Japan def. Gilas Pilipinas Women, 85-83 (VIDEO) Jones Cup 2024 | July 8

Photo credit: VL sports Taiwan

Jones Cup 2024 Live Updates, Standings, Schedule and Live Stream Info. Gilas Pilipinas Women's gallant stand fell short against the undefeated Japanese team (3-0) in the third day of the 2024 William Jones Cup for Women on Monday, July 8, 2024 at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taiwan.

After suffering a 60-73 loss against Chinese Taipei Team B and securing their first win of the tournament against Malaysia with a score of 74-63, the world No. 40 & Asia's No. 7 Philippines will try to achieve back-to-back wins against undefeated Japan, who overwhelmed Taipei A 97-46 and Taipei B 94-42. However, Japan’s Universiade team escaped a late rally by the Philippines (1-2) to win 85-83.

Five Japanese players finished in double figures, with Sato Takako leading the way with 13 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal. Fujisawa Yuka had 13 points on 3-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc, while Yamamoto Haruka added 11 points and 4 rebounds.

Gilas Women star Afril Bernardino led the Philippines in a losing effort with a double-double of 21 points (7/11 2pts, 7/8 FT), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals, and 3 blocks in 25 minutes of play. Jack Animam had her own double-double of 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Khate Castillo displayed great shooting, making 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, to finish with 12 points, while Naomi Panganiban had a solid performance with 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist. Janine Pontejos contributed 9 points (3-of-8 from three-point range), 4 assists, and a steal."

Gilas Women will try to get back in the win column against Thailand on July 9 (Update: Gilas def. Thailand, 68-58) and Taipei A on July 10 at 7:00pm.

Gilas Pilipinas Women Roster: Jack Animam, Janine Pontejos, Khate Castillo, Stefanie Berberabe, Afril Bernardino, Louna Ozar, Camille Nolasco, Cielo Pagdulagan, Bagriella Ramos, Kate Colyn Bobadilla, Kristan Geyl Yumul, Naomi Panganiban and Areej Burgonio.

In the men's tournament, Strong Group Pilipinas will represent the Philippines in the 2024 Jones Cup, scheduled for July 13-21, 2024. [LIVE]

The scores:

JAPAN 85 - Takako 13, Yuka 13, Haruka 11, Aoi 10, Azusa 10, Mona 7, Maho 7, Natsuki 5, Haru 5, Misaki 3, Reina 0, Rakuko DNP.

PHILIPPINES 83 - Bernardino 21, Animam 20, Castillo 12, Panganiban 12, Pontejos 9, Ramos 5, Berberabe 2, Bobadilla 2, Ozar 0, Yumul 0, Pagdulagan 0, Burgonio DNP, Nolasco DNP.

Quarters: 27-17, 48-37, 66-56, 85-83. [VIDEO]

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