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Blazing Hontiveros leads Gilas vs. New Zealand

 • 05:41 AM Sat Sep 5, 2015
Edwin Fernandez and

MANILA -Gilas Pilipinas power forward Dondon Hontiveros nailed three treys to lead RP squad in coming from behind againstNew Zealand's Wellington Saints, 92-88 at theWilliam Jones Cup Friday.Down by 16 points and appeared to fold up, Hontiveros, Jason Castro Williams and Asi Taulava used experience during the extra period to score victory, the sweetest so far for Gilas.Castro Williams scored22 points while Hontiveros added 21 points to improve Gilas win-loss standing to 4-2.While Williams did more damage during the regular period, it was the Cebuano Hontiveros who ignited the Gilas' puso as he was blazing in the extra period.Bryan Davis of New Zealand earlier provided firepower for his team as scored from within the paint and beyond the arc. He top scored with 31 points.Game Highlightsand-Jayson Castro led Gilas Pilipinas with 22 points and 6 assists-Dondon Hontiveros scored 21 points (5/8 from 3 – 11pts in OT)-Calvin Abueva with 11 points and 11 rebounds-Sonny Thoss with 11 points and 6 rebounds-Asi Taulava with 10 points and 6 rebounds-Highest lead by New Zealand was 16 points-Philippines shot 11/27 from 3 (40.7%)-Rebounding edge by Gilas, 45-36-Philippines now with 4-2 record

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