FIBA Asia Under 18: Batang Gilas settles for 4th place after losing to China


Posted at Aug 11 2018 04:17 PM | Updated as of Aug 12 2018 01:39 AM

The Philippines lost to China 76-57 to settle for fourth place in the FIBA Under 18 Asian Championship at Stadium 29 in Bangkok on Saturday.

Batang Gilas finished the tournament with a 3-2 record, their other defeat inflicted by Australia in the quarterfinals Friday.

Kai Sotto led the Philippines with 16 points, while AJ Edu contributed 14.

China, which lost 73-63 to the Philippines in their preliminary-round game, turned the tables on coach Josh Reyes and co. in the rematch.

Behind 4-0 to start the game, China launched a 12-0 run get in front before methodically taking control.

Meanwhile, Australia won the gold by beating New Zealand 72-63.

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