Monday, July 22, 2002

Final Day - Japan edges Philippines 65-63 to finish 4th

Japan withstood Philippines' furious rally in the last minute in a 65-63 victory tonight to finish 4th place in 25th Jones Cup tournament. This is probably one of the most exciting games in the tournament which neither team led by more than 5 points for the whole game.

Japan is 4-3 in 7 games, while Philippines finishes 3-4.

*Game Summary
Japan 65-63 Philippines(30-32)
Jap - Takahiro Kita 14p, Atsushi Ono 12p+5rb+6a, Takashi Shinohara 5p+11rb, Takahiro Setsumasa 11p+4a
Phi - Jeffrey Flowers 20p+15rb, Romel Adducul 8p, Edgar Echavez 7p, Bruce Dacia 7p