Gilas Youth off to blistering start in Fiba U16 Asian Championship | Inquirer Sports

Gilas Youth off to blistering start in Fiba U16 Asian Championship

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 02:10 PM June 14, 2022
Jared Bahay Gilas Pilipinas Youth

Gilas Pilipinas Youth guard Jared Bahay goes for a layup against Kuwait in the Fiba U16 Asian Championship in Doha, Qatar. Photo from Fiba

MANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas Youth got contributions from top to bottom as it steamrolled Kuwait, 82-45, in the Fiba U16 Asian Championship early Tuesday at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha, Qatar.

Filipino-Canadian Zain Mahmood led all scorers with 16 points but it was Jared Bahay who set the tone for the young Nationals.

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Bahay did most of his damage in the opening quarter where Gilas zoomed to a commanding 25-9 lead. He finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Jacob Bayla and Kristian Porter each added 10 points for Gilas, which plays Japan later at 8:45 p.m. Both the Philippines and Japan are 1-0 in Group C.

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Gilas’ defense was also on cue with 17 steals while also forcing 29 turnovers that led to 28 points.

Kuwait was also limited to just 30 percent shooting from the field.

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