Gilas Pilipinas vents ire on India at home

Gilas Pilipinas ended its FIBA World Cup Qualifiers first round campaign on a high note after crushing India, 79-63, Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.,Three days after suffering a 60-106 demolition to New Zealand, the Filipinos unleashed a much improved performance at home to finish with a 2-2 card in Pool A.,Dwight Ramos rediscovered his lethal form and registered game-high 21 points, five rebounds and four steals as all players from the 10-man lineup contributed offensively.,Kiefer Ravena also chipped in 12 points and four assists, while Will Navarro added 11 markers and four boards.,Gilas quickly went off to a hot start as Ramos delivered 13 points to give his team a 45-24 lead at the half.,Rhenz Abando kept things going and fired a booming triple that stretched the lead as high as 24 points, 48-24, early in the second half.,A steal and a shot Sahaij Sekhon tried to power India for a last-minute rally, 61-75, but Ramos and Navarro restored order and pushed the gap to 79-61 with 57 seconds remaining.,Muin Bek Hafeez topped India’s offense with 13 points, three assists and two steals, but his team finished winless in four matches.