The Philippines got off to a strong start, but could not keep up, losing to the host country Greece, 69-85.
Results and Scores
PHILIPPINES - Abadiano 13, Sotto 13, Ildefonso 12, Tamayo 9, Fortea 7, Amsali 4, Spencer 4, Torres 3, Chiu 2, Panopio 2, Edu 0, Oczon 0.
Watch the game highlights as Gilas Pilipinas Youth lost to Greece.
(Video by FIBA)
Here are the details for Gilas Pilipinas Youth vs. Greece in the Group Phase of the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup.
- Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019 (in Greece) / Sunday, June 30, 2019 (in Philippines)
- Time: 8:30 pm (Greece Time) / 1:30 am (Philippines Time)
- Venue: Heraklion Arena
- TV: TV5 / ESPN5 (June 30, 2:30 pm)
- Game Stats: FIBA.Basketball
- Live Stream: Sports5 FB Page | FIBA YouTube Channel
Gilas Pilipinas Youth open its campaign in the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup against host Greece.
Headlining the Philippines men's national under-19 basketball team is the twin towers of Kai Sotto and Ariel John "AJ" Edu.
Joining Sotto and Edu in the lineup are Carl Tamayo, Geo Chiu, Dalph Panopio, Gerry Abadiano, Terrence Fortea, James Spencer, Xyrus Torres, Migs Oczon, Dave Ildefonso and Rhayyan Amsali.
Sandy Arespacochaga will be leading the Gilas Pilipinas Youth, formerly known as Batang Gilas.
After Greece, Gilas Pilipinas Youth will play Argentina at 8 p.m. Sunday (1 a.m. Monday in Manila) and finish its Group C campaign on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. (1:30 Wednesday Manila).