By JONAS TERRADO
Former US NCAA participant Mai-Loni Henson was named to the 16-player pool of the Gilas Pilipinas for the ladies’s basketball competitions of the Vietnam Southeast Asian Video games.
Henson, now enjoying professional ball in France after a stint with the College of Washington, is amongst those that will attempt to get a crack on the remaining roster for the nation’s bid to retain the gold in Might 12 to 23 biennial meet slated in Hanoi.
She will likely be joined within the pool by the core of coach Pat Aquino’s squad that dominated the 2019 version on the Mall of Asia Enviornment in Afril Bernardino, Janine Pontejos, Clare Castro and Khate Castillo.
Ella Fajardo was additionally included within the pool, which was introduced Saturday, March 12 by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, after making her senior debut for Gilas in final yr’s FIBA Ladies’s Asia Cup in Bangalore, India.
Chack Cabinbin and Andrea Tongco, members of the 2019 staff, Gemma Miranda, Camille Clarin, Angel Surada, Kristine Cayabyab, Katrina Guytingco, Mikka Cacho, Karl Ann Pingol and Monique del Carmel spherical out the pool.
The women are looking for a second straight gold after ending the nation’s elusive quest to succeed in the highest of the SEA Video games podium within the final version.
However Gilas must do with out Jack Animam, who suffered a knee harm throughout her stint with a professional staff in Serbia.
In the meantime, Bernardino, Pontejos and Castro will shoot for an additional double gold in 3×3 with Clarin taking the place of Animam.
The Philippines turned the inaugural winners of the ladies’s 3×3 occasion additionally in 2019.