Batang Gilas Pilipinas will go up against Japan in a knockout quarterfinal match of the FIBA Under-16 Asia.
The Philippines defeated Hong Kong, 103-61, in the playoffs on Thursday to advance to the next round. The Japanese advanced into the quarterfinals after topping Group D in group stage with a 3-0 record.
The winner between Batang Gilas and Japan will advance to the semifinals and will secure a ticket to FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup.
Here is the details for Philippines-Batang Gilas vs. Japan in the Quarterfinals of FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship.
- Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
- Time: 3:00 PM
- Venue: Foshan Lingnan Mingzhu Gymnasium in Foshan, China
- Game Stats: FIBA.Basketball
- Live Stream: FIBA YouTube Channel
Results and Scores
Batang Gilas defeated Japan, 72-70 to advance to the semifinals.
With the win, the Philippines also earned a berth in the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup in Argentina.
Kai Sotto scored 28 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead Batang Gilas. Christian Calimag added 15 points.
Chikara Tanaka carried Japan with 17 points.
Watch the highlights as Batang Gilas Pilipinas stunned Japan, 72-70, to advance to the semifinals and secured a place in the FIBA U17 World Cup.