South Korea deals Batang Gilas its 1st loss in Fiba Asia U16 | Inquirer Sports

South Korea deals Batang Gilas its 1st loss in Fiba Asia U16

/ 07:50 PM November 02, 2015
Photo from Fiba.com

Photo from Fiba.com

The Philippines suffered its first loss in the Fiba Asia Under-16 Championship after a sorry 77-74 defeat to South Korea in the second round Monday in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Batang Gilas found its way back from a double-digit lead late in the third quarter but its comeback bid fell short with SJ Belangel missing a potential game-tying triple as time ran out.

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The young Filipinos slipped into a tie with Korea in second place in Group F at 3-1 behind undefeated China.

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The Philippines, which cruised past its first three games against Bahrain, Thailand and Iraq, takes on China Tuesday afternoon.

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