CHINA capitalized on its size advantage to down Gilas 5.0, 75-65, in the second round of the Fiba Asia Challenge in Tehran, Iran on Monday (Manila time).
Jinqiu Hu did most of the damage for the rejigged Chinese side, which put away Gilas for good with a 10-2 run in the opening minutes of the fourth period to open a 67-53 advantage.
With the 6-foot-11 Hu dominating inside, the Chinese pounced on the undersized Gilas and built a commanding 72-57 cushion with 2:30 remaining.
The Filipinos never recovered from there.
The 18-year-old Hu made his presence felt the entire way and finished with game-high 21 points and seven rebounds. His 13 points in the first half allowed the Chinese to take a 39-26 lead at halftime.