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Gilas beats Alab in closed-door tune-up

Junemar Fajardo put up a solid game for Gilas Men against Alab. Nikki Collantes (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Gilas Pilipinas Men prevailed over Alab Pilipinas, 98-95, in a friendly behind closed doors at the Meralco Gym on Monday night.

Gilas Men held Alab to only 16 points in the second quarter before keeping its opponent at bay down the stretch.

Junemar Fajardo made 21 points, while RR Pogoy added 15 for Gilas Men, who will face Alab again next Monday.

Chris Standhardinger, Japeth Aguilar, Chris Ross, Matt Wright, LA Tenorio, Stanley Pringle, Marcio Lassiter, Vic Manuel, Greg Slaughter, Arth Dela Cruz, and Scottie Thompson also played for Gilas Men.

Kiefer Ravena, who is being groomed to replace the injured Jayson Castro, was also in attendance along with Troy Rosario, although both of them were relegated to observers.

Louie Vigil made 18 markers, while Brandon Rosser chipped in 17 for Alab.

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