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.
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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