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Janine Pontejos truly belongs in Gilas Women program

When you watch Janine Pontejos play basketball, she always plays hard. She always competes like she has a chip on her shoulder. She goes all out every time she’s on the floor because she’s constantly ready to prove herself.  When Pontejos began her journey representing the Philippines, she didn’t really expect to be a basketball …

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Afril Bernardino: Face of Philippine women’s basketball

Afril Bernardino is already considered one of the best female basketball players in the Philippines today.  But like most athletes, she didn’t immediately find success. When Bernardino was growing up, she was always fascinated by the sport of basketball but never really got into it full-on. She spent time watching her family and neighbors play …

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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 end group phase with loss to Chinese Taipei

Gilas Pilipinas Women continued to show signs of improvement but Chinese Taipei’s hot shooting proved too much to handle, resulting in a 93-52 loss in the 2021 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Thursday at the Prince Hamza Hall in Amman, Jordan. Afril Bernardino finished with another all-around performance for Gilas Women, posting a double-double of 24 …

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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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