Guadana has triple-double as Batang Gilas flex muscle anew
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 15, 2017 01:47 PM
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. Mclaude Guadana took the reins from Forthsky Padrigao and Kai Sotto in Batang Gilas' second straight win.
Yesterday, it was Forthsky Padrigao and Kai Sotto making waves in the 2017 SEABA Under-16 Championship.
On Monday at the Araneta Coliseum, it was Mclaude Guadana and RC Calimag’s turn to make noise for Batang Gilas.
Guadana had for himself a triple-double while Calimag backed him up in the Filipinos’ 96-73 rout of Indonesia.
Still looking for a higher gear for his boys, however, head coach Mike Oliver expressed, “Medyo naging super relaxed tayo, feeling natin kayang-kaya natin yung kalaban. Nawawala-wala yung intensity at aggressiveness natin.”
Good thing then that Oliver had players other than highly-touted Padrigao and Sotto showing the way.
Guadana wound up with 19 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds as well as four steals. “’Di ko po in-expect na mag-triple-double ako, pero thankful ako kay Lord na binigyan niya ako ng talent,” he expressed about his uncommon feat.
Just like yesterday, the Philippines blasted off to a 9-0 start before mounting an already massive 33-17 advantage at the end of the opening salvo.
The lead would only go as low as 20 in the second half as Batang Gilas rolled to a second straight win to start SEABA.
Calimag also contributed 17 points while Sotto and Padrigao, yesterday’s stars, added 12 and four points, repectively.
The Filipinos take a one-day break before going back into action on Wednesday against Thailand.
For Indonesia, Felix Alexander topped the scoring column with 18 points. Still winless through two tries, they shoot for win number one on Tuesday versus Thailand.
PHILIPPINES 96 – Guadana 19, Calimag 17, Sotto 12, Cortez 10, Lina 9, Fortea 8, Pascual 6, Padrigao 4, Tan 4, Lazaro 3, Chiu 2, Go 2,
INDONESIA 73 – Alexander 18, Sebastian 16, Hans 8, Patiara 7, Hady 5, Bonfilio 5, Robert 4, Fawwaz 4, Fernanda 4, Linduaji 2, Olindo 0, Tarigan 0
QUARTER SCORES: 33-17, 58-28, 77-51, 96-73
Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.