Japan def. Gilas Pilipinas Women, 95-88 (VIDEO) Philippines finishes 5th | Jones Cup 2023 | August 9

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Gilas Pilipinas Women (1-4) wrapped up their 2023 William Jones Cup campaign with a loss to the undefeated Japan's Chanson V-Magic team (5-0), 95-88 on Wednesday, August 9 at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taipei City in Taiwan. [VIDEO]

The Chanson V-Magic, a team that plays in the Women's Japan Basketball League (W League), secured the championship by sweeping the round-robin format tournament with 5 wins while the Philippines finished 5th overall with a lone victory against Iran, who placed 6th and last with a record of 0-5.

The Patrick Aquino-mentored Philippine women's national basketball team will now shift their focus to the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, scheduled to take place from September 23 to October 8, 2023.

The scores:

JAPAN 95 - Takanohashi 32, Kaneda 15, Koike 14, Izoje 13, Yoshida 11, Shirasaki 7, Hamaguchi 2, Toraore 1, Hashiguchi 0, China 0, Shida 0, Yamamoto 0, Sato DNP.

PHILIPPINES 88- Pontejos 20, Animam 19, Bernardino 11, del Carmen 9, dela Rosa 8, Bade 7, Joson 6, Bambrick 3, Tongco 3, Ozar 2, Roman 1, Berberabe DNP.

Quarters: 25-17, 44-41, 65-69, 95-88. [Video Highlights]

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