Jimmy The Might Mouse Alapag carried his team once again on his final stand before retiring. But he was not alone in making his country proud, comrades Junmar Fajardo and naturalized player Andre Blatche contributed all in.
The game went overtime four quarters of action was not enough to settle things in. And just like other games before that Gilas had it gets tight and closer as it was. Senegal attempted to break Filipino's fans heart by hitting a big 3 point shot and tied the game.
Gilas had the last possession but LA Tenorio's floater was not enough, the game went down to overtime.
Without Andre Blatche who fouled out in overtime, Junmar Fajardo accepted the challenged and played his role to lift Gilas to victory.
Junmar Fajardo was determined to win and doesn't want to go home a loser. Fajardo stepped in to the plate and poured all of his efforts to contribute to the team. Which same goes for Andre Blatche whose been consistent when it comes to contribution ever since the competition started.
GILAS PILIPINAS 81 – Alapag 18, Blatche 18, Fajardo 15, Norwood 7, Lee 6, Aguilar 6, Tenorio 5, Chan 4, De Ocampo 2, Pingris 0, David 0.
SENEGAL 79 – Faye 20, Ndoye 13, Ndour 13, Dieng 13, D’Almeida 9, Ndiaye 5, Thomas 2, Diop 2, Badji 2.