The Philippines opened Day 2 of the 2015 FIBA 3×3 U18 World Championships with a 13-8 win over Kazakhstan before dropping a heated affair against the much stronger Russian side, 9-21 Saturday in Debrecen, Hungary.
Kobe Paras once again led the offensive in the win over the Asian side, with Ricci Rivero providing highlight-worthy moves during the course of the game.
But the Philippines succumbed against the more physical and taller Russia group which went on to book its 4th victory in Pool A. The Russians started the game scoring the first 6 points as the Philippines struggled from a rebounding standpoint and failed to make outside shots.
A free throw by Kobe Paras finally put the nationals on the board, but were badly outclassed on drives to the basket as Russia put a rock-solid effort on interior defense.
The Philippines winds up its campaign against Uruguay with hopes of advancing to the next round.
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