Batang Gilas face Japan in FIBA Asia U16 quarterfinals


The Philippine under-16 national basketball team continues their campaign in the FIBA Asia U16 Championship with a match against Japan in the quarterfinals at the BritAma Arena in Jakarta, Indonesia today.

Batang Gilas, who ended the unbeaten run of China in the competition finished second in Group C. The Philippines bested Thailand and Bahrain before entering the second round.

During the second round, Batang Gilas won against Iraq in the opening game before bowing to South Korea, which was their only loss in the tournament.

In their last match, the Filipino cagers beat the Chinese handing the latter their first loss in 30 games in the competition.


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