Gilas bows to Alab in tune-up game

Jonas N. Panerio

THE Gilas Pilipinas lost to San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, 93-89, in their tune-up game at the Meralco Gym on Monday, November 11, 2019.

The Cebuano pair of Roger Pogoy and June Mar Fajardo led the national team in scoring with 14 and 12 points, respectively, but it was not enough to propel them to the win. It was the team’s first loss in its preparations for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Alab was led by its three import — Nick King, Adrian Forbes, and Khaliff Wyatt — who torched Gilas for a combined for 46 points, with King leading the way with his 23 points.

With just two weeks left before the SEA Games tip off, Gilas will conclude its series of tune-up matches with another versus Taiwan next week.

The scores:

Alab Pilipinas 93 – King 23, Forbes 16, Heading 15, Grey 12, Wyatt 7, Rosser 7, Brickman 4, Vigil 4.

Gilas Pilipinas 89 – Pogoy 14, Fajardo 12, Aguilar 12, Wright 11, Standhardinger 10, Manuel 8, Lassiter 7, Tenorio 7, Pringle 2, Ross 2, Ravena 2, Thompson 2