POOLED REPORT FROM THE PSA
NAY PYI TAW – Sinag Pilipinas used a balanced attack resulting in a lopsided 107-55 win over Cambodia Tuesday in the 27th SEA Games men’s basketball competitions at the Zayar Thiri Indoor Stadium A here.
Rey Mark Belo came off the bench for 17 points and paced the Filipinos, who had five other players scoring at least 10 points each in the wire-to-wire win that followed up their 88-75victory over Singapore Monday.
Despite the win coach Jong Uichico, who has expressed apprehensions over his team’s tendency to be over-confident, must still be concerned with some aspects of his charges’ game as he spent a long time in the team dugout after the match.
Otherwise, the figures present a better performance than the Singapore game.
Ronald Pascual added 16 points while fellow starters Kiefer Ravena chipped in 12 and Bobby Ray Parks a double-double of 10 points and 11 boards for Sinag, which erected a 25-16 lead after the first quarter, stretched that to 44-25 at the half and went into the fourth period with an already commanding 76-39 spread.
Making the win easier to take for Uichico is the fact it was masterfully fashioned despite Marcus Douthit notching only six points and as many rebounds in 21 minutes and Kevin Alas sitting out a second straight game due to the flu.
The Filipinos next take on Myanmar Thursday.
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