Sunday, July 24, 2005

Jones Cup Day 2: Philippines gets 2nd win, loses Miller

Philippines escaped a late Kazakhstan rally with a 82-74 win to go 2-0. The bad news is they lost All-PBA First-Teamer Willie Miller to a severe sprained ankle for the tourney. Anthony Helterbrand led Philippines with 17 points. Anthony De la Cruz, who had 11 points and 9 rebounds, pulled down a crucial offensive rebound in the final 30 seconds to secure the victory.

A lot of Filipinos who work in Taiwan showed up to field support for their national team, the first REAL national team visiting Taiwan since the 1998 Centennial Team. The 1998 team made Jones Cup stadium looked like a Philippines home court with thousands of Filipino fans cheering and waving flags in the stands.

Korea 92-73 India (43-26)
Korea: Joo Tae-Soo 24p+13rb, No Kyoung-Suk 21p+5rb+4s, Sonh Chang-Moo 12p+6rb, Julian Kim 9p+8rb
India: T. Rai 22p, Jagdeep Singh 14p+9rb, T. Singh 12p

Samara 67-50 Japan (35-25)
Samara: P. Ulyanko 24p
Japan: Takaki Ishida 14p, Takanori Onishi 10p

Qatar 80-70 AIS (40-35)
Qatar: Daoud 24p, S. Abdulrahman 22p+8rb
AIS: Patrick Mills 18p+5rb+5s, Aron Baynes 14p, Stephen Weigh 10p

Philippines 82-74 Kazakhstan (45-43)
Philippines: A. Helterbrand 17p(5-8 FG)+5a, R. Adducul 16p+8rb, A. De la Cruz 11p+9rb, A. Taulava 14p
Kazakhstan: I. Nechaev 19p(5 3-PT), A. Ponomarev 14p+7rb, S. Vdovin 10p