JERICHO Cruz had an all-around game as Guam defeated Singapore, 82-59, on Thursday in the 2025 Fiba Asia Cup pre-qualifiers in Bangalore, India.
The San Miguel cager had 11 points, three rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 26 minutes of play in a blowout victory over Singapore to start Guam's campaign in Group C.
Jonathan Galloway led Guam with 23 points and six rebounds, while Jahmar Andre White added 12 points.
Guam outscored Singapore, 26-10, in the third to gain a big headway and enter the fourth with a 60-36 advantage.
Cruz is representing Guam, the country where he grew up, for this Fiba window in their bid to make it to the 2025 Fiba Asia Cup.
The former Adamson cager had a chance to join Guam with San Miguel taking a break, being one of the three PBA teams that committed to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the fifth window of the Fiba Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers.
Guam will have little time to rest as it faces Hong Kong on Friday.
All the teams will advance in the second round following the pullout of Cambodia.