Chooks-to-Go falls to Palestine in Champions Cup
Paul Lintag on Sep 23, 2017 06:47 PM
Barely 24 hours since Chooks-to-Go's rousing win over BC Astana to open Group A play, the Philippines came out flat against Palestine, trailing for most of the game. (FIBA)
Chooks-to-Go's comeback fell a little short this time around.
Team Pilipinas suffered its first loss of the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup, absoring an 82-89 defeat at the hands of Sareyyet Ramallah of Palestine Saturday at the Chenzhous City Arena in Chenzhou, China.
Barely 24 hours since Chooks-to-Go's rousing win over BC Astana to open Group A play, the Philippines came out flat against Palestine, trailing for most of the game.
Chooks-to-Go got as close to four points in the final period by Palestine proved to be steadier down the stretch to complete the victory.
Kiefer Ravena was once again the leading scorer for Team Pilipinas, firing 24 points while Jeron Teng added 18 points and six rebounds.
Import Isaiah Austin, who hurt his leg at the break, added 13 points and eight boards.
Three players scored at least 20 points for Sareyyet Ramallah led by Anthony Weeden's 22 points. Jamal AbuShamala dropped 21 and Todd O'Brien had 20.
Both teams are now 1-1 in Group A.
PALESTINE 89 – Weeden 22, Abu Shamala 21, O’Brien 20, G. Habbash 14, Sakanini 10, El Diraoui 2, Sahwani 0, K. Habash 0, I Habash 0
PHILIPPINES – Ravena 22, Jeron Teng 18, Austin 13, Cruz 8, Jose 8, Revilla 6, Manuel 3, Tamsi 2, Torres 0, Jeric Teng 0,
Quarterscores: 21-13, 41-33, 64-54, 89-82
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