Batang Gilas takes down China in Fiba Asia U16 | Inquirer Sports

Batang Gilas takes down China in Fiba Asia U16

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 07:00 PM November 03, 2015
Photo from Fiba.com

Photo from Fiba.com

The Philippines redeemed itself from a heartbreaking loss with a 78-72 stunner over erstwhile unbeaten China in the second round of the Fiba Asia Under-16 Championship Tuesday night in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Batang Gilas quickly put its painful defeat to South Korea on Monday behind in dealing China’s first-ever loss in Under-16 play.

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With the historic victory, the young Filipinos tied China and Korea on top of Group F with a 4-1 record heading into the knockout stages on Thursday.

China’s undefeated streak of 30 games dating back to 2009 when the first U16 tournament was held came to a screeching halt.

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