The Philippine Under-16 Squad followed up their 106-69 thumping of Malaysia with a 105-48 rout of Thailand in the Southeast Asia Basketball Association Under-16 Championship last night at Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.
The win qualified the Philippines for the FIBA Asia tournament in July, which will serve as a qualifier for the Under-17 World Cup. Bacolod City’s Sam Josef Belangel again showed why he is the future of Philippine basketball with a near triple double of 16 points, 8 assists and 8 steals. Big man Will Gozum backed him up with 13 points and 8 rebounds. See the stats below (from (fibalivestats.com).
See photos below.
3rd quarter and Batang Gilas is up by 40 points. Two officials seen yawning already…
Danny Ildefonso (circled) watches his son…
The final score.
Batang Gilas celebrate after the win.