FIBA World Cup Under-17:
Batang Gilas masters New Zealand, 73-51
July 9, 2018 – Santa Fe, Argentina
FIBA World Cup Under-17 News 2018: Batang Gilas humbled New Zealand, 73-51, and placed 13th overall in the 2018 FIBA World Cup Under-17 classification showdown this Monday in Santa Fe, Argentina. Towering 7’1 center Kai Sotto backstopped the young Gilas with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
➤ The 13th place finish of Batang Gilas is a new world record for the Philippines, as it finished 15th last 2014.
➤ Batang Gilas was on a hapless losing streak before defeating Egypt prior to Monday’s victory over New Zealand.
➤ No other Filipino player posted double digits in scoring aside from Sotto.
➤ Mitchell Dance led the losing Tall Blacks with 12 markers and 11 rebounds.