Batang Gilas bows to Chinese Taipei in FIBA Asia U18 quarters
MANILA, Philippines - Batang Gilas' run for a title in the FIBA Asia U18 Championship was halted by Chinese Taipei, 90-86, in the quarterfinal round.
Chinese Taipei overcame a determined Philippine team thanks to Lin Ming-Yi's late-game 3-ball on early Wednesday morning, August 27 (PH time), in Doha, Qatar.
Mark Dyke spearheaded Gilas with 26 points and 13 rebounds, while Ranbill Tongco and Kobe Paras combined for 31 markers.
Lin scored 16 points, while Tu came off the bench to put up 23 markers for Chinese Taipei, which advances to the semis to take on China.
Gilas, on the other hand, will look to attain a fifth-place finish by winning out the remainder of their games.
After Lee's triple placed his club ahead 89-86, Joshua Caracut failed to get off a decent shot attempt, eventually leading to a turnover.
Gilas managed a last hurrah with less than 20 seconds to go, but consecutive misses awarded Chinese Taipei the ball once again. Tu Ssu-Han then went on to make one of two free throws, which proved enough to keep Philippines at bay.
Leonard Santillan and Paul Desiderio also pitched in, putting up 8 and 11 points, respectively, for Batang Gilas. - Rappler.com