GILAS Pilipinas booked a berth in the finals of the 19th Super Kung Sheung Cup after whipping Changsa Park Lane in their semis showdown Saturday night, 90-69, at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
KG Canaleta led the Nationals with 18 points and eight rebounds, while naturalized player Marcus Douthit and college star Kevin Alas added 13 and 10, respectively.
Coach Chot Reyes and his team remained unbeaten in four games going to Sunday’s championship game against the winner in the other semifinal encounter between defending champion Southern California Fukienese Association and Hongkong.
The Nationals raced to an early 10-2 lead and ended the first period already up by as many as 26-9.
After the three quarters, Gilas had the game all wrapped up, 67-50.