There was no stopping the Philippines in the preliminary round of the FIBA Asia Cup, and now Gilas Pilipinas is on to the quarterfinals against Korea.
The two teams will meet at the Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday.
The Philippines rolled to a 3-0 record in Group B, while Korea had a 2-1 record in Group C. The Koreans moved on to the quarterfinals after defeating Japan 81-68 in a qualifying game Monday.
The Philippines has the kind of balanced scoring and defensive intensity that is going to make the team tough to beat in the FIBA Asia Cup throughout the rest of the tournament. Terrence Romeo is the team’s leading scorer with an average of 17.7 points per game.
Standhardinger is leading the Philippines with 6.5 rebounds per night, and Gabe Norwood is averaging 5.7 boards per game. Jayson Castro William is handing out 5.0 assists per game, while Romeo is delivering 3.7 assists per game.
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