Australia held a 79-48 lead in the third quarter when guard Chris Goulding was unceremoniously knocked to the court by an opponent. So, with a little less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter, Australia won the game 89-53 by forfeit.
It resulted to the ejection of a total 13 players in a scuffle between the Philippines and Australia.
The scariest scenes were under the basket where a swarm of Philippine players and fans crowded Goulding and teammate Nathan Sobey, the TV footage was blurred at times but some shots showed flurries of punches being thrown at the grounded players. We will wait for referee's decision, but please I would like us to respect the game'.
"Basketball Australia unreservedly apologizes for the removal of decals from the court at Philippine Arena prior to the Australian Boomers vs Philippines FIBA World Cup qualifer tonight", the statement read. "We are extremely disappointed with what happened and our role in it".
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Both teams are in position to advance to the next round.
With the incident pre-game, Reyes said that they told their players to brush it off and focus on the game.
"FIBA will now open disciplinary proceedings against both teams".
The Australian national team issued an apology for its behavior soon after the game.