Young Fil-French Louna Ozar with roots from Camiguin has been named to Gilas Women Under-18 squad for the FIBA Asia Championship set September 5-10, 2022 in Bangalore, India. Basketball scouts state that the 5-foot-9 Ozar is a dead-shot from the outside. Her inclusion to the team was confirmed by her father Leo Ozar.

Louna (left) is shown wearing a Gilas jersey for the first time with U18 teammate Candice Udal. She will wear #5 officially in FIBA tournament.

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photo by Leo Ozar
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photo by Leo Ozar

The Gilas U18 women’s team recently routed Malaysia U20 in a friendly, 85-45.

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photo by Leo Ozar

Louna with her father Leo watched the recent Gilas vs Saudi Arabia World Cup Qualifier game at Mall of Asia Arena.

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photo by Leo Ozar

Louna is shown below with her parents together with basketball coach Julie Amos.

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photo by Leo Ozar

The team will depart for India on September 3. They’re currently on the process of securing respective visas for the team. The final roster is shown below.

5’9 Kristan Yumul
5’5 Camille Nolasco
5’6 Princess Marie BJ Villarin
5’9 Sumayah Sugapong
5’8 Kate Bobadilla
5’8 Ryhanna Calvert
6’0 Sydney Heyn
5’9 Ashley Loon
5’6 Hope Manglal-Lan
5’8 Kalynne Mendez Abraham
5’9 Louna Ozar
5’11 Candice Udal

Louna with her father Leo.

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photo by Leo Ozar

Louna’s father is from Camiguin who moved to France in 1995 while her mother is a French national who worked in the Philippines in the early 1990s. Watch GMA Regional TV’s special feature on her last year below.

Prior to her selection, Ozar was considered for the French national team in the FIBA Under-16 Women’s European Championship in 2020. However, the tournament was canceled due to the pandemic. Eventually, she decided to choose to play for the Philippines.

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Photos below by Pneon Rees Silagan.

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Here are more photos taken of her pre-debut in Camiguin below.

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