Chinese Taipei-A def. Gilas Pilipinas Women, 89-85 (VIDEO) Jones Cup 2023 | August 5

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Hosts Chinese Taipei women's national basketball team (1-0) survives Gilas Pilipinas Women (0-1), 89-85 in the opening day of the 2023 William Jones Cup on Saturday, August 5, at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taipei City in Taiwan. [VIDEO]

Chen Yen Yu led Taipei Blue with game-high 20 points (5/5 2pts, 1/3 3pts, 7/8ft), 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal. Chen Wei-An finished with 15 points, team-high 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal while Cheng I-Hsiu and Lin Yu-Ting added 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Kacey Quinn dela Rosa paced Gilas in the losing effort with a double-double of 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting along with game-high 10 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in 23 minutes of play. Veteran Janine Pontejos had a solid game of 19 points (4/6 3pts), to go with 1 rebound, 1 assist and a block while Jack Animam and Jhazmin Joson added 13 points apiece.

The Patrick Aquino-mentored Gilas Women will be back in action tomorrow, August 6 at 3:00pm against Iran women's national basketball team. [LIVE].

Following a 3-year break due to COVID-19 pandemic, the R. William Jones Cup, an international basketball tournament hosted by the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association since 1977, is making its return. The 42nd William Jones Cup is scheduled to take place at Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taipei City from August 5 to 9 for the women's event, while the men's event will start from August 12 to 20, 2023. The team with the best win-loss record after the single round-robin will be declared the champion. For more info, schedule and standings click here.

The scores:

CHINESE TAIPEI A 89 - YY Chen 20, WA Chen 15, Cheng 14, Lin 13, Pan 8, HY Liu 6, Hsi Liu 3, Chang 3, Chen 2, Yu 0, Yang DNP, Han DNP.

PHILIPPINES 85 - Pontejos 19, dela Rosa 17, Animam 13, Joson 13, Bernardino 10, del Carmen 4, Roman 3, Bambrick 2, Ozar 2, Bade 2, Tongco 0, Berberabe 0.

Quarters: 30-17, 51-40, 69-63, 89-85. [Video Highlights]

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