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Batang Gilas off to Fiba Asia U18

Batang Gilas marched to the Fiba U18 Asian Championship, hoping to provide a ray of sunshine to a country that is licking the wounds created by the absence of its men’s basketball team in the 18th Asian Games. The national youth team banners the flag in a bid to clinch a ticket to the 2019 […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneAug 4th, 2018

Batang Gilas yields to China, finishes fourth

Batang Gilas ran into a vengeful China that showed up with more grit than the last time the two met and absorbed a punishing 57-76 defeat yesterday to settle for a fourth-place finish in their bronze medal match in the FIBA Asia U-18 Championship at Studio 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Batang Gilas loses to China in rematch, settles for 4th

Batang Gilas ran into a vengeful China that showed up with more grit than the last time the two met and absorbed a punishing 57-76 defeat Saturday to settle for a fourth-place finish in their bronze medal match in the FIBA Asia U-18 Championship at Studio 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Australia drops Philippines to battle for 3rd vs China

It was a lofty goal for Batang Gilas to begin with. But even in crashing out of its title bid in the Fiba Asia U18 tournament in Thailand after a 77-43 drubbing at the hands of powerhouse Australia, the Philippines can still embrace the optimism spurred by a team that has surprised pundits. Kai Sotto, AJ Edu and the rest of the Batang Gilas, according to various Fiba reports, are the future of Philippine basketball. The road to that future took a minor bump Friday night when Australia took the fight out of the Philippines in the second period to forge a title showdown against New Zealand, which edged China, 87-82 in the other semifinal bracket. Australia scored the first ...Keep on reading: Australia drops Philippines to battle for 3rd vs China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Batang Gilas hits wall – the tall Australians

Batang Gilas found Australia’s stratospheric youth team much more disciplined than expected as it reeled to a 43-77 loss in a battle of tall boys and settled for the bronze-medal game at the close of the FIBA Asia U-18 Championship last night at Studio 29 in Nnthaburi, Thailand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

4 points to take after 4 Batang Gilas matches

After four matches, what can we infer from the Batang Gilas matches in the Fiba Asia Under-18 World Championships......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Australia advances to Fiba Asia U18 final; Philippines plays China for bronze

Australia took the fight out of the Philippines in the second period before racing to a 77-43 victory in the semifinals of the Fiba Asia U18 tournament Friday in Thailand. Australia scored the first eight points in the second period after a tight opening quarter before Callum Dalton nailed a couple of triples and Kody Stattman joined in the scoring fray to produce a strong finishing kick to the first half and build a 44-20 cushion. READ:Philippines holds off China to stay perfect in Fiba U18 After staying within two at the start of the second quarter, Batang Gilas came undone when it could not hit a basket for three minutes. By the time Kai Sotto scored a putback off a Dave ...Keep on reading: Australia advances to Fiba Asia U18 final; Philippines plays China for bronze.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Batang Gilas raps Bahrain, gains FIBA World Cup slot

Batang Gilas overcame a second quarter meltdown and foiled Bahrain with a strong second half charge, fashioning out a 67-52 victory yesterday as the Philippines clinched its first World Cup stint in four decades in the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship at the Studio 29 in Bangkok, Thailand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Batang Gilas seeks World Cup slot vs Bahrain

After toppling mighty China to close out its impressive elims campaign, Batang Gilas shoots for no less than an outright World Cup berth against either Chinese Taipei or Bahrain in today’s quarterfinal round of the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship in Bangkok, Thailand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Batang Gilas ousts China, reaches U-18 quarters

Batang Gilas slew powerhouse China, 73-63, last night to clinch an automatic quarterfinals slot and move a step closer to achieving its World Cup bid in the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship at the Studio 29 in Bangkok, Thailand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Batang Gilas stuns China to clinch FIBA U-18 Asia quarterfinal spot

MANILA, Philippines – Batang Gilas delivered a masterful performance to stun China, 73-63, sweeping the FIBA U18 Asian Championship group stage at Nonthaburi, Thailand on Tuesday, August 7. They are now guaranteed a quarterfinals spot and await the winner of the qualifying match between Bahrain and Chinese Taipei. Dave Ildefonso spelled the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Batang Gilas pounds UAE, braces for China showdown

Batang Gilas overpowered a listless United Arab Emirates, 92-49, and set up an interesting showdown with powerhouse China in a battle of unbeaten teams in Group B in the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship at the Studio 29 in Bangkok, Thailand Monday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Batang Gilas raps Lebanon in Fiba Asia U-18

AJ Edu and Dolph Panopio lived up to hype in their first team up with Kai Sotto as Batang Gilas blasted Lebanon, 75-53, to kick off its campaign in the 2018 FIBA-Asia U18 Championship at the Studio 29 in Bangkok, Thailand Sunday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

FIBA Asia U18: Batang Gilas rolls past UAE for 2nd win

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine basketball youth team got away with another lopsided win, drubbing United Arab Emirates, 92-49, for a 2-0 start in the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship on Monday night, August 6, at Nonthaburi, Thailand.  Big men Kai Sotto and AJ Edu took charge in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Twin towers Edu, Sotto lift Batang Gilas to 43-point rout of UAE

