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Gilas sweeps back-to-back vs. Ukraine U20 team

Justin Brownlee played his best game so far in the gear-up for the FIBA World Cup. Kennelf Monteza (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Gilas Pilipinas went 2-0 in its tune-up series against Ukraine's under-20 team with an 84-74 win on Sunday night at the Zalgirio Arena in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Gilas banked on a strong finish to the second quarter to repeat over Ukraine's young guns in their rematch.

Down 30-35 midway through the second, Gilas finished the quarter on a 15-7 run to take a 45-42 lead.

Gilas then showed its dominance in the second half to finish off the Ukranian lads.

Justin Brownlee led Gilas with 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting, eight rebounds, and one assist, while CJ Perez added 14 points on 6-for-9 field goals, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

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