Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
(c) FIBA.basketball

Basketball

Gilas Boys record worst finish in FIBA U17


The worst has happened for Gilas Pilipinas Boys.

The Philippines finished dead last in the 16-nation FIBA Under-17 World Cup 2024 — the country’s worst finish in three appearances after absorbing a harsh 53-115 defeat at the hands of Australia on Sunday at Ahmet Comert Sports Hall in Turkey.

Gilas finished 15th in 2014 and 13th in 2018.

It was a winless run for the boys of Josh Reyes, suffering double-digit losses in all seven of their games in the tournament and losing with an average margin of 37.71 points per game.

During the group stages, Gilas lost to Lithuania, Spain, and Puerto Rico, with an average margin of 55.33 points per game.

In the round of 16, the Philippines was overpowered by Team USA, suffering a harsh 45-141 defeat, which dropped them to the classification stage.

Their classification game against Argentina was the closest the Philippines got in terms of losing margin, falling 67-83.

In their last two games, they fell to China, 85-66, and then to Australia.

It was a masterful performance for the Asia Cup champions, who raced to a 24-9 lead and never looked back.

The young Boomers continued to pour it on, gaining a lead that extended to as high as 62 points.

Australia went 4-3 in the tournament.

Dash Daniels and Nash Walker led the rout with 28 and 18 points, respectively, while Joel Robinson contributed 11 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists.

It was a bitter end for this batch of Gilas Boys, who lost ace Kieffer Alas to a sprained left ACL a day before the competition.

#ReadMore  NCAA 98: Canlas, Bahio power comeback as San Beda silences Letran

Edryn Morales led the Philippines with 17 points and nine rebounds, while Joaquin Ludovice chipped in 10 points.

Other members of the team are Kurt Velasquez, CJ Amos, Irus Chua, Bonn Daja, Sam Alegre, Elijah Williams, Paul Diao, Noah Banal, Jaime Gomez de Liano, and late addition Champ Arejola.

The Scores:

Australia 115 – Daniels 28, Walker 18, Robinson 11, Dickeson 11, Akhuar 9, Beauchamp 8, Nyuon 8, Sewell 6, Pilimai 6, Cheesman 5, Kuany 5.

Philippines 53 – Morales 17, Ludovice 10, Chua 9, Daja 6, Velasquez 3, Alegre 2, Banal 2, Amos 2, Arejola 2, Diao 0, Gomez de Liano 0, Williams 0.

Quarterscores: 31-16, 56-27, 88-40, 115-53.

Written By


You May Also Like

Basketball

Andy Gemao showed the way once again as Gilas Pilipinas Boys took down Indonesia, 87-64, to complete its clean sweep of the FIBA U18...

Basketball

Gilas Pilipinas Boys moved one win away from sweeping the FIBA U18 Asia Cup 2024 SEABA Qualifiers following an 87-53 decimation of Thailand, Saturday...

Basketball

Andy Gemao and Cabs Cabonilas sparked the breakaway as Gilas Boys opened its FIBA U18 Asia Cup 2024 SEABA Qualifiers with a resounding 97-71...

Basketball

Andy Gemao will be returning to national team duties as he looks to lead Gilas Pilipinas Boys in the SEABA qualifiers for the FIBA...

Bandwagon Wire

Sometimes, you can give a sport everything you have, and it still won’t give anything back. That’s what happened in the heart of Istanbul,...

Basketball

Gilas Pilipinas Boys bowed to the young Dragons of China, 85-66, to further fall in the classification phase of the FIBA Under-17 World Cup...

Basketball

Gilas Pilipinas Boys fell to the 15-16th classification phase match of the FIBA Under-17 World Cup 2024, losing to Argentina, 67-83, on Friday evening...

Basketball

Team USA remains unparalleled in youth basketball, showcasing their dominance against Gilas Pilipinas Boys’ in the 2024 FIBA Under-17 World Cup. The Philippines could...

Advertisement