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.