Gilas Women’s U16 stunned in defeat to Samoa

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 30 2022 12:03 AM | Updated as of Jun 30 2022 09:32 AM

Gilas Women's Under-16 team crashed out of contention for the top spot at the 2022 FIBA Women’s Under-16 Asian Championship’s Division B after yielding to Samoa on Wednesday (Manila time).

The Philippines lost to Samoa, 88-73, in the semifinal round in Amman, Jordan while looking for a Division A promotion.

After zooming to three straight victories, the Gilas squad found itself struggling from the perimeter.

Naomi Panganiban led the Philippines with 15 points, 4 steals, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds.

Ava Fajardo scored 14 points, while Kristan Geyl Yumul was limited to 3-of-15 3-point shooting, finishing with 13 points.

Gilas Pilipinas got to the semifinal round by beating Samoa 94-65 last Sunday.

The Filipinas will try to score a bronze medal by taking on the loser of the Syria-Lebanon game on Thursday.

The Scores:

SAMOA 88 -- Filemu 36, Oloapu 18, Tutani 11, Manumaleuga 9, Keresoma 6, Hiko 4, Gasu 2, Talosaga 2, Brown 0, Kiliva 0, Hogben 0, Walshe 0.

PHILIPPINES 70 -- Panganiban 15, Fajardo 14, Yumul 13, Ramos 8, Nolasco 8, Lopez 6, Patricio 4, Villarin 3, Medina 2, Elson 0, Nair 0.

Quarters: 25-18, 53-30, 72-53, 88-70.