FIBA U-17 World Championship 2014 Live Results: Philippines' Batang Gilas Pilipinas vs France

FIBA U-17 World Championship 2014 Round of 16 Results: Philippines' Batang Gilas Pilipinas vs France, 57-86.

All 'Round of 16' games in the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship
were played today, August 12, in Dubai, UAE, one of which was the game between Group A's bottom team Philippines vs Group B's top team France.

The Philippine team, called Batang Gilas, is composed of Matthew
Nieto, Jose IV Go, Michael dela Cruz, Mike Nieto, Paul Desiderio, Diego Dario, Lorenzo Navarro, Arnie Padilla, Jolo Mendoza, Mikel Panlilio, Carlo Abadesa and Richard Escoto.

Based on the results from the live telecast of the game on TV5, the French team won big by 29 points, 57-86.

QUARTER SCORES: 17-20, 35-41, 47-61, 57-86

Top scorers for France were Amine Noua (21 pts) and Stephane Gobauld (14 points), while it's the Nietos for Batang Gilas, Matthew and Mike, both with 12 points. In rebounds, Gobauld recorded a huge 20, while Mike Nieto had 10.

Obviously, France had the height advantage. Imagine this: their tallest stands 7 feet, only 3 of their players are 6-foot and below, and the rest are 6'3 and above, while Batang Gilas' roster has 5 players who are below 6 feet and no one exceeded 6'3 in height. That sums it all. The latter were no match to France in the height department.

The winner of the game, France, now advances to the Top 8
Quarterfinals, and will play against Spain, while the losing team, Philippines, will just have to battle for a place in the 9th to 16th classification playoffs. On Thursday, they will be playing against Argentina. -

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