BANTING CITY, MALAYSIA- The Energen Pilipinas Under-16 Youth Team wins its 3rd game in a row after they trounced Laos, 101-57. The team needs to beat Singapore to sweep the 1st Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) U16 for Men. The Philippines is already is assured a slot in the Fiba Asia U16 tournament slated on Oct. 18 to 28 in Nha Trang City, Vietnam. The last 2 slots from South East Asia will be up for grabs between Indonesia (2-1), Malaysia (1-1) and Singapore (1-2).
Arvin Tolentino was a monster in yesterday’s game as he scored 30 points and grabbed 18 big rebounds. Coach Olsen Racela was not totally happy with the team’s performance as they allowed Laos to cut down their lead into single digits several times in the game.
PHILIPPINES 101—Tolentino 30, Asilum 14, Pascual 14, Brill 9, Diputado 8, Tongco 7, Cani 6, Lao 6, Javelosa 5, Vito 2.
LAOS 57—Sengsouliya 17, Bouphaheuanghak 16, Thavonphaneuk 11, Inthavixay 4, Phommasone 4, Bounkhoum 3, Labouaphieng 2, Louangphommason 0, Thammavong 0, Sengthong 0.
Quarters: 24-17, 48-32, 67-46, 101-57
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