Tue. Sep 26th, 2023

Rain or Shine’s Nick Demusis will get chippy with a Qatar participant within the Jones Cup. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines-Rain or Shine’s woes continued midway into its marketing campaign within the forty second William Jones Cup after a 93-86 loss to Qatar on Tuesday at Taipei Heping Gymnasium.

Inconsistency hounded the Elasto Painters anew, this time squandering a seven-point third quarter lead and permitting the Qatari nationwide aspect to drag away within the latter half of the fourth as victory slipped away as soon as extra within the Taiwanese capital.

Coach Yeng Guiao’s squad dropped to 0-4 with the remaining schedule anticipated to be even more durable for the PBA aspect with Iran on Wednesday and Korean Basketball League and East Asia Tremendous League champion Anyang KGC.

Rain or Shine additionally performs the U-22 workforce of Japan and US NCAA Division I aspect College of California, Irvine.

The loss spoiled one of the best sport of the event for import Nick Evans, who had 20 factors and 6 rebounds.

Rain or Shine import Nick Evans throughout a sport in opposition to Qatar within the Jones Cup. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Anton Asistio got here up with 16 factors however that couldn’t assist Rain or Shine finish a string of defeats for the reason that worldwide event started over the weekend.

It appeared that Rain or Shine was in management when a Beau Belga basket made it 57-50 halfway within the third.

However Qatar fought again and turned the sport right into a seesaw affair into the fourth, even after Haracic Meho was tossed for holding Santi Santillan within the neck throughout an altercation.

Rain or Shine would later lose Nick Demusis for a disqualifying foul, 6:28 left for bumping Nedim Muslic whereas going for the rebound.

The sport was tied at 73-all when Rain or Shine misplaced Demusis, and Qatar ultimately take management, constructing an 84-77 lead on Mohammad Abbasher’s layup with lower than three minutes left.

Naturalized participant Michael Lewis had 19 factors, six assists and two steals for Qatar.


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