Gilas Pilipinas Women def. Iran, 64-60 (VIDEO) Jones Cup 2023 | August 6

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Gilas Pilipinas Women (1-1) survives Iran women's national basketball team, 64-60 to grab their first win in the 2023 Jones Cup on Sunday, August 6, at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taipei City in Taiwan. [VIDEO]

Gilas out-scored Iran 26-9 in the pivotal third period to take control of the game, but the Iranians' fourth-quarter comeback attempt fell short. Kacey dela Rosa led the Gilas Women with 12 points along with 8 rebounds, 1 steal and a block. Jhazmin Joson finoshed with 12 points (4/8 3pts) and 2 rebounds while Jack Animam had a solid game of 7 points, game-high 15 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks.

The Patrick Aquino-mentored Gilas Women will be back in action tomorrow, August 7 at 5:00pm against team B of Chinese Taipei Women 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:

PHILIPPINES 64 - dela Rosa 12, Joson 12, Animam 7, Bade 7, Tongco 7, Bernardino 5, Pontejos 5, del Carmen 5, Ozar 4, Roman 0, Bambrick 0, Berberabe DNP.

IRAN 60-

Quarters: 13-9, 23-30, 49-39, 64-60. [Video Highlights]

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