PH Gilas settles for 4th in Fiba Asia Cup


Posted at Sep 22 2012 03:08 PM | Updated as of Sep 22 2012 11:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Smart Gilas Pilipinas settled for fourth place at the FIBA Asia Cup after losing to Qatar, 76-63, on Saturday in Tokyo.

Marcus Douthit scored 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for Gilas’ losing effort against the taller Qataris.

Poor shooting did it in for the Filipinos, who were still reeling from a 77-60 defeat to Iran in the semifinals.

After staring at a 35-26 deficit at the half, Gilas launched a 10-3 run to trim Qatar’s lead, 38-36.

However, the Philippines failed to sustain the charge.

Gary David finished with 15 points, while Jared Dillinger added 12.