Coach Pat Aquino nonetheless happy with Gilas Ladies’s silver end in 3×3

Gilas Pilipinas Women settle for silver in the SEA Games 2023.

Gilas Pilipinas Ladies accept silver within the SEA Video games 2023. –GILAS WOMEN FACEBOOK

MANILA, Philippines–Gilas Pilipinas Ladies head coach and program director Pat Aquino held his head excessive even after the Philippines’ silver end within the 3×3 girls’s basketball within the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games.

“From shedding the primary recreation to [getting] to the championship [game], I feel that’s already a greater displaying from the earlier SEA Video games,” Aquino mentioned shortly after the loss within the ultimate at Morodok Techo Nationwide Stadium.

“Now, we’re again once more with silver, so I’m a bit completely satisfied, nonetheless, with our efficiency,” he went on.

The Philippines bowed to sweet-shooting Vietnam, 21-16, to finish its marketing campaign at Phnom Penh, however it was a greater efficiency in comparison with Gilas’ outing final yr in Hanoi, Vietnam, the place it wound up as fourth general.

The defeat additionally confirmed that program cornerstone Jack Animam is again in tip-top form, which ought to augur effectively for Gilas when it defends its throne within the 5-on-5 competitors.

“She’s getting again. She’s been away for fairly a while, however I’m simply completely satisfied she’s again,” Aquino mentioned of Animam, who missed final yr’s golden marketing campaign because of a knee harm.

“Hopefully … she’s capable of jell much more along with her workforce right here on the SEA Video games,” he went on.

One other silver lining for Gilas was the way it fared towards Cambodia, which paraded naturalized gamers through the semifinal conflict.

In that recreation, the hosts unveiled Meighan Simmons, a WNBA veteran who performed towards Animam in France.

Gilas gained that match, which ought to are available in as an inspiration for this system when it opens its three-peat bid within the 5-on-5 competitors towards the Cambodians this Wednesday.


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