The Gilas Pilipinas Youth team won’t go home empty-handed after all.
The country’s national youth basketball squad finally booked a win in the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup by bringing down China, 86-72, Saturday at the Heraklion University Sports Hall in Heraklion Greece.
Dave Ildefonso paced Gilas Youth with 21 points spiked by 4 of 7 shooting from 3-point country to go along with 6 rebounds and 7 assists while Carl Tamayo added 20 points on 8 of 16 shooting from the field plus 6 boards.
James Spencer and Rhayyan Amsali added 11 points apiece.
Kai Sotto played only 12 minutes due to foul trouble and finished with 5 points and 2 boards.