Gilas Pilipinas Youth def. Japan, 64-59 (VIDEO) Qualifies for FIBA U17 World Cup 2024

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World no. 26 and Asia's no. 2 Gilas Pilipinas Youth secured a hard-fought victory to beat Asia's no. 5 and world no. 31 Japan, 64-59 in the quarterfinal of the 2023 FIBA U16 Asian Championship on early Saturday morning, September 23 (PHL time) at the Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha, Qatar. [VIDEO]

The Josh Reyes-mentored Gilas Pilipinas Youth U16 advances to the semifinals and will play the undefeated Australia on early Sunday morning at 12:30am, September 24 (PHL time) [LIVE].

The four semifinalists at the 2023 FIBA U16 Asian Championship — Philippines, Australia, China, and New Zealand — have secured spots in the 2024 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup, scheduled to take place in Turkey from June 29 to July 7, 2024.

(to be updated..)

The scores:

PHILIPPINES 64 - Alas 29, Ludovice 11, Velasquez 10, Daja 6, Williams 4, Amos 4, Banal 0, Diao 0, Alegre 0, Morales 0, De Liano 0, Chua 0.

JAPAN 59 - Takata 12, Sembo 10, Benedict 10, Murakami 8, Nakamura 8, Shiratani 5, Honda 4, Wakano 2, Takahashi 0, Shingo 0, Kamihara DNP, Landrigan DNP.

Quarters: 16-16, 25-35, 46-45, 64-59. [FULL REPLAY VIDEO] | [STATS]

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