Senegal def. Gilas Pilipinas, 72-64 (VIDEO) August 4 | 2023 Heyuan WUS International Basketball Tournament in China

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World No. 37 Senegal (2-0) uses strong fourth quarter to beat the world no. 40 Gilas Pilipinas Men (1-1), 72-64 in the third day of the 2023 Enping WUS International Basketball Tournament on Friday, August 4, at the Jiangman En Ping Sports gymnasium in Guangdong, China. [VIDEO]

Following their 76-65 victory yesterday against the young hoopers of Iran. Gilas had a poor start and faltered late against the Lions.

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

June Mar Fajardo paced Gilas in the losing effort with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Dwight Ramos and CJ Perez finished with 11 points apiece, while Jamie Malonzo added 9.

The Chot Reyes-mentored Gilas will be back in action against the same Senegal team on Sunday, August 6, at 8:00pm and will play Iran anew on Monday, August 7 at 8:00pm.

The Scores:

SENEGAL 72 - Ndoye 16, Ndiaye 15, Sambe 11, Badio 9, Boissy 7, P. Diop 4, Fall 3, Camara 3, Sylla 2, D. Diop 2, Faye 0.

PHILIPPINES 64 - Fajardo 14, Ramos 11, Perez 11, Malonzo 9, Abando 5, Edu 4, K. Ravena 3, T. Ravena 2, Newsome 2, Pogoy 2, Parks Jr 1, Aguilar 0, Oftana 0.

Quarters: 22-19, 35-34, 56-53, 72-64. [FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS]

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