Gilas Pilipinas swept Pool B in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup after defeating Qatar, 80-74, on Sunday August 13 in Beirut, Lebanon.
The 3rd straight win of the team was led by Matthew Wright who scored 25 points together with 4 assists and a 8-0 run including back-to-back triples in the first quarter, to take a 25-16 lead.
Carl Bryan Cruz who also sparked in the game contributed 13 points, Romeo had 10 markers with two rebounds and three assists and Norwood with seven rebounds and five assists thus adding ten points.
Philippines still managed to make 15 of 42 threes, after Terrence Romeo missing all of his six shots from the distance.
With a win-loss record of 3-0, Gilas Pilipinas assured their spot in the quarter finals that will start on August 16, Wednesday and will go against the winner in the game on Monday between Japan and South Korea.
PHILIPPINES 80 - Wright 25, Cruz 13, Romeo 10, Norwood 10, Castro 6, Pogoy 5, Almazan 4, Aguilar 3, Jalalon 2, Abueva 2.
QATAR 74 - Elhadary 18, Saad 18, Erfan 9, Abdelhaleem 8, Mohamed 6, Al-Muftah 6, Mohmmed 4, Al-Darwish 0, Abdelkawy 0, Al-Rayes 0.
Quarters: 25-16, 41-27, 59-47, 80-74. Stats via FIBA.com.