Gilas takes on India in penultimate day of Jones Cup

Paul Lintag on Jul 22, 2017 07:42 AM
Gilas takes on India in penultimate day of Jones Cup
Gilas Pilipinas will take on India at 1:00 p.m. Saturday.

It's not impossible but Gilas Pilipinas will need a lot of things to go in its favor in order to win a medal in the 2017 William Jones Cup in Taiwan.

The Philippines' medal chances took a major hit Friday after losing to Lithuania and now, it appears that the country's hopes of retaining its championship is dependent a many factors that are out of control.

What Gilas can control however, is its Day 8 matchup against India, a team coming in with a winless 0-7 record.

With a 4-3 mark, the national team is two full games behind first place and is one game back from third. However, Gilas holds no tiebreaker as the country's three defeats came at the hands of Canada, South Korea, and Lithuania, the three teams that stand at the top in the penultimate day of the competition.

Still, a victory by the Philippine should boost morale and keep its hopes alive heading into the last day of the nine-day joust.

Gilas Pilipinas will take on India at 1:00 p.m. Saturday.

 

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