Jericho Cruz helps Guam e-book Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers berth

Guam's Jericho Cruz in the Fiba Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers. –FIBA BASKETBALL

Guam’s Jericho Cruz within the Fiba Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers. –FIBA BASKETBALL

MANILA, Philippines — Jericho Cruz helped Guam e-book a ticket to the Fiba Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers as they handed Thailand’s first loss within the pre-qualifiers, 75-69, on Friday at UG Enviornment in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Cruz delivered the products for Guam with 13 factors, together with the ending blow within the ultimate seconds to maintain his group unbeaten in three video games, changing into the fifth group to succeed in the Asia Cup Qualifiers after Palestine, Iraq, Qatar, and UAE from Group E.

The Filipino guard dished out an help to Tai Wesley to interrupt a 69-all tie with 52 seconds to play earlier than draining a floater to present Guam a 73-69 lead within the ultimate seven-second mark.

Jonathan Galloway led Guam with a double-double of twenty-two factors and 19 rebounds. Wesley completed with 17 factors, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists. Earnest Ross Jr. added 16 factors on prime of 5 rebounds and 4 steals, whereas Cruz additionally had 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and one steal

Cruz and Guam wrap up their second spherical marketing campaign in opposition to Malaysia on Saturday and host group Mongolia on Sunday.

Freddie Lish erupted for 29 factors on prime seven rebounds nevertheless it went for naught as Thailand suffered its first lack of the pre-qualifiers after profitable all its 4 video games within the first spherical final November.

Tyler Lamb’s Fiba comeback was additionally spoiled regardless of his 18-point and 6 rebounds.


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