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22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championships: Energen Pilipinas rallies past Bahrain; Cebuano Pingoy scores 19

22 Aug

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The Energen Pilipinas Under 18 Youth Team overcame an 11-point half-time deficit to beat Bahrain and move to the quarterfinals with a 3-game winning streak.  The win, however, was not enough to propel the Philippines to a higher seeding as Chinese-Taipei surprised Iran to grab the No.2 group ranking by virtue of the tournament’s tie-breaker.  The Philippines, Iran, and Chinese-Taipei had an identical 4-1 record with Iran having the best quotient ranking followed by Chinese-Taipei then the Philippines.

UAAP Jrs. MVP Jerie Marlon Pingoy once again conspired with J-Jay Alejandro as they combined for 20 points in the 3rd quarter to turn the double digit deficit to a 12-point lead.  The Philippines simply overwhelmed Bahrain in the second half to coast to a 99-72 win. Alejandro led the Philippines in scoring with 23 big points. Pingoy had an efficient 19 points behind a 9 for 12 shooting from the field.  Janhubert Cani and Rey Nambtac are the other Filipino boy who reached double figures in scoring with 11 a piece.  Ali Hassan Shukralla and Mohamed Buallay combined for 48 markers for Bahrain.

Second Round Standings:

SECOND ROUND
  GROUP E
Team W L Pts GA
China (CHN) 5 0 10 1.5000
Korea (KOR) 4 1 09 1.3102
Japan (JPN) 2 3 07 0.8975
Lebanon (LIB) 2 3 07 0.8971
Syria (SYR) 2 3 07 0.8697
India (IND) 0 5 05 0.6639
  GROUP F
Team W L Pts GA
Iran, I.R. (IRI) 4 1 09 1.4379
Chinese Taipei (TPE) 4 1 09 1.4019
Philippines (PHI) 4 1 09 1.3989
Saudi Arabia, K. (KSA) 1 4 06 0.9210
Indonesia (INA) 1 4 06 0.6392
Bahrain (BRN) 1 4 06 0.5750

 

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