Nine Gilas players ejected as brawl mars loss by default to Aussies

Nine Gilas Pilipinas players were ejected after being involved in a bench-clearing brawl against the visiting Australia here at the Philippine Arena on Monday, July 2.

Terrence Romeo, Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva, Andray Blatche, Roger Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Japeth Aguilar, Carly Bryan Cruz and Matthew Wright were all slapped with disqualifying fouls, leaving 3 Filipino players to face the Aussies.

On Australia’s side, Nathan Sobey, Thon Maker, Daniel Kickert and Christopher Goulding were thrown out.

Only June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood and Baser Amer were left on court.

But the Philippines wound up withdrawing against Australia, 89-53, as the 3 Gilas players left eventally fouled out.