Monday, July 9, 2007

am feeling giddy today hehe.

it's always a nice feeling to win. regardless if others might say that Chinese Taipei is not really a threat to RP Team's bid for success in FIBA Asia or the Asian games, nor is the William Jones Cup a measure of what will happen in the more important tournaments. Yet, it still feels good to see the team win despite odds and recent losses. what's more heartening is when you see the Filipino OFW's actually dipping into their precious savings to give support to the national team and they were not disappointed. a crowd of 3,000 plus OFW's in the upper boxes versus the thousands more of Taiwanese supporters in the lower boxes did not have one iota of effect on the national team's performance. those 3,000 Filipino's in the upper boxes are cheering like crazy and one would think that it's Philippine's home court. as a result, RP team massacred Chinese Taipei to the delight of the Filipinos and to the disappointment of the Taiwanese home crowd.

being a Ginebra fan as well...i'm so proud of Mark Caguioa! at the expense of being thoroughly scouted (and i suspect being a deliberate bait for other team's scouters), he really gave them someting to scout about as he matched 3 pt shot per 3 pt shot made by Chinese Taipei's star player and SBL MVP Lin. This is one of his best games since joining the National Team and he is definitely one of the best players witnessed in Jones Cup this year. yesterday, in the game againt the Qataris, he had a fever yet he still managed to get 14 pts in the first half alone. handsdown to you mark!

and congrats RP TEAM!

RP team's practice session in California photos credit to ron jacobs of PEX (can't get good pics of 2007 Jone's Cup huhu...)

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