Batang Gilas notched their second-straight win in the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship with a 77-61 beating over Qatar at the Azadi Basketball Hall in Tehran Monday evening (Manila time).
The Filipinos remain unblemished along with Chinese Taipei with similar 2-0 records and have
Trailing by three, 36-39, in the 6:57 mark of the third period, Batang Gilas went on a 12-2 barrage capped by a layup by Seven Gagate and never looked back as they went on to win the game.
Mason Amos leads the way for the Philippines with 21 points and seven rebounds while Jared Bahay has 15 markers, three rebounds and three assists.
Mohammed Hashim Z Abbasher had a double-double game of 14 points and 10 boards for Qatar, who sank to 0-2 with Syria.
Batang Gilas and Chinese Taipei clash for the top seed tomorrow at 5 p.m.