Batang Gilas lost to host Argentina by just 3pts

Batang Gilas almost pulled an upset against host Argentina, 74-71 in the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup last July 4.

Gerry Abadiano and Terrence Fortea led Philippines with 17 points each while Kai Sotto with a double double performance – 13 points and 15 rebounds.

Juan Francisco Fernandez led Argentina with 15 points. Batang Gilas committed 20 turnovers.

Batang Gilas finished the group stage with a 0-3 record but all teams will qualify in the Round of 16 Stage as they will face No. 1 Canada tomorrow, July 5 at 3am in a knockout game.

View Batang Gilas Schedule for FIBA U17 World Cup 2018

Game Scores:
Philippines 71 – Abadiano 17, Fortea 17, Sotto 13, Calimag 9, Tamayo 6, Padrigao 3, Cortez 2, Guadana 2, Lazaro 2, Andrada 0.

Argentina 74 – Fernandez 15, Paz 11, Cavallin 10, Diaz 9, Bertona 8, Scacchi 7, Copes 4, Chapero 3, Varisco 3, Bressan, Milovich 2.

photo from fiba.basketball





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