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Gilas Ladies to financial institution on velocity, capturing in Asian Video games debut


Jack Animam

FILE – Gilas Ladies heart Jack Animam.–FIBA PHOTO

HANGZHOU, China – Historical past beckons for the Gilas Pilipinas Ladies once they make their long-awaited debut within the Asian Video games on Wednesday.

Trying to give Gilas Ladies a impolite welcome on the continental stage is Kazakhstan, a perennial contender that made the quarterfinal within the final two stagings, of their 5:30 p.m. conflict at SX Olympic Stadium.

Gilas coach Pat Aquino harassed the necessity for the gamers to maintain their give attention to the duty at hand and never let their feelings get the higher of them.

“The ladies are excited and prepared for his or her first Asian Video games,” stated Aquino, the architect behind the success of the ladies’s staff being promoted in Division A of the Fiba Asia Cup and profitable the Southeast Asian Video games gold in back-to-back style.

“However we’ve got to remain centered mentally and bodily.”

Pat Aquino

Gilas Pilipinas Ladies coach Pat Aquino.–FIBA PHOTO

Veterans Jack Animam and Afril Bernardino will once more stand on the forefront in main the marketing campaign of the staff.

The remainder of the first-ever Philippine girls’s staff within the Asiad are Janine Pontejos, Chack Cabinbin, Louna Ozar, Khate Castillo, Katrina Guytingco, Stefanie Berberabe, Mikka Cacho, Monique Del Carmen, Andra Tongco, and Camille Nolasco.

The Philippines is in Group B with Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, and two-time Asiad gold medalist Japan.

Towards the taller Kazakhs, Aquino stated the staff must depend on its quickness and out of doors capturing.

“We have now to have a powerful begin and management the tempo of the sport. They’re taller than us, so we’ve got to make the most of our velocity and grit,” added Aquino.

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