Versatile Ramos and the Gilas Girls get off to a flying start in FIBA U16 Asia
Gabriella Ramos delivers as the Gilas Girls tear apart Indonesia at the start of their bid for promotion to Division A in the FIBA U16 Asian Women’s Championship
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines came out strong in the second half to a 104-68 defeat of Indonesia early in Division B action of the FIBA U16 Asian Women’s Championship in Amman, in Jordan on Friday 24 June.
Gabriella Ramos powered the Gilas Girls with an all-around performance, scoring a game-high 27 points built on a 55% shooting clip. The 15-year-old forward also had 20 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks.
Kristan Geyl Yumul helped power the Philippines’ second-half breakaway, unloading 20 points, 18 from beyond the arc, on a 54% shooting mark.
After a slim 45-39 halftime advantage, the Gilas Girls increased it after the break in a decisive run fueled by Yumul and Ramos that took them 20 points higher, 70-50.
Naomi Natalie Panganiban was also successful for the young Philippines with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
Angelica Jennifer Candra topped Indonesia with a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds.
The Philippines will face Syria on Saturday, June 25 at 8:45 p.m. Manila time.
Only the winner of the tournament will advance to Division A, where the teams will fight for a place in the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup. – Rappler.com