Wed. Sep 27th, 2023

Gilas Boys have a good time throughout their sport in opposition to Kazakhstan within the Fiba U16 Asian Championship in Doha, Qatar.–FIBA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas Boys stayed within the hunt for a quarterfinal spot after whipping Kazakhstan, 66-42, within the Fiba U16 Asian Championship on Tuesday at Al-Rayyan Indoor Corridor in Doha, Qatar.

After a shaky first half that noticed them path by seven late within the second quarter, the younger Filipinos got here out the second half with a lot vigor and shut down the Kazakhs to simply three factors within the third interval for a 47-33 halftime lead.

Gilas, behind Kiefer Alas, saved rolling within the last body as Kazakhstan was unable to regain its footing.

Gilas’ Kiefer Alas in opposition to Kazakhstan within the Fiba U16 Asian Championship.–FIBA PHOTO

Kazakhstan was held to 22 % taking pictures from the sphere, together with 2-of-22 from downtown.

Alas produced 18 factors, 10 rebounds and three steals whereas Joaquin Ludovice added 11 factors. Bonn additionally completed in double-digits with 10 factors on prime of eight rebounds.

Gilas Boys, who rebounded from an 84-67 loss to China early Monday, and Malaysia dispute the final quarterfinal ticket in Group D early Wednesday.

China (2-0), which ripped Malaysia, 95-33, late Monday evening, already secured the highest spot within the group.

The 4 greatest finishers within the match earn berths to subsequent yr’s Fiba U17 World Cup.

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