JIO Jalalon took control in the fourth quarter as the Gilas cadets beat Singapore, 81-59, on Tuesday for their second win in the 2016 Seaba Stankovic Cup on Tuesday at the Stadium 29 in Bangkok.
Jalalon scored a team-high 17 points to lead the Gilas cadets in the second half, staving off rallies by a pesky Singapore to stay unbeaten in the tournament.
With the Philippines up, 59-50, in the fourth, Jalalon hit three consecutive baskets to make it a double-digit lead once again.
The Gilas cadets were also down by six early in the third quarter but a run by the Philippine squad including a three-point play by Jalalon gave them the control once again, 48-37.
Gilas cadets coach Nash Racela wasn’t satisfied with how the team played defense in the game.
“We limited them to less than 60 points but I thought we could have done better,” Racela said.
Almond Vosotros had 14 points, while Mike Tolomia added 12 points for the Nationals, who got nine rebounds each from Troy Rosario and Raymar Jose.
Delvin Goh had 17 points for Singapore, which lost its first game after beating Indonesia in the opening game.
The Gilas cadets face Indonesia on Wednesday, 5 p.m. Manila time.
Philippines 81 — Jalalon 17, Vosotros 14, Tolomia 12, Jose 8, Pogoy 6, Escoto 5, Belo 5, Rosario 4, Holmqvist 4, Pessumal 3, Ferrer 3, Tibayan 0.
Singapore 59 — D. Goh 17, J. Ng 12, W. Kwek 9, S. Lim 9, Q. Toh 4, C. Tan 2, Z. Chia 2, Y. Lim 2, D. Tay 2, W. Low 0, W. Tang 0.
Quarterscores: 27-14; 41-29; 59-41; 81-59.