How big has the Philippines gotten and how times have changed now in the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship. On the shoulders of AJ Edu and Kai Sotto, Batang Gilas imposed their will all over United Arab Emirates for a dominant 43-point win, 92-49, on Monday at the Stadium 29 in Bangkok, Thailand. Filipino-Nigerian Edu was a force down low for the second straight game with 16 points, eight rebounds, and one block while Sotto also did his part with 14 markers and eight boards. The Filipino twin towers, well, towered above the competition, and led their team to a 10-0 start they would never look back from. Reserve big men Raven Cortez and Bismarck Lina also joined in on the fun with a combined 12 points and 19 rebounds in Batang Gilas’ second win in as many games in the tournament. In all, Batang Gilas had their way against their opponents in rebounding, 66-26, and points in the paint, 40-22. At the wings, Rhayyan Amsali and Xyrus Torres had good showings as well with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Following another convincing victory, however, the toughest test yet will be in front of the Philippines as it takes on likewise undefeated China on Tuesday at 6:45 PM. A win there would grant the Filipinos an automatic advance into the quarterfinals of the tournament. BOX SCORES BATANG GILAS 92 – Edu 16, Sotto 14, Amsali 13, Torres 12, Panopio 7, Abadiano 6, Cortez 6, Lina 6, Ramirez 5, Oczon 3, Chiu 2, Ildefonso 2. UAE 49 – Alhashmi 18, Albreiki 11, Hussein 8, Ablooshi 4, Abloushi 4, Almaeeni 4, S. Alhammadi 0, Alhosani 0, Alketbi 0, Alsawan 0. QUARTER SCORES: 29-14, 50-31, 69-41, 92-49. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Batang Gilas routs Lebanon in FIBA Asia U18 opener

    MANILA, Philippines – The newcomers starred as Batang Gilas kicked off its campaign in the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship with a dominant 75-53 win over Lebanon at Nonthaburi, Thailand on Sunday, August 5. Filipino-Nigerian reinforcement AJ Edu proved to be as good as advertised in his 5-on-5 Gilas debut, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Ildefonso leads Batang Gilas to rousing start in FIBA Asia U18

All the stars shone for Batang Gilas in their very first game in the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship. Dave Ildefonso got them off on the right foot before AJ Edu and Dalph Panopio carried them to the finish line in a 75-53 domination of Lebanon on Sunday at the Stadium 29 in Bangkok, Thailand. Ildefonso dropped all of his 19 points in the first half while Edu and Panopio led the charge in the second half and totaled 17 and 12 markers, respectively. Filipino-Nigerian Edu also took care of the paint with 12 rebounds and five blocks alongside full-blooded Filipino Kai Sotto who had 12 points on top of eight boards, and one rejection. Winners in their first game, the Filipinos now turn their attention to United Arab Emirates which lost to China to begin the tournament. That matchup will be on Monday at 6:45 PM. BOX SCORES BATANG GILAS 75 – Ildefonso 19, Edu 17, Panopio 12, Sotto 12, Ramirez 5, Amsali 5, Cortez 2, Chiu 2, Abadiano 1, Oczon 0, Torres 0, Lina 0 LEBANON 53 – Zanbaka 12, Kopaly 9, Dargham 7, Bedikian 6, Kasab 6, Htait 5, Khoueiry 3, Khayat 2, Mougharbel 2, Saade 1, Samaha 0, Karime 0 QUARTER SCORES: 25-15, 41-33, 59-41, 75-53 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Batang Gilas off to Fiba Asia U18

Batang Gilas marched to the Fiba U18 Asian Championship, hoping to provide a ray of sunshine to a country that is licking the wounds created by the absence of its men’s basketball team in the 18th Asian Games. The national youth team banners the flag in a bid to clinch a ticket to the 2019 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Kai Sotto shrugs off hype, vows to work harder in Fiba Asia U18

The moment Kai Sotto's lanky 7-foot-2 frame entered the international stage, Philippine basketball circles knew an immeasurable hype machine was born. Sotto, however, proved that he's more than a ballyhooed player producing the numbers that backed up his notoriety, as he became the center of the Mythical Team for the Fiba U16 Asian Championship in Foshan. Batang Gilas' then 15-year-old centerpiece put up 16.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks, all of which were the highest marks for centers, during the competition but those numbers were against players who have yet to become 16-year-olds. Sotto, who turned 16 on May 11, will now be playing on a new age group come the Fib...Keep on reading: Kai Sotto shrugs off hype, vows to work harder in Fiba Asia U18.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Batang Gilas stays focused in Fiba Asia bid amid big expectations

Josh Reyes will fly to Thailand taking not just a stacked Batang Gilas lineup with him, but also the hype that comes with the team. With the likes of Kai Sotto, AJ Edu, Dave Ildefonso, and Dalph Pa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Kai on his dream tandem with Edu: 'Marami kayong makikita pag pinagsabay kami'

For the dream twin tower combination of Kai Sotto and AJ Edu, chemistry and fit should be no problem. This early in their partnership, the 7'2" Kai and the 6'10" AJ appear to have the basics down already. That should be music to anyone excited for this imposing Batang Gilas frontline. Edu has expressed excited over the potential of his partnership with Kai. Sotto is no different. "Maayos kasama yang si AJ," Sotto said when asked about Edu. "Iba yung samahan namin pag nasa court. Masaya ako na teammate ko siya. Ang tagal ko na rin siya gusto maging teammate simula nung naki-practice siya sa Ateneo. Excited ako. Special siya na player eh," he added. Forming perhaps the most talented youth frontline the Philippines has ever seen, Sotto is confident he can make it work with Edu. The Kai-AJ tandem will be put to the test right away as Batang Gilas is set to compete in the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championships in Thailand starting Sunday with a slot in the U-19 FIBA World Cup on the line. "Marami kayong makikita pag pinagsabay kami," Sotto said. "Kahit parehas kami na big man, iba rin yung nagagawa namin. Mas lalo sa defense kasi parehas kaming rim protector. Sa offense, salitan lang kami," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018