Gilas Pilipinas struggle from three-point range in loss over South Korea (Video Highlights)

Gilas Pilipinas who missed 25 out of 26 attempts beyond the arc, loss their 5th game on 39th William Jones Cup against South Korea Team, 83-72, and falls 3-2 in the tournament on Wednesday, July 20 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Jalalon, the player who snatched the only 3 pointer of the team led with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with 3 rebounds and an assist.

Import Mike Myers finished with 18 points and 17 boards while Christian Standhardinger added 16 and 5 boards off the bench.

Kiefer Ravena had 8 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds, while Matthew Wright, who has been a leading scoring contributor this tournament, was limited to a 4-point production.

Philippines made its biggest run in the final three minutes and breaks 17-point Korean lead at 49-66 to just four points at 69-73 on a follow-up dunk by import Mike Myers with 2:11 to go.

However, Korea’s veteran forward Oh Se Keun stepped up and nailed back-to-back lay-ups to keep the Philippines at bay, 77-69, with 1:14 left to play.

Thus, free throws by Korea in the closing seconds buried Gilas once and for all.

Gilas will face Iraq on Thursday, July 20 at 5:00 PM.

Video Highlights

The scores:

South Korea 83 – Oh 14, Lee Ju 14, Choi 11, Heo U 11, Kim S 8, Lee S 6, Lim 6, Heo H 6, Lee Jo 5, Kim J 2, Jeon 0.

Gilas Pilipinas 72 – Myers 18, Jalalon 18, Standhardinger 16, Ravena 8, Parks 4, Wright 4, Cruz 2, Pogoy 2, Tolomia 0, Ferrer 0, Jose 0.

Quarters: 16-20, 37-42, 51-66, 72-83. Stats via jonescup.choxue.com.

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