MANILA, Philippines – The Gilas Philippines youth team’s World Cup hopes were dashed by Kai Savage and Australia as the Filipinos lost 109-83 to Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in the quarterfinals of the FIBA U16 Asian Championship on Friday. Doha, Qatar.
Kye Savage drilled six triplets to finish with 27 points, Australia’s second-half run to book a ticket to the semifinals and a berth at the 2022 FIBA Under-17 World Cup in Malaga, Malaga.
The Philippine U16 team, led by Caelum Harris and Bryan Competente, failed to hold on to its strong start, taking a 17-point lead in the second quarter, making it 45-28, before Savage cut it to 51-47 in a four-point game, halved. A.
The defending champion steals momentum by mounting a 68-58 advantage in the third quarter and moves away from the pay-off period, where Savage drills a back-to-back triple with a 20-point spread, 100-80, three minutes left.
Are you kidding me, Callum Harris ?! We got a good one in this # FIBAU16Asia Quarter Final Matchup, where Australia 76 76-68 ahead of the Philippines চলে moving to fourth place! Who is taking it? See here: https://bit.ly/3zDoV50
Posted by FIBA Asia Cup on Friday, June 17, 2022
Australia held the Philippines goalless in the last four minutes.
Joshua Dent flirted with a triple-double, with 17 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, while Tristan Divers and Carlin Briggs added 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Competente led Gilsa New with 18 points, shooting 4-of-5 trays, with four rebounds and two assists. Harris provided 14 points, four boards and four blocks.
Jared Baha’i and Alex Conway had 13 points, with Jacob Bella adding nine markers.
Less than 24 hours ago, the national team dominated Kazakhstan, 83-60, to reach the quarter-finals.
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