Jones Cup 2018:
Canada escapes resurgent Ateneo, 86-78
July 17, 2018 – Xinzhuang Gymnasium
By Rock Punzalan
Jones Cup 2018 News: Canada escaped a resurgent Ateneo Blue Eagles 86-78, in the continuation of the 40th William Jones Cup 2018 this Tuesday at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taipei. Shaquille Keith paced 3D Sports Global Sports Canada with his 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Ateneo gave the Canadians a scare as they nearly upended 3D Sports by getting to within 6 points deficit with 59 ticks left in the ballgame.
➤ ADMU is now down to a 1-2 slate after the loss to Canada. Global Sports meanwhile raced to 3-0 in the win-loss column.
➤ Matt Nieto lifted the losing Blue Eagles with 18 markers, while Thirdy Ravena added 12 buckets and 6 caroms.
➤ Reinforcement Angelo Kouame failed to register stellar numbers as he dropped a forgettable 4 points the entire game for ADMU.
➤ Ateneo will next face Japan this Wednesday in the continuation of 40th William Jones Cup.
Quarters: 35-14; 51-27; 68-54; 86-78.
July 17, 2018 - Xinzhuang Gymnasium, Taipei
Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team
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