After an all out performance against the Euro basketball champions France in their first game held at Bleu Blanc Tour in Spain. Sad to say Gilas Pilipinas suffered their second defeat against the Australian Powerhouse team which scores 97-75.
In the first quarter of the game the Filipinos is eager to show their heart against the opponent wherein they snatch the lead and extend it to double digits.
But the Australians proved they are better than Gilas by strengthening their defensive might limiting Gilas to score only 12 points in the final quarter.
The Filipino naturalized NBA player Andray Blatche once again led to team by scoring 20 poinst and 10 rebounds. Jason “The Blurr” Castro scored 12 points which shows his consistency in shooting reach almost to 50% if he is allowed to play for almost 16 minutes.
Gilas sharpshooters namely Gary David and Jeff Chan contribute 21 points to the team.
But the problem is the support from the frontcourt considered to be insufficient as Marc Pingris, Ranidel De Ocampo, Japeth Aguilar, June Mar Fajardo, and Beau Belga only contributes a total of 7 points and eleven rebounds.
But this second loss does not bow down the hearts of the Filipino Gilas players wherein they will stand and raise the flag of the Philippines in world basketball.
Gilas next opponent will be Ukraine games will be played this Sunday.
Please continue and support our National Team as they compete in FIBA, Spain.