Chooks to Go Pilipinas falls to Palestine in FIBA Asia Champions Cup
MANILA, Philippines - After trailing by 8 at halftime for the second straight game, Chooks to Go Pilipinas fails to recreate last night’s magic, losing 89-82 to Palestine club Sareyyet Ramallah at the FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China, Saturday, September 23.
Rivals-turned-allies Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng were today’s go-to guys for the Philippine squad, scoring 24 and 18 points respectively. Isaiah Austin added a team-leading 8 rebounds and two blocks to go along with 13 points. However, the former Baylor University standout was seen limping to the locker room at the half, where Palestine led 41-33.
Both teams went back and forth for most of the second half until a Carl Bryan Cruz trey cut the Palestine lead to 6, 81-75. However, Sareyyet just took their hold on the game back until the final buzzer.
Sareyyet import Anthony Weeden led the Palestinian rally with 22 points.
Chooks will try to regain their momentum against Iran on Tuesday, September 26. – Rappler.com
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