Gilas Pilipinas Youth def. Kuwait, 82-45 (VIDEO) 2022 FIBA Asia U16

Photo credit: FIBA Asia

Gilas Pilipinas Youth U16 (1-0) defeated Kuwait U16 national team (0-2), 82-45 in the preliminary round of Group C at the 2022 FIBA U16 Asian Championship early Tuesday morning (Manila time) at the Al Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha, Qatar.

6'6" Zain Mahmood led Gilas in scoring with game-high 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting (6/8 ft) along with 5 rebounds, 2 steals and a block in 24 minutes of play. Point guard Jared Bahay with a solid all-around game of 12 points (4/8 fg, 2/4 3pt, 2/4 ft), 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals while Kristian Porter added 10 points on perfect 4-of-4 shooting (2/2 2pt, 2/2 3pt), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and a block.

Gilas shot 26/69 (37%) from the field including 7-of-32 shooting from downtown and went 23-of-34 from the free throw line. Philippines out-rebounded Kuwait 48-40, PHL had more assists 23-12, steals 17-14, and blocks 4-0.

In less than 24 hours, the Josh Reyes-mentored Gilas Youth will play Japan (1-0) at 8:45PM on June 14, Manila time. [LIVE]


The Scores:

PHILIPPINES 82 – Mahmood 16, Bahay 12, Porter 10, Bayla 10, Competente 9, Konov 7, Gemao 5, Jones 4, Nieto 4, Reyes 2, Harris 2, Romero 1.

KUWAIT 45 – Alsaied 12, Alrashaid 10, Alresheedan 8, Asadallah 7, Malallah 6, Mohammad 2, Alenizi 0, Alhusaini 0, Edhbayah 0, DH Mohammad 0.

Quarters: 25-9, 43-24, 64-33, 82-45. [ONLINE PROMOS]

Gilas vs. Kuwait - Replay (by FIBA)


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