GILAS Pilipinas Youth was dealt with a 92-64 walloping at the hands of Russia on Wednesday (Manila time) at Heraklion University Sports Hall in Greece in the 2019 Fiba Under-19 World Cup.
Not even huge efforts from Kai Sotto and Dave Ildefonso could help the Filipinos stop the 28-point blowout as they went winless in Group C.
With Gilas Youth already trailing by 12 late in the second quarter, the Russians refused to hit the brakes, ending the first half with a 7-0 spurt, with Dmitrii Kadoshnikov drilling a long two from the right corner to extend the lead to 19 points, 49-30.
The lead further swelled to 28, with Aleksandr Shcherbenev finishing off a fastbreak to make it an 89-59 affair with 1:11 left on the clock.
Sotto powered the Philippines with 14 points, seven rebounds and six blocks, while Ildefonso added 14 points, six boards, five assists and two steals to his name.
Carl Tamayo got 12 points and five rebounds, as Rhayyan Amsali had nine points, five boards, two dimes and two steals.
The Filipinos regroup quick with world no. 4 Serbia awaiting them in the knockout phase slated on late Wednesday at 11:15 p.m.
Aleksandr Ershov topped world No. 19 Russia with 21 points on an efficient 10-of-13 shooting from the field, to go with six rebounds and four assists.
Nikita Mikhailovskii registered a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards, while Anton Kvitkovskikh had 12.
The Russians finished in second place in Group C with a 2-1 win-loss record and will meet China in the Round of 16.
Russia 92 - Ershov 21, Mikhailovskii 16, Kvitkovskikh 12, Dolinin 10, Kadoshnikov 9, Petenev 8, Vedishchev 6, Shcherbenev 5, Konovalov 3, Sorokin 2, Baryshev 0, Goldin 0.
Philippines 64 - Sotto 14, Ildefonso 14, Tamayo 12, Amsali 9, Abadiano 5, Spencer 5, Chiu 3, Fortea 2, Oczon 0, Torres 0, Panopio 0.
Quarterscores: 28-15; 49-30; 72-50; 92-64.