Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Gilas Pilipinas defeats Mongolia 84-68 to take 7th place - Asian Games 2014
After a slow start, Gilas shifted into high gear to turn an early deficit into a breakaway and beat Mongolia, 84-68, in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea Wednesday afternoon.
Gilas wound up seventh with the triumph, but still recorded the country's worst finish in the quadrennial meet.
Ranidel de Ocampo heated up in the first half, virtually carrying Gilas with all but 14 of his total output of 25 points.
De Ocampo wanted to exit the way he came in, firing back-to-back baskets late in the final quarter that sealed the victory for the beleagured Filipinos, 78-61.
Gabe Norwood put the icing on the victory cake with a follow up slam off June Mar Fajardo's miss.
Norwood, Fajardo and LA Tenorio chipped in 11 markers each. — Sports Desk Online
Philippines 84- De Ocampo 25, Tenorio 11, Fajardo 11, Norwood 11, Chan 8, David 8, Aguilar 7, Dillinger 3, Lee 0, Douthit 0, Alapag 0.
Mongolia 68- Otgonbaatar 11, Munkhbayar 0, Oyuntsetseg 3, Ganbold 6, Bataa 0, Tungalag 15, Battuvshin 18, Munkhtur 0, Shinene 11, Davaasambuu 4, Tserendagva 0.
Quarters: 18-21, 38-30, 63-55, 84-68