MANILA, Philippines—The Gilas Pilipinas ladies’s under-16 squad started its 2023 Fiba U16 Girls’s Asia Championship in a dominating style.
The Gilas Women clobbered Hong Kong, 79-40, to kick off their marketing campaign in Amman, Jordan on Monday (Manila time).
It was all Filipinos from the get-go they usually led by as a lot as 41, 79-38, at one level.
The protection was additionally the women’ bread and butter through the sport, forcing Hong Kong to 34 turnovers, leading to 26 factors for the Pat Aquino-coached squad.
Ava Fajardo led the Philippines’ stellar victory with 17 factors, six rebounds, three assists and 4 steals.
Serving to Fajardo, Gilas Pilipinas mainstay Ella’s youthful sister, on offense was Ryan Kelly Nair and Rylee Palma, who registered 12 and 10 markers, respectively.
Arising subsequent for the Gilas Women are Maldives on Tuesday evening. With a view to advance to the following spherical, the Nationals would wish to complete within the prime two of Group A.
Final yr, the Gilas Women completed third within the Fiba U16 tourney after bowing to Samoa within the semifinals section.
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