Towering Sotto leads under-16 Gilas’ trouncing of Singapore

first_imgPresidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Quarters: 33-12, 56-26, 84-35, 108-42Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Nothing but a workout for PH 5 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Swing Out Sister back to PH this April “I’m expecting the physical play,” said the Ateneo standout, named Rookie of the Year in the UAAP juniors.“I think that’s the first thing that coach will say every time other players defend me. But I have teammates who help me and give me confidence, which makes my job easier on the court.”Oliver said Batang Gilas is expecting tougher resistance from Indonesia, which has quicker and defensively sound players.PHILIPPINES 108—Sotto 17, Padrigao 14, Fortea 14, Go 11, Guadana 9, Pascual 9, Calimag 9, Lazaro 7, Lina 6, Cortez 6, Chiu 4, Tan 2.SINGAPORE 42—Teo TL 9, Tor 9, Li 4, Amado 4, Teo ZM 4, Chuabio 4, Chin 4, Soh 2, Tan 2, Lacsado 0, Razali 0, Lim 0.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Rence Padrigao also sparkled with 14 points and six assists for Batang Gilas, which opened the game with a 9-0 run and never looked back.“The players were still feeling each other out, but fortunately they recovered right away and focused on defense,” said PH coach Mike Oliver, whose squad guns for its second win against Indonesia at noon on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“Defensively, we’re there, but the offense needs work because we are still disorganized. But the important thing is following the game plan which is to stay aggressive.”There was plenty of hype surrounding Sotto and rightly so because of his towering frame. Sotto said he’s ready to mix it up with other big men in the tournament despite his lean frame. LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jose Miguel Pascual vs Reuben Amado. PBA IMAGESWith Kai Sotto showcasing his ever-improving game, Batang Gilas got its Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) Under-16 Championships campaign off to a rousing start by demolishing Singapore, 108-42, on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Tipped as a future star of the national team, Sotto, who at 15 is already an inch taller than 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo, fired 17 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Batang Gilas to victory on the first day of the tournament it was expected to dominate.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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