MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas suffered their first loss of the FIBA Asia Cup tournament against South Korea in a Knock-Out Quarter Finals match with 118-86 final score in Beirut, Lebanon on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (Thursday Manila time).
Photo credit: **Fiba.com* Kim Sun Hyung going for a layup in their blowout win against Philippines
Gilas Pilipinas suffered their first loss of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup against their old rivals South Korea, this was the 4th consecutive loss of Gilas to South Korea since winning in a FIBA ASIA CUP 2013 semi finals. Gilas Pilipinas although finished second in that tournament in which Iran is crowned as the Champion, Gilas Squad booked their ticket to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Both teams had and exchange basket in every position in the opening frame that resulted in 6th lead changes. Christian Standhardinger of Gilas Pilipinas started hot who tallied early with 9 points. South Korea still managed with 26-18 lead going into the second frame.
Terrence Romeo 22pts explosion in the second quarter prevent South Korea go the distance. But South Korea still managed with 57-49 lead going into the half.
Gilas Pilipinas 7-13 in 3pt area = 53.8%
Terrence Romeo 6 of 9 in 3pt area
South Korea 7-10 in 3pt area = 70%
At the Half
Going into the second half South Korea’s defense focused on Terrence Romeo in which the young star committed two turnovers in the third period. Equal distribution of points by South Korea enables them to outscored the Gilas Pilipinas by 16pts (13-29) in the third quarter to extend the lead (86-62).
South Korea continue their hot offense in the final frame as they extend the lead to a 34pts (73-107).
South Korea equal distribution led by Oh Se Keun with 22pts. Kim Sun Hyung also added with 21pts, Jongkyu KIM also tallied with 15pts, Seounghyun LEE and Junghyun LEE finished with 14pts and 11pts respectively.
Terrence ROMEO led the Gilas Squad with 22pts all in the second quarter, Christian Karl STANDHARDINGER also added with 17pts. Jayson Castro WILLIAM and Roger POGOY also finished in double figure with 11pts and 12pts respectively.
Total Lead Changes: 6
Total Deadlock: 0
Biggest Lead: 34pts (South Korea)
Biggest Lead: 1pt (Philippines)
First Quarter: South Korea (26-18)
Second Quarter: (31-31)
Third Quarter: (29-13)
Fourth Quarter: (32-24) Philippines