Batang Gilas trounces HK, meets Japan for WC slot

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The 42-point bamboozling gave the Filipinos the momentum they need when they battle the Japanese at 6 p.m. Friday not only for a place in the Final Four but for a spot in the World Under-17 championship slated in Argentina in May.Japan topped Group D and will also come into its match with the Filipinos flaunting sharp form after clipping defending champion South Korea, 76-73, also Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJapan evades AustraliaThe victory by the Japanese enabled them to stay away from Australia in the quarterfinals. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Photo from Fiba.comThis is one shot of confidence Batang Gilas Pilipinas can certainly use.The Filipinos readied themselves for a critical clash with Japan in the Fiba Asia U-16 quarterfinals after closing out their group assignments with a 103-61 shellacking of Hong Kong at Foshan Lingnan Mingzhu gymnasium in China on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Aussies, who drew the Koreans, tore the Filipinos to shreds, 82-52, on Wednesday to remain the favorites here.The game against Hong Kong was the Philippines’ best showing here yet, as the Filipinos shot 41 percent from the field after going 11-for-35 from beyond the arc.King Balaga and RC Calimag scored 12 points each and led five others in twin digits with the beanpole Kai Sotto shooting 11 and grabbing 12 rebounds in 10 minutes, a ploy which coach Mike Oliver used to keep the 7-foot-1 wonder fresh for the Japanese.It was also Japan which ousted the Philippines in 2015, and getting payback is an added motivation for this batch of Gilas members.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Castro virtual Jr Am champion MOST READlast_img read more