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Breaking the zone is Gilas' growing concern

KUALA LUMPUR – The Gilas cadet team barely pulled off an escape act versus Thailand Sunday, but the Nationals nonetheless hope the opening-day triumph serves as springboard for better showings in their succeeding games in the 29th SEA Games.

They brace for a battle against the host team Wednesday as they take on lowly Myanmar at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at the MABA Gymnasium.

The Myanmar match will likely be a breeze, but the Nationals will come out for a serious work, trying to polish their game in preparation for their game against the hosts and for the medal matches.

A growing concern for Gilas is how to break the zone defense.

“We have to find a way to break it,” said Gilas skipper Kiefer Ravena.

“(Against Thailand) every team in the competition just saw how you could try to beat the Philippines. Just sit on the zone and wait for them to miss,” Ravena pointed out.

Photo: Philippine Star
Author: Nelson Beltran, Philippine Star
Full Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/08/21/1731306/breaking-zone-gilas-growing-concern

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