FIBA Asia U18:
Batang Gilas blitzes past Bahrain, 67-52
August 9, 2018 – Nonthaburi
FIBA Asia Under-18 News 2018: Batang Gilas blitzed past Bahrain, 67-52, in the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championships this Thursday at Nonthaburi, Thailand. Kai Sotto starred with his 21 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks, while AJ Edu also contributed 16 markers, 17 boards, 3 assists and 2 swats.
➤ Miguel Andre Oczon also chipped-in 10 buckets for the young Pinoys.
➤ Baqer Ali fought for the losing Bahrain five with 13 buckets and 3 caroms.
➤ The Batang Gilas victory effectively earned them a spot in the FIBA Under-19 World Cup. It was in 1979 when the Philippine basketball team last made it to the prestigious cagefest.
➤ Additionally, the Filipinos placed 13th during the last FIBA World Cup Under-17 tournament.
➤ The young Filipino five will next face Australia this Friday, August 10. The Aussies ended their quarterfinals assignment by beating Japan, 88-52. The match-up will be particularly special, given the recent history of both national squads.
More Pilipinas Basketball News
- FIBA Asia U18: China hammers Batang Gilas, 76-57 August 11, 2018
- FIBA Asia U18: Australia halts Batang Gilas, 77-43 August 11, 2018
- FIBA Asia U18: Batang Gilas bludgeons China, 73-63 August 8, 2018
- FIBA Asia U18: Batang Gilas destroys UAE, 92-49 August 6, 2018
- FIBA Asia Under-18: Batang Gilas cracks Lebanon, 75-53 August 6, 2018
- Pilipinas Basketball: SBP opts to rejoin Asiad 2018 amid public clamor August 5, 2018
- Pilipinas Basketball: Gilas Pilipinas to forego Asiad 2018 July 26, 2018
- Jones Cup 2018: Iran subdues Ateneo, 70-63 July 23, 2018
- Pilipinas Basketball: FIBA issues suspensions on Philippines and Australia July 19, 2018
- Jones Cup 2018: Ateneo shackles Japan, arrests skid July 18, 2018