Kashgar overwhelms Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas

Paul Lintag on Sep 28, 2017 09:30 PM
Kashgar overwhelms Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas
Andray Blatche was DNP for Kashgar but instead, Darius Adams led the way for defending champion China as Chooks-to-Go makes its exit from the Champions Cup. (FIBA)

Turns out defending champion China Kashgar didn't even need Andray Blatche to take down Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas.

Kashgar is through to the semifinals anew of the FIBA Asia Champions Cup after scoring a convincing 86-70 win Chooks-Pilipinas Thursday at the City Arena in Chenczhou, China.

Consistent all game long, Kashgar pounded Chooks-to-Go until Team Pilipinas ran our of steam in the fourth period, arranging a Final Four clash against Kazakhstan's BC Astana.

Darius Adams led the way for China after scoring 23 points on top of nine rebounds and four assists while Mugedaer Xirelijiang posted 20.

Blatche did not suit up in the game.

Obviously overmatched, Chooks-Pilipinas kept in step in the first half before Kashgar's talent simply became too overwhelming in the second.

It didn't help that Team Pilipinas scored only 31 points in the final 20 minutes, 13 in the fourth.

Import Isaiah Austin led the way for Team Pilipinas with 16 pointd and 11 rebounds while Kiefer Ravena also dropped 16.

Chooks-to-Go has been relegated to the classification round as result of the loss and will take on Shabab Al Ahli-Dubai on Friday.

The Scores:

CHINA KASHGAR 86 - Adams 23, Xi Re Li Jiang 20, Yu 11, Wang 8, Makan 7, Sun M 6, Li 4, Tang 3, Liu 2, Sun T 2.

CHOOKS-TO-GO PILIPINAS 70 - Austin 16, Ravena 16, Cruz 10, Manuel 10, Jose 5, Torres 5, Jero. Teng 4, Tamsi 2, Vosotros 2, Revilla 0, Jeri. Teng 0.

Quarters: 24-17, 45-39, 68-57, 86-70.



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