On Thursday, August 17th, the Philippines faced South Korea. The game ended 77-87. South Korea defeated the Philippines.
It was quite disappointing that the Philippines didn’t continue the great performance from yesterday. After the game, Gian Robert MAMUYAC said that South Korea scored 28-15 in the first quarter. Although the Philippines led by 3 points in the second quarter, the score difference in the first quarter was too much. The Philippines was still slightly behind South Korea in the first half.
In the second half, the head coach Vincent Reyes didn’t change too much on the players.
Still hoping KOUAME and CARACUT could comeback on the score.
Although two of them scored 15 and 19 points, the Philippines got blocked by South Korea.
The Philippines made 9 of 33 3-pointers from the field. The hit rate is only 27.3%. The Philippines lost to South Korea by 10 points.
The total score of the Jones Cup is 1 win and 5 losses.
After a short break, the Philippines will face Japan on Saturday, August 19th.
This is also the last 2 games of the Jones Cup 2023. Hoping the Philippines could bring back the experiences.