Taiwan – Jordanians give Smat-Gilas Pilipinas their first loss in the 33rd William Jones Cup Eight teams Tournament, after a two-game winning streak, in a close final score of 72-76. Smart-Gilas win against Iran in the opener, that stuns the defending back to back champion and in the following day against host country Taiwan.
Smart-Gilas look tired in the game with the taller Jordanians. Douthit who scored 23 points was held down to only 10 points, as he struggles against the rough housing from the bigger guys. of Jordan aside from bad calls from referee Yuen Chun Yip.
Coach Toroman, threatens to walk out with the Filipino players. “If we see this referee again in our next game, we will walk out, we’ll go home,” Last game the same referee officiated the game that found to have committed purposely mistake in favor of the host team Taiwan.
Lightweight Malaysia would be the next assignment for Smart-Gilas on August 09, 2011.