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FIBA Asia Cup 2022 draw set for December

The countdown to FIBA Asia Cup 2022 has begun, with the FIBA Regional Office Asia and the Indonesian Basketball Federation, Perbasi, officially confirming that the event will  take place from 12-24 July 2022.  FIBA Asia Cup 2022, Asia’s premier men’s national team competition, was originally scheduled for August 2021. FIBA Asia Cup 2022 which will be played in Jakarta, …

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Philippines set to host Group A as FIBA Asian Qualifiers Window rescheduled to February 2022

The Philippines will be hosting another FIBA bubble. Due to the fluidity of the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all the Group A games scheduled for the first two windows of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers will be played this February 2022 in the Philippines. The initial schedule had home-and-away meetings …

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‘We just played our hearts out’: Gilas Women end Asia Cup stint on strong note

Gilas Pilipinas Women kept their Division A status after an inspiring 74-70 victory over India to cap off their 2021 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup campaign on Friday.  It was a hard-fought win that encapsulated the team’s journey to stay with Asia’s best basketball teams. “We just played our hearts out. That’s what we’re all about. …

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Gilas Women beat India to stay in Division A

Khate Castillo caught fire from downtown to lead Gilas Pilipinas to a 74-70 victory against India in the classification match for 7th place in the 2021 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Thursday at the Prince Hamza Hall in Amman, Jordan.  Castillo, who finished with 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting from deep, was instrumental in the second-half …

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Vote for Afril Bernardino (Best individual performance in the group phase)

Afril Bernardino has been the best player for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2021 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup. The 25-year-old Bernardino averaged 16.3 points per game (third-best in the tournament) on 52.6 percent shooting from the field during the group phase. She also tallied 8.0 rebounds (second-best), 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.0 blocks. In the …

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Gilas Women look to finish group phase strong after two tough losses

Gilas Pilipinas Women continue to hold their heads up high despite another crushing loss in the 2021 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup.  The Philippines lost to China in the tournament opener and then to Australia on Wednesday, 120-56. But losing to these Asian powerhouses also meant that Gilas gained valuable learnings in the process.  Following two …

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Gilas Women remain winless after loss to Australia

Gilas Pilipinas Women showed a more promising performance but they eventually succumbed to the Australia Opals, 120-56, for their second loss in the 2021 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Wednesday at the Prince Hamza Hall in Amman, Jordan. Janine Pontejos led the Philippines with 13 points, including 10 in the second half. Kristine Cayabyab also finished …

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Positive takeaways for Gilas Women in China loss

Gilas Pilipinas Women suffered a 143-52 loss at the hands of China to open their campaign in the 2021 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup on Monday.  But there were clear positive takeaways for Gilas even if China dominated throughout the game. Gilas Women veteran Afril Bernardino stood her ground against the larger and stronger Chinese national …

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