Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Gilas Boys’ Joaquin Ludovice and Kieffer Alas throughout a sport towards Korea within the Fiba U16 Asian Championship. –FIBA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas Boys steamrolled Korea, 95-71, to make the Fiba Asia U16  in Doha, Qatar, on Friday to advance to the Fiba Asia U16 Cup quarterfinals.

It was a historic win for the Philippines, which posted its first win towards Korea in a Fiba U16 match.

The younger Filipinos can add extra historical past to their Asia Cup run ought to they win within the quarters, as it could grant them an outright spot within the 2024 Fiba U16 World Cup.

Gilas Boys have fun towards Korea within the Fiba U16 Asian Championship.–FIBA PHOTO

Joaquin Ludovice led all scorers with 25 factors whereas Kieffer Alas recorded his third straight double-double with 15 factors and 13 rebounds. Ludovice caught fireplace with seven 3-pointers.

Gilas additionally drew high quality minutes from Kurt Velasquez and Bonn Daja. Velasquez had 17 factors whereas Daja additionally posted a double-double with 13 factors and 10 rebounds.

The Philippines, which has received three in a row since shedding to China within the opener, faces Japan within the quarterfinals.

The Japanese superior to the quarterfinal spherical after it swept Group B.

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