Gilas nearly pays price for playing ‘bad game’ vs Thais

first_imgThe absence of Mac Belo and that Christian Standhardinger, who just arrived from Beirut, Lebanon after playing in the Fiba Asia Cup, wasn’t able to practice with the team also didn’t help the Cadets.“And for one, Mac Belo wasn’t able to play,” added Uichico. “And here comes the guy (Standhardinger) who came from Lebanon, never practiced with the team.”He lauded the Fil-German naturalized player for scoring 15 points and providing a power in the paint.“But the guy came from Fiba Asia and he’s playing 20 minutes and we have Belo practicing with the team for last nine days and all of the sudden he can’t play,” said Uichico. “That just mixed up my rotation.”Belo wasn’t included in the initial lineup due to an injury, but when he was given the green light to play, SEAG organizers refused to allow him, demanding proof that he indeed got injured.ADVERTISEMENT The nailbiter, according to Gilas cadets coach Jong Uichico, “was a bad game for us.”The Philippines, still brimming with talent despite being a watered down version of the Fiba Asia Gilas squad simultaneously playing in Lebanon, made just 6-of-30 three-point shot attempts, and gave away 19 offensive rebounds which the Thais gamely took advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’In the most trying times — the final four minutes of the match that saw a capacity crowd at MABA Stadium — Uichico was telling his team “make some adjustments, try not to give second chance points and make the basket.”He cited first-game jitters for the weak stand against a team that the Philippines would normally bury in double-digit leads from the opening buzzer to the end. Ray Parks of the Philippines soars for an easy layup during their match against Thailand in the men’s basketball competition of the 29th Southeast Games late Sunday at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. The Filipinos won, 81-74. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — It was a close call for Gilas Pilipinas as it barely escaped hard-fighting Thailand late Sunday night.Even the big Filipino crowd was shellshocked as the Thais made the Filipinos work doubly hard for the victory in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball opener.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No break for Huelgas, Mangrobang with their eyes set on Tokyo 2020 Filipino basketball officials said there is little chance Belo will be allowed to play at all, although he showed up in plain clothes and sat on the Philippine bench.RELATED VIDEO Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingscenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Fort Nelson Yeti to take year off from hockey

first_imgAccording to the Facebook page of the Fort Nelson Yeti, the senior hockey club will go on hiatus for the current season. The possibility of putting a team together in the future will be reviewed next season.The post states that not being able to find a home in a formal league, and playing games against significantly larger cities has been problematic. Issues have also arose when it comes to player commitment when the team plays only two home games a season.The team passed on their thanks to sponsors and fans for their support of the past three years.- Advertisement –last_img

SUSPECT IN KILLER ECSTASY DEATH FLEES DONEGAL

first_imgThe prime suspect behind the supply of drugs which Gardai suspect killed a St Johnston man has fled Donegal.Oisin Crawford who tragicallty died after taking drugs.A full investigation has been launched into the death of Oisin Crawford.Oisin, 22, died and five other people affected two weeks ago following a party. It is understood that Oisin and other pals had taken tablets from a killer batch of ecstasy.No arrests have yet been made as part of the investigation.However Donegal Daily understands that one of the suspects in the investigation has left the county.Gardai are remaining tight-lipped about their investigation. However a source revealed “Nobody has yet been formally interviewed about the case but a full investigation is ongoing.“We cannot say any more about the incident at this stage.”St Baithin’s Church in the village of St Johnston was packed to overflowing as they heard Monsignor Dan Carr plead with young people to stay away from drugs during Oisin’s funeral.“I would like to give a message today to our young people and the message is very simple – keep away from drugs,” said the priest at the end of the Mass.“Do not experiment with them; they are highly dangerous. Keep away from alcohol because alcohol is the first step towards drugs.” Monsignor Carr described how Oisin loved working with his father Seamus at the family tyre business in Raphoe.He loved stock car racing and got on with his dad more like two brothers than a father and son.The priest said he hoped the Crawford family did not feel alone at this time because of how the community in the area had come together to support them at this difficult time.Oisin was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery, the cortege led there by a lone piper – with a guard of honour from his former school Deele College lining the route. SUSPECT IN KILLER ECSTASY DEATH FLEES DONEGAL was last modified: June 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegaldrugsGardaiinvestigationOisin CrawfordSt Johnstonlast_img read more