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    PH youth team clinches berth in Fiba-Asia U-18 meet with rout of Malaysia

    May 6, 2014
    Thirdy Ravena and the rest of the Philippine team clinch a berth in the Fiba-Asia U-18 meet after a second straight win in the SEABA tilt with a 93-76 win over Malaysia. Dante Peralta

    THE Philippines defeated host Malaysia, 93-76, on Tuesday night in the 2014 Seaba Under-18 Championship to formally clinch a berth in this year’s Fiba-Asia Under-18 Championship.

    Ranbill Tongco of San Beda and Mark Dyke of National University combined for eight points in an 18-2 run to end the second quarter and put the Filipino cagers ahead, 45-30, en route to their second victory in as many games in the tournament being held in Sabah, Malaysia.

    Overall, the Filipinos outscored the host, 27-10, in the second quarter after trailing, 18-20, at the end of the first period.

    The victory assured the Philippine youth cagers one of berths reserved for Southeast Asian in the Fiba-Asia meet to be held in Dubai this August.

    The Philippines, which defeated Indonesia, 98-35, on Monday, goes for the Seaba crown against Singapore on Wednesday.

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    Thirdy Ravena and the rest of the Philippine team clinch a berth in the Fiba-Asia U-18 meet after a second straight win in the SEABA tilt with a 93-76 win over Malaysia. Dante Peralta
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