South Korea deals Batang Gilas its 1st loss in Fiba Asia U16
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.
The young Filipinos slipped into a tie with Korea in second place in Group F at 3-1 behind undefeated China.
The Philippines, which cruised past its first three games against Bahrain, Thailand and Iraq, takes on China Tuesday afternoon.