Easy outing for Philippine under-18 squad with 81-point win over Laos
The recently-assembled Batang Gilas stay unscathed after two games. Reuben Terrado

THE Philippines whipped Laos, 133-52, on Sunday night for its second win in the 2016 Seaba Under-18 Championship in Medan, Indonesia.

The Batang Gilas raced to an 8-0 lead and never looked back as the Nationals got a boost in the battle for three spots to the Fiba-Asia Under-18 Championship.

The Nationals outscored Laos, 27-5, in the second quarter to grab a 59-15 halftime lead.

Alain Jethro Madrigal topscored for Batang Gilas with 23 points as six players scored in double figures for the Philippine youth squad. Theo Joshua Flores chipped in 19, while Joshua Sinclair added 18 markers.

The Philippines faces Malaysia on Monday.

The scores:

Philippines 133 — Madrigal 23, Flores 19, Sinclair 18, Bahio 12, Gozum 12, Tibayan 10, Lee 9, Alfaro 8, Nelle 8, Mendoza 7, Yu 7, Mamuyac 0.

Laos 52— Kham Ek 16, Thavatay 11, Thavatsay 10, Phenphet 10, Joshua 3, Soutthichack 2, Phoummalin 0, Xanasack 0, Phetthavong , Phommala 0, Phonephansa 0.

Quarters: 32-10, 59-15, 98-36, 133-52.


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