting voyage ahead.

Basketball fans look forward to the next chapter in Gilas’ quest for greatness in China. The team’s next match is against Senegal, and a win there would put them in a solid position to proceed to the tournament’s knockout round.

With the FIBA World Cup approaching, Gilas Pilipinas will attempt to utilize this competition as a springboard for preparing for the world’s largest basketball championship. An excellent performance in China would give them the confidence they need to compete with the world’s finest teams.

Gilas Pilipinas has a bright future, and basketball fans in the Philippines are eager to see what the team can do in the coming years.

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