FIBA Asia U18: Philippines finishes 7th after defeating India

Jane Bracher
FIBA Asia U18: Philippines finishes 7th after defeating India
The Philippines holds on late against India

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines held on amid a late-game rally from India to come away with a 67-64 victory and the 7th place finish in the 2016 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship on Sunday, July 31 in Tehran, Iran.

The under-18 team also known as Batang Gilas led by 10 points with 5 minutes remaining before India made a run to inch to within a point with just 1:36 to go.

Guard Fran Yu, who finished with 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field, knocked down his only two free throws of the game to keep Batang Gilas’ foes at bay.

Jolo Mendoza topscored with 15 points and 5 rebounds while John Bryle Bahio added 10 points and 8 rebounds.

The Philippines ended the tournament with a 3-5 record. – Rappler.com

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