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    News you need to know: Gilas Pilipinas, Governors' Cup updates and more

    Jan 21, 2023
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    Gilas pool

    Justin Brownlee

    JUSTIN Brownlee, as expected, heads the Philippine pool for the sixth window of the Fiba Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers.

    The Philippines takes on Lebanon on Feb. 24 and Jordan on Feb. 27 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

    Ange Kouame, a naturalized Filipino citizen from Ivory Coast, PBA MVP Scottie Thompson, Jamie Malonzo, and Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra, CJ Perez and June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel, RR Pogoy and CJ Oftana of TNT, Raymond Almazan and Chris Newsome of Meralco, and NorthPort forward Arvin Tolentino are in the pool along with Jordan Heading, Dwight Ramos, Ray Parks, brothers Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, Carl Tamayo, Kevin Quiambao, Francis Lopez, Schonny Winston, Jerom Lastimosa and Mason Amos.


    Dragons staying in Philippines

    Brian Goorjian Bay Area Dragons coach

    BAY Area is on a break after their Commissioner’s Cup stint and will resume training in Manila before going to Japan for the East Asia Super League.

    The EASL Champions Week is set March 1 to 5.

    The Dragons are staying at the Bonifacio Global City and will have Kerry Sports Manila as training venue.

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    Blackwater update

    Jvee casio

    KEY players are set to return to action for Blackwater as the Governors’ Cup gets going.

    JVee Casio, who suffered a groin injury on the eve of their first game in the Commissioner’s Cup, is expected to return to action on minutes restriction when the Bossing take on the NLEX Road Warriors on Wednesday.


    Baser Amer, who suffered a calf strain late in the second conference, is ready to go, according to coach Ariel Vanguardia.

    Joshua Torralba, who sustained a quad injury in July last year, is also set to play but Troy Rosario needs a few more days to recuperate from plantar fasciitis.

    Vosotros lifts TNT to another 3x3 title

    TNT champion PBA 3x3 Leg 2 Third Conference Season 2


    TNT added another title to its collection, defeating Barangay Ginebra, 20-14, to clinch the PBA 3x3 Leg 2 title of the Third Conference Season 2 on Friday at Robinsons Place Antipolo.

    Almond Vosotros returned to action after sitting out the last leg, scoring 11 in the final to power the Tropang Giga to their sixth leg title of the season.

    Meralco won 20-17 over Cavitex in the battle for third.


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