Gilas Pilipinas def. Senegal, 75-63 (VIDEO) August 6

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Gilas Pilipinas Men (2-1) used a balanced attack to beat the Senegal (2-1) in their rematch, 75-63 in the 2023 Heyuan WUS International Basketball Tournament on Sunday, August 6, at the Heyuan Sport Gymnasium in Guangdong, China. [VIDEO]

After their 72-64 defeat on August 4 against the world no. 37 Senegal, the world no. 40 Gilas Pilipinas team exacted their revenge in the rematch with the Lions.

CJ Perez top-scored for Gilas with 14 points, while AJ Edu had another solid performance of 13 points and 7 rebounds. Dwight Ramos finished with 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Down by 6 at the end of the third quarter, Gilas had a solid fourth-quarter run, outscoring the Lions 28-10, with Ray Parks Jr. igniting the rally by contributing all of his 8 points in the final quarter, and they fended off Senegal's late comeback.

Senegal did not qualify for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup but are preparing for the FIBA Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament-Africa.

The Chot Reyes-mentored Gilas will play their final tuneup game in China tomorrow, August 7, once again against Iran B at 8:00pm.

The Scores:

PHILIPPINES 75 - Perez 14, Edu 13, Ramos 12, Fajardo 11, Parks Jr 8, Newsome 4, Aguilar 4, Abando 3, Pogoy 3, K. Ravena 3, Malonzo 0, Oftana 0, T. Ravena 0.

SENEGAL 63 - Boissy 16, Ndoye 9, Brancou 8, Lamine 6, Gora 6, Diop 5, Amar 5, Ousmane 3, Mamadou 3, Samba 2.

Quarters: 16-17, 36-39, 47-53, 75-63. [FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS]

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