Chooks-Pilipinas no match for Iran, playoff matchup with Blatche and China is next

Paul Lintag on Sep 26, 2017 11:46 PM
Chooks-Pilipinas no match for Iran
Iran's Petrochimi was too much for Chooks-to-Go as the Philippines takes a beating in the Champions Cup. (FIBA)

Well, Chooks-to-Go's group play performance is uneven at best.

Iran's Petrochimi smashed Team Pilipinas in the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Tuesday, posting a dominant 87-66 win at the Chenzhou city arena in Chenzhou, China.

Breaking the game open in the second quarter, Petrochimi topped Group A with a 3-1 record while Chooks-to-Go finished with a 2-2 mark.

Still, Team Pilipinas is moving on to the next round despite a flat performance this time around. They will face Andray Blatche's China Kashgar.

After a low-scoring opening period, Chooks-Pilipinas allowed Petrochimi to score 27 points in the second period and that was basically all she wrote.

Iran kept the Philippines at bay in the second half, dropping a final 12-0 hammer in the fourth to ice the game.

Isaiah Austin led the way for Chooks-to-Go, posting 20 points and 12 rebounds. Kiefer Ravena also had 20 for the Philippines.

The Scores:

PETROCHIMI 87 - Warren 30, Mashayekhi 15, Yakhchali 12, Kazemi 9, Davarpanah 8, Niktash 5, Zakeri 4, Mirzaeitalarposhti 2, Sahakian 2, Bahramzad 0.

CHOOKS-TO-GO PILIPINAS 66 - Austin 20, Ravena 20, Torres 9, Jero. Teng 5, Revilla 4, Manuel 3, Jeri. Teng 3, Vosotros 2, Cruz 0, Jose 0, Tamsi 0.

Quarters: 16-14, 43-29, 61-45, 87-66.


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