Batang Gilas lost to Croatia in FIBA U17 1st game

Kai Sotto with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks in his 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup debut but Batang Gilas lost to Croatia, 97-75 in their opening game held in Argentina.

Croatia started the game with an 8-0 run led by Mated Rujan who finished with 16 points. Terrence Fortea scored 14 points (4/6 from three) for Philippines while Raven Cortez contributed 13 points. Carl Tamayo with 12 points and 8 rebounds but committed 5 turnovers.

Batang Gilas committed 28 turnovers but outrebounded Croatia, 46-36.

View Batang Gilas Schedule for FIBA U17 World Cup 2018

Game Scores:
Philippines 75 – Sotto 23, Fortea 14, Cortez 13, Tamayo 12, Abadiano 6, Padrigao 3, Andrada 2, Calimag 2, Chiu 0, Guadana 0, Lazaro 0, Pascual 0.

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