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.

Notes:

➤ 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.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 16-12, 41-26, 54-36, 73-51.

batang gilas: 73

Sotto 22, Fortea 9, Abadiano 8, Calimag 8, Chiu 8, Guadana 7, Padrigao 4, Cortez 4, Andrada 0, Lazaro 0.

new zealand: 51

Dance 12, Broughton 10, Cowie 6, Williams-Dunn 6, Dixon 5, Vaigafa 5, Rissetto 4, McKinlay 3, Jenkins 0, Stodard 0, Payne 0.

July 9, 2018 - Santa Fe, Argentina

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team