Smart Gilas Schedule for Fiba-Asia Champions Cup
Friday May 15, 2009
Smart Gilas vs Lebanon 3:00 pm Philippine Time
Saturday May 16, 2009
Smart Gilas vs Kuwait 7:00 pm Philippine Time
Smart Gilas won their first game against Korea but had a hard time containing Iran's import in the second game. Without Jordan Vroman - Iran's import who had 40 + points - the result would either they won or it would have been a much closer game. No excuses though.
As usual Andy Barroca leads the team in scoring in the first two games. He is such a revelation. Barroca stood out among the Team Pilipinas aspirants. Smart Gilas Center Gregory Slaughter needs to toughen up more as Vroman swallowed him alive.
Smart Gilas won over Lebanon 91 -86. The game underscored our need for another big man as CJ Giles had a bad fall and had to be taken out of the match temporarily. Smart Gilas was leading 56 -43 and without Gileas it disappeared quickly. Through the efforts of Andy Mark Barroca, Aldrech Ramos and Dylan Ababou the team built a six point lead and never looked back. I admire the mental toughness of this Smart Gilas team. Great job boys!!