Final Score: Gilas Pilipinas Youth 95-71 South Korea (September 22, 2023) // FIBA U16 Asian Championship

The Philippines men's national under-16 basketball team faced off against the South Korea men's national under-16 basketball team in the Qualification to Quarterfinals of the 2023 FIBA U16 Asian Championship.

The match took place at 12:30 a.m. on Friday, September 22 (Philippine Time) at the Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha.

Find out how to watch, live stream or TV channel and game time information for the matchup between the Philippines U16 and South Korea U16.

  • Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
  • Time: 12:30 am (PHL Time)
  • Venue: Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha
  • Game Stats: FIBA
  • TV:
  • Live Stream: FIBA - The Basketball Channel


Results and Scores

South Korea
Quarter Scores: Philippines vs. South Korea (September 22, 2023)
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL
Philippines U16 28 32 20 15 95
South Korea U16 18 20 16 17 71

The Gilas Pilipinas Youth has shattered the "Korean curse," securing a convincing 95-71 victory over South Korea in the FIBA U16 Asian Championship.

This victory not only advanced them to the quarterfinals but also marked the end of a nine-game losing streak against the Koreans in the U16 and U18 tournaments.

Joaquin Ludovice, exploded with a remarkable 25-point performance, including seven treys. His dominant display, with 19 points in the first half, set the tone for this historic rout.

Kiefer Alas, the Philippines' leading scorer at 17.3 points per game, contributed 11 points in this crucial game. While his scoring output was slightly lower than usual, he made up for it with 13 rebounds and 4 assists, showcasing his versatility and impact on the court.

Kurt Velasquez added 17 points, while Bonn Daja delivered a double-double performance, contributing 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.CJ Amos tallied 10 points for Gilas Youth.

With this historic victory, the Philippines advances to the quarter-finals, where they are set to face Japan.

The Scores:

Philippines 95 – Ludovice 15, Velasquez 17, Daja 13, Alas 11, Amos 10, Morales 9, Diao 4, Alegre 4, Williams 2, Banal 0, Chua 0, De Liano 0.

South Korea 71 – Edi 18, Yang 11, So 10, Eom 9, Yoon 6, Kim MG 4, Kim MJ 4, Jung 3, Song 2, Kim H 3, Heo 0.

Game Replay

Watch the game replay between Philippines men's national under-16 basketball team and South Korea men's national under-16 basketball team in the Qualification to Quarterfinals of the 2023 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship.

Video from YouTube Channel of FIBA - The Basketball Channel

Preview: Philippines vs. South Korea

Gilas Pilipinas Youth goes head-to-head with South Korea in the knockout qualification round of the 2023 FIBA U16 Asian Championship.

Gilas Youth U16 showcased their mettle during the group phase, finishing with a commendable 2-1 record. They faced a formidable challenge from China (67—84) but secured a convincing victories against Kazakhstan (66—42) and Malaysia (75-52). With their eyes set on the quarterfinals, Gilas Pilipinas Youth aims to carry their momentum into this crucial knockout match.

Kevin Alas has been a standout performer for the Philippine team, leading both in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.7 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game, respectively. His consistency and leadership will be crucial in the knockout stage. Kurt Velasquez has also been a scoring force, averaging 10.3 points per game.

Gilas Pilipinas Youth is carrying a burning desire to avenge their three previous losses to the Koreans.

In 2009, they fought hard but lost 83-73.
In 2011, it was a tough match, and South Korea won 67-58.
In 2015, it was a close game, but South Korea won 77-74.

These past encounters motivate Gilas to aim for victory, break the losing streak and advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament.