Exhibition Match: Purefoods defeats Smart Gilas

Purefoods TJ Giants vs Smart Gilas Team Pilipinas
Purefoods wins 99-81

January 6, 2010
Exhibition Match

Roger Yap and James Yap combined for 30 points as Purefoods TJ Giants beats Smart Gilas, 99-81 in the last exhibition match for the Smart Gilas Philippine Developmental Team before they head to the middle east for some tune-up games. Purefoods led from start to finish using a balanced attack with Adducul and Canaleta both having 11 points while seldom used Jonathan Fernandez contributing 9 points and leading Rookie of the year candidate Rico Maierhofer with 8 points.

Team Captain Chris Tiu led Smart Gilas with 18 points, while No. 1 pick Japeth Aguilar who just recovered from dengue last December contributing 12 points. It was the second meeting between the No. 1 and No. 2 pick of last years draft, both games won by Maierhofer. In their first meeting, Aguilar was still wearing a Burger King uniform before he was traded to Talk N Text and transferred to Smart Gilas. This was also a match between the Gregorio brothers Ryan (Purefoods Head Coach) and Allan (Smart Gilas Assistant Coach).


Purefoods 99 – Yap R. 16, Yap J. 14, Adducul 11, Canaleta 11, Fernandez 9, Maierhofer 8, Raymundo 7, Pinris 6, Allado 4, Salvador 3, Artadi 0, Timberlake 0, Simon 0.

Smart Gilas 81 – Tiu 18, Aguilar 12, Barroca 11, Ababou 10, Barracael 10, Ballesteros 8, Al-Hussaini 6, Slaughter 4, Lassiter 2, Cawaling 0, Jazul 0.

QUARTERS: 32-18, 54-38, 74-57, 99-81.

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