Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    View Today
    Tue, Nov 24

    Batang Gilas salvages 13th place in U17 worlds with big win over NZ

    Jul 9, 2018

    BATANG Gilas will be returning to the Philippines with their heads up high after coming away with a 73-51 win over New Zealand in the classification phase of the Fiba Under 17 World Cup on Sunday in Argentina (Monday, Manila time).

    The Philippines ends its campaign with two straight wins after a tumultuous start, finishing 13th overall ahead of Egypt, China and New Zealand.

    The US beat France, 95-52, to win the tournament for the fifth straight time,

    Kai Sotto towered over New Zealand as he finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks as the Philippines only trailed at 2-0 before embarking on a blowout against their taller foes.

    Terrence Fortea added 12 points, all on threes as RC Calimag, Geo Chiu and Gerry Abadiano added eight apiece.

    MORE FROM SPIN
    MORE FROM SPIN

      Forthsky Padrigao struggled from the field as he finished with four points but made up for it by making nine assists and six steals.

      Continue reading below ↓

      Mitchell Dance led New Zealand with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

      The 13th place finish is an improvement from the country's previous attempt in the world stage as they finished 15th in the 2014 edition.

      The scores:

      Batang Gilas 73 – Sotto 22, Fortea 12, Calimag 8, Chiu 8, Abadiano 8, Guadana 7, Cortez 4, Padrigao 4, Andrada 0, Lazaro 0,

      Continue reading below ↓
      Recommended Videos

      New Zealand 51 – Dance 12, Broughton 10, Cowie 6, Williams-Dunn 6, Vaigafa 5, Dizon 5, Risseto 4, McKinlay 3, Payne 0, Stodard 0, Jenkins 0

      Quarterscores: 16-12; 35-24; 54-36; 73-51.

      Read Next
      Sorry, no results found for
    • POLL

      • Quiz

        Quiz Result