The Misamis Oriental Meteors-Pilipinas captured the 2nd China-ASEAN Basketball Tournament with an 83-75 thumping of host Guangxi in Pinggou, China. The win duplicated Smart-Gilas Philippine National Team which won the inaugural event last year also at the expense of host Guangxi.
High leaping Eder Saldua, shooter Patrick Cabahug and speedy guard Mark Moreño carried the Meteor’s offense for the Philippines against the much taller Chinese squad which boast of a 7’2 center Sun Zhe to retain the title. MisOr also got able support from new recruits 6’3 Ronald Lamocha and 5’10 Khiel Misa.
Below is the team’s performance on road to the championship.
Day 1: Philippines 82 Hong Kong 68
Day 2: Philippines 88 Vietnam 56
Day 3: Philippines 105 Malaysia 65
Semifinal: Philippines 95 Singapore 62
Final: Philippines 83 Guangxi 75