MANILA -- Filipino fans on social media erupted as Gilas Pilipinas scored their first and only victory in the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball, beating Senegal, 81-79, on Thursday in Seville, Spain.
''Congrats Gilas'' trended worldwide on Twitter as Filipino basketball fans posted celebratory messages for the Philippine national team.
Salute to the 'Mighty Mouse'
Filipinos also saluted Gilas Pilipinas captain Jimmy Alapag, who played his last game with the Philippine national team against Senegal
The "Mighty Mouse" scored 18 points to help Gilas score their first FIBA win in 36 years.