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Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas bows to Iranian club, sets up QF date with Blatche’s China Kashgar

Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas suffered an 87-66 beating at the hands of Iranian club Petrochimi to set up a very interesting quarterfinal date with Andray Blatche’s China Kashgar in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup on Tuesday night at Chenzhou Sports Center in China.

The loss relegated Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas (2-2) to third place in Group A, forging a knockout duel on Thursday with defending champion and Group B No.2 seed China Kashgar which features the naturalized Filipino.

Kiefer Ravena. FIBA
Blatche has only played one game so far in the tournament, going scoreless in nine minutes while dishing six assists and two rebounds in a 103-73 loss to Al Riyadi of Lebanon on Tuesday.

Against Petrochimi, the Philippine club stood toe-to-toe in the first quarter which ended 16-14 in favor of the Iranian squad.

But Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas couldn’t find an answer to Willie Warren who led a 24-10 breakaway that handed Petrochimi a 43-29 halftime advantage. He finished the game with 30 points.

Petrochimi’s lead swelled to 21 points, 57-36, in the third quarter but Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas threatened in the fourth frame.

Full Article: http://www.interaksyon.com/chooks-to-go-pilipinas-bows-to-iranian-club-sets-up-qf-date-with-blatches-china-kashgar/

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