Philippines beat USA for Jones Cup gold
- Aug 26, 2012
L.A. Tenerio made a go-ahead and winning jumper with 20 seconds left as
the Philippines rallied in the second half to beat UPG 76-75 and clinch
its first William Jones Cup tournament title in 14 years.
The Philippines outscored the Americans 25-16 in the final period and
53-41 in the second half, with the competition became a see-saw game
since the latter half of the third period and both teams traded baskets
until the last minute.
The Philippines won the tourney with a 7-1 record, dropping the only
game to Lebanon. USA finished with 5-3.
The Philippines last won the Jones Cup in 1998, when the Centennial Team
took home its third Jones Cup title
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