MANILA, Philippines – 111 points. Most basketball teams would be lucky to score that much in a game. That number was the disparity between the Gilas Cadets and Brunei in their SEABA match on Thursday, April 30, at the OCBC Arena in Singapore.
Thanks to a dominant 73.3% shooting display from the field, the Philippine team won their fourth straight game of the tourney. Seven guys scored in double figures, led by Ray Parks’ 19 points on 9-of-10 shooting.
Russel Escoto wasn’t far behind by putting up 18 markers, which was the same output contributed by Kevin Ferrer. Troy Rosario put up 17 points and 8 boards, while Almond Vosotros and Norbert Torres each had 14 points.
NCAA MVP Earl Scottie Thompson pitched in 11 points, while Kiefer Ravena had 9.
The Gilas Cadets were on top 36-10 by the end of the first period, and the outcome of the game was no longer a question the rest of the way.
Marcus Douthit sat his second game of the tournament. The Philippines will close their campaign on Friday, April 30, when they take on hometown team Singapore. – Rappler.com