Gilas Pilipinas defends home court despite tough challenge from Taipei


Kiefer Ravena helped spark Gilas Pilipinas’ rally as the Philippine national team defended home court against Chinese Taipei in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

MANILA, Philippines — It took them three quarters to figure it out but Gilas Pilipinas made sure home court is defended well.

The Philippines used another brave fourth-quarter stand to score a second straight victory in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, this time a 90-83 decision over Chinese Taipei Monday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Holding on to a one-point lead entering the final 10 minutes of play, Jayson Castro ran the Gilas offense to near perfection in the payoff period as the Philippines survived a strong challenge from the visiting Taiwanese.

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