Batang Gilas struggles in 2nd half, loses big to France

first_imgAfter settling for a slim 38-32 halftime lead, France came out firing in the third quarter, outscoring the Philippines, 35-13.The fancied French, led by European sensation Killian Hayes, remained relentless in the final frame, where they limited the Filipinos to just nine points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments SPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFrance had five players scoring in double figures. Malcolm Cazalan had 18 points, Matthieu Gauzin added 16 while Hayes and Theo Maledon tallied 14 each. Timothe Crusol chipped in 11.Carl Tamayo was the lone bright spot for the Philippines, notching a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown But even Tamayo wasn’t exempted from Batang Gilas’ offensive woes as the forward went 5-of-18 from the field.The Philippines shot 32 percent from the field and had 21 turnovers.Taking care of the ball has been one of Batang Gilas’ early problems in the tournament. The team turned the ball over 28 times in a 97-75 loss to Croatia on Sunday.Kai Sotto, who posted 23 points and 12 rebounds against Croatia, was limited to just seven points and six rebounds.Sotto and company hope to bounce back and get their first win on Wednesday against host Argentina.ADVERTISEMENT LABron: James agrees to 4-year deal with Lakers Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Photo from Fiba.comBatang Gilas took another crushing loss, this time at the hands of European champion France, 95-54, in the Fiba U17 World Cup early Monday morning in Argentina.The Filipinos stayed within reach in the first two quarters but it was an entirely different story in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihancenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

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