Gilas Pilipinas Boys ran out of steam within the second half to soak up an 84-67 loss to China to kick off their 2023 FIBA U16 Asian Championship marketing campaign on Sunday night time in Qatar.
Separated by only a level on the half, 44-43, with China holding the one-point benefit, the Philippines was then outscored within the third quarter, 24 to 16, with Zhang Boyuan and Fu Wenhao main the best way for the Chinese language.
China by no means appeared again since then with Huan Sinan sinking a free throw to finish a three-point play alternative off a foul from Paul Diao as their lead ballooned to its highest of 19 with 44 seconds left within the fourth quarter, 84-65.
The Filipino kids fell to 0-1 whereas the Chinese language improved to 1-0 within the staff standings of Group D.
Kiefer Alas picked up the place he left off for Gilas Pilipinas Boys, ending with 20 factors, eight rebounds, three assists, and one block on this sport. He averaged 21.3 factors and 9.0 rebounds per sport within the staff’s marketing campaign within the U16 SEABA qualifiers held earlier this 12 months.
CJ Amos chipped in 13 markers, 4 boards, and a steal within the shedding effort.
Zhang tallied 18 factors on prime of three rebounds and one block as Fu collected 14 markers laced with 10 boards.
The Philippines will subsequent tackle Kazakhstan early Tuesday whereas China could have Malaysia on late Monday night time.
—JMB, GMA Built-in Information