MANILA, Philippines—Ella Fajardo refused to hold her head after Gilas Pilipinas ladies’s 91-point beating by the hands of China within the 2021 Fiba Girls’s Asia Cup late Monday night time.
Dominated by means of and thru, Gilas has extra to point out so far as Fajardo is worried heading right into a matchup in opposition to one other world powerhouse in Australia on Wednesday.
“Coach (Patrick Aquino) stated that we performed our hardest, however I do know for a reality, I can converse on behalf of the crew, that now we have extra to deliver,” Fajardo, who had six factors in her seniors debut, stated after the Philippines’ 143-52 loss.
“And we simply ask to your continued help as a result of now we have extra in us. Issues that we will management actually. Getting again on protection for instance, that’s one thing we will management,” the Fairleigh Dickinson College guard added.
Gilas confirmed little to no resistance in opposition to China, which shot 67 p.c from the sphere and had 39 fastbreak factors.
— FIBA Girls’s Asia Cup (@fibasiacupwomen) September 27, 2021
The Chinese language additionally had 52 assists in opposition to solely 12 errors whereas forcing the Filipinos to show the ball over 24 instances that led to 34 straightforward factors on the opposite finish.
“We simply practiced like one month and it’s actually an enormous distinction in preparation however other than that, a whole lot of struggles, a whole lot of turnovers for us,” nationwide crew coach Pat Aquino stated.
“However the ladies actually tried very exhausting and hopefully, the following recreation we’ll do higher.”
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