The Philippines – Ateneo Blue Eagles are scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team Indonesia at 1:00 P.M. on July 19, 2018 in Xinzhuang Gymnasium, Taiwan.
The Philippines-Ateneo Blue Eagles has ended their two-game losing skid after defeating team Japan yesterday and surviving the second half attack of their opponent, 80-74.
Team Japan were able to cut down the 14-point advantage built by the Blue Eagles in the final quarter. However, Ateneo hold their ground as they protect their single-digit lead to log another victory in the 40th William Jones Cup.
Philippines big-man Angelo Kouame made a crucial basket with 38 seconds left in the game, 76-70 then Japan’s Takuma Sato responded with a three-pointer.
Then on the next possession, Japan’s defense were on display as they forced Ateneo to commit an inbound turnover. Another chance for Japan to even the score at 76-all.
But the Japanese unable to buy a basket instead a deliberate foul called against Sato. Adrian Wong made sure to convert his four free-throws and gave his team a comfortable 80-73 lead.
A commotion happened in the ball-game where tournament officials as well as coach Tab Baldwin needs to get involved. Adrian Wong went furious after he received a hard slap to his head done by Sato.
Wong was called a technical foul due to second motion and gave Japan a free-throw but it wasn’t enough to make a comeback.
Thirdy Ravena continue to display his all-around performance as he logged 14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals plus a block on Sato in the final two minutes. Angelo Kouame had another monster performance as he registered another double-doube stats with his 15 points and 15 rebounds.
Philippines-Ateneo Blue Eagles will be facing team Indonesia today at 1:00 PM live from the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taiwan.