Smart Gilas Loses to Iran, Fights for 3rd Place vs Chinese Taipei

Smart Gilas Pilipinas lost to two-time Jones Cup champion Iran. They will fight for 3rd place against Chinese Taipei today.

Smart Gilas

Smart Gilas Pilipinas came short of making it to the championship game of the Jones Cup 2011 as two time defending champion Iran defeated the national team, 78-59 during the semifinals at the Hsinjhuang Stadium in Chinese Taipei Saturday night.

Gilas will face Chinese-Taipei for 3rd place today, August 13, while Iran will battle South Korea for the championship.


Iran 78 – Haddadi 36, Sahakian 16, Davari 9, Barogh 6, Davoudichegani 3, Davaranahfard 3, Veisi 2, Kardoust 2, Nabipoor 1, Rouzbahani 0.

Smart Gilas Pilipinas 59 – Douthit 16, Barroca 10, Lassiter 10, Hontiveros 6, Tiu 5, Aguilar 5, Taulava 2, Lutz 0.

Quarter scores: 20-11; 36-27; 56-38; 78-59.

Cross-published in Pinoy Power

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