Pat Aquino happy with Gilas Ladies’s effort in Fiba Asia Cup



Gilas Pilipinas women after wrapping up their Fiba Asia Cup Division 1 campaign. FIBA BASKETBALL

Gilas Pilipinas ladies after wrapping up their Fiba Asia Cup Degree 1 marketing campaign. FIBA BASKETBALL

MANILA, Philippines—It was an arduous trek however Pat Aquino and the remainder of Gilas Pilipinas Ladies will depart Jordan with the burden lifted off their shoulders.

The Philippines broke its winless curse within the 2021 Fiba Asian Ladies’s Cup when it beat India, 74-70, within the Seventh-Eighth classification.

Gilas Ladies’s win broke their three-game skid within the event whereas additionally cementing their place within the Degree A rankings of Fiba.

“I do know for the previous three video games we have been struggling positively, however at the moment I do know they performed collectively and as a staff. It was an excellent victory for us,” stated Aquino. “I’m actually so glad being right here and competing with the women. Us bringing them out right here even with all these bubble trainings and coming right here, I’m simply so happy with the women.”

“Hopefully, we will do it each time there may be this sort of event. The purpose of this staff is to compete and compete and play properly with the easiest.”

The Philippines’ sport in opposition to India had a proverbial do-or-die label as a winless stint within the continental event will relegate Gilas to Degree II.

Happily for Gilas, Janine Pontejos and Khate Castillo delivered hitting a mixed 11 three-pointers and scoring 22 factors apiece.

Afril Bernardino additionally got here away with a close to 5×5 line after posting 9 factors, 11 rebounds, seven assists, 4 steals, and 4 blocks.

“I’m simply so glad. I’m very, very pleased with the women. They didn’t cease competing,” stated Aquino.


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