GILAS Pilipinas repeated over Ivory Coast, 73-63, to end its campaign in the Torneo de Malaga on a winning note eatly Sunday morning in Spain.
For the second straight day, Robett Bolick showed the way for the Filipinos with 19 points as he and big man Andray Blatche set the tone of the match for the national team early on.
Blatche added 18 points and 18 rebounds for the Filipinos, who finished their European training camp with a 3-1 record heading home.
Gilas Pilipinas’ second straight win over Ivory Coast somehow made up for its 82-71 loss to Congo the other day that denied the Filipinos a chance meeting with world No. 2 Spain in the four-country pocket tournament.
Marc Gasol and Co. earlier whipped Ivory Coast, 79-62, to arrange a final day showdown with Congo at Pabellon Martin Carpena Malaga.