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All-around Ramos tows Gilas Girls to hot start in FIBA U16 Asia

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All-around Ramos tows Gilas Girls to hot start in FIBA U16 Asia

IMPRESSIVE. Gabriella Ramos shines right on her international debut for the Philippines.

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Gabriella Ramos delivers as the Gilas Girls rip Indonesia at the start of their bid for a Division A promotion in the FIBA U16 Women's Asian Championship

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines came out firing in the second half for a 104-68 ripping of Indonesia at the start of Division B action in the FIBA U16 Women’s Asian Championship in Amman, Jordan on Friday, June 24.

Gabriella Ramos powered the Gilas Girls with an all-around performance, knocking in a game-high 27 points built on a 55% shooting clip. The 15-year-old forward also collected  20 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 4 blocks.

Kristan Geyl Yumul helped fuel the Philippines’ second-half breakaway, unloading 20 points, 18 coming from beyond the arc, on a 54% shooting mark. 

After a slim 45-39 halftime advantage, the Gilas Girls turned it up after the break in a decisive run fueled by Yumul and Ramos that put them up by 20 points, 70-50.

Naomi Natalie Panganiban also came through for the young Filipinas with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Angelica Jennifer Candra paced Indonesia with a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds.

The Philippines takes on Syria next on Saturday, June 25 at 8:45 pm, Manila time.

Only the tournament winner will move up to Division A, where teams will fight for a spot in the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup.

The Scores

Philippines 104 – Ramos 27, Yumul 20, Panganiban 15, Oani 7, Fajardo 7, Medina 6, Nolasco 5, Patricio 5, Lopez 4,  Elson 4, Nair 4, Villarin 0. 

Indonesia 68 – Candra 16, Madafa 12, Siregar 11, Sutisna 8, Sasongco 6, Mahanani 5, Callistan 3, Sjahril 3, Khayra 2, Putra 2, Gosal 0, Wiyanto 0.

Quarters: 17-21, 45-39, 72-54, 104-68. 

– Rappler.com

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