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SMC-RP attains 9th place in FIBA-Asia

Though team Pilipinas failed to get the Olympic basketball dream for the country, that didn’t stop to continue playing their hearts out as they managed to get straight victories to win the consolation round of the FIBA-Asia tournament beating the national team of China 78-76 to capture the 9th place.

 

Danny Seigle led the team exploding with 20 points while Kelly Williams gave another impressive performance with 14 points.

 

As said, winning the 9th place is a great consolation for team Pilipinas, still nursing the fresh wound of losing the Olympic chance in the preliminaries.

 

The team learned a lot from the tournament. They should use their mistakes so that the in the next Olympic qualifiers they could have better chances of winning. And we hopefully change the rules in PBA so that Filipino cagers would be more familiar with the International rules.

 

Team is set to return on Monday.

 

** picture from FIBA.com

Jordan ends SMC-RP’s Olympic bid

It was a bitter pill to swallow. A real heartbreaker. It is the end for the losing team of the match.

Unfortunately the Philippine National Basketball team is still not fully equipped as they take on the road to the ‘Olympic Dream’ as Jordan eliminates San Miguel Pilipinas 84-76 in the FIBA-Asia.

SMC-RP’s ‘Olympic Dream’ didn’t really turn out as a nightmare. The Filipino cagers worked really hard and did their best and that’s a good consolation.

Maybe next time we could see a Philippine Basketball team in the Olympics. Maybe next time we could see a more competitive National team where we could see the likes of Arwind Santos, Larry Fonacier, Enrico Villanueva, Jervy Cruz and Yousif Aljamal… I say put more pure pinoys in the team right?

I never liked Chot Reyes. Don’t know why, I just do.

Jimmy Alapag was great, I was really impressed with his performance. As well as Kelly Williams. Gabe Norwood’s good but he’s still young. Mark Caguioa, Asi Taulava and Dondon Hontiveros, they’re great too. Danny Seigle didn’t get much action though, still a bit rusty because the injury but I’m still a fan. Jayjay Helterbrand and Kerby Raymundo got their share of the spotlight. Mick Pennisi, Erik Menk and Renren Ritualo didn’t get much action as well. I think I mentioned all of them.

But hey, they tried right? And let’s just hope we’ll get it next time. Keep supporting them. Win or lose.

 

** picture from FIBA.com