Filipinos end third

For team Philippines the second half of the season has been a rocky time. After a number of tough losses the side can take solace that they have a firm spot in the men’s basketball playoffs.

Philippines finished off its regular season campaign with a 94-75 defeat at the hands of the Dominos Warriors this week. As a result the side ends up in third place with a 7-5 mark. Four of those losses came in the last four weeks against the likes of Dominos, Wolves, Esso Blazers and Tarheels.

In spite of the skid the squad ends their year with a number of positives. They saw new recruit Chris Lucas rank in the top 10 in scoring averaging 28.5 points per game. Team captain Christian Ferrer was among the league leaders in assists with 6.8 dishes per contest. With the help of talented role players like Eric Morata, the side ended up second in scoring with 1020 points.

Next up is the 2011 men’s basketball league playoffs starting next Thursday 26 May. Put on by the Cayman Islands Basketball Association the postseason will see the top four teams take part in a pair of best-of-three semi-finals before advancing to the best-of-five championship series.

For the Filipinos their next opponent will be Wolves, who ended their regular season on Thursday 19 May against Tarheels. Technically team Philippines have a shot at dethroning the two-time champs. The Filipinos split the two-game regular season series and got over 26 points in each contest from Chris Lucas.