PBA player Jericho Cruz played again for Guam when he won Hong Kong in the final window of FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers with a 112-66 win in Amman, Jordan on Tuesday June 15 .
With 24 points in their first encounter on Sunday, Cruz set fire to Hong Kong on 20 points in an 8-of-11 clip to go with 4 rebounds and 2 assists to take Guam with a 2-1 card help.
Guam has the same record with Australia and New Zealand, although it is still uncertain which two teams will advance directly to the Asian Cup.
The NLEX security guard, who has dual citizenship of the Philippines and the Northern Mariana Islands owns, scored 13 points in the second quarter alone when Guam finished the first half with a lead of 63:26.
That lead increased to 51 points, with Hong Kong having no answers to the flaming Guam offense.
Tai Wesley also shone for Guam with 18 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, while former PBA import Curtis Washington scored 16 points.
Delfin Diochino dreamed of becoming a PBA player, but he didn’t have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to be an athlete – to write about her.
He started journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler after graduating in 2017.