Kai Sotto powers Batang Gilas over Egypt for 1st Fiba U17 win

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comKai Sotto turned in a dominant performance to will the Philippines over Egypt, 70-69, in the classification stage of the Fiba Under 17 Basketball World Cup at Technological University Stadium in Santa Fe, Argentina Sunday (Manila time).The 7-foot-1 Sotto put up 28 points, 17 rebounds, and three blocks to lead the Batang Gilas to their first win in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Aly Abdelrahman Khalifa had 17 points and eight boards to lead Egypt while Youssef Osama Elmadawy had a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ GALLERY: NCAA Season 94 opening ceremony LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Batang Gilas will go up against New Zealand on Monday for a shot at the 13th spot in the tournament, the highest possible seeding they can get.Raven Cortez scored a clutch putback layup off of Gerry Abadiano’s miss to give the Philippines a 67-64 lead then it came down to Sotto making his free throws to hold off the Egyptians.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Philippines’ last three points all came off Sotto’s charity shots.Abadiano had 15 points to help the Philippines’ cause while Forthsky Padrigao and Cortez each had 10 points. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img

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