CHRISTIAN Standhardinger came up with his second impressive double-double as Gilas Pilipinas pulled off a 100-85 rout of Japan yesterday in the 39th William Jones Cup basketball tournament at the Taipei Peace International Basketball Hall, Taipei.
He led Gilas with 22 points and 15 rebounds off the bench.
This gave Gilas its third win in four games.
Import Mike Myers backed him with another monster game with 17 points and 17 boards.
The Philippines shot well from the field as they held their ground against Japan’s shooters all game long.
Gilas trailed at the half, 41-42. The national squad then broke off from 66-all deadlock after three quarters.
They took charge in the fourth quarter when Gilas cager Matthew Wright hit eight of his 15 total points.
Wright’s three-pointer at the 3:46 mark put the Philippine squad up by nine, 82-73.
His triple during a crucial stretch allowed the Philippines to pull away for good.
Gilas Pilipinas will meet archrival Korea next as the national team continues to shadow tormentor Canada for the lead.