Gilas Youth headed to Doha camp on a high after win over FEU
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 20, 2019 10:29 PM
Gilas Youth is headed to their training camp in Doha with a morale-boosting triumph over FEU
Gilas Youth gutted out a well-earned win over their kuyas from Far Eastern University, 67-66, Thursday at Meralco Gym in Ortigas.
The Philippine national youth team rode Kai Sotto and Geo Chiu to build up a 12-point lead, 63-51, inside the last six minutes before holding off a late charge by the Tamaraws.
Chiu’s back-to-back inside baskets and Sotto’s couple of charities put the youngsters up by double-digits only to see L-Jay Gonzales and Barkley Ebona set off an uprising.
FEU even pulled within one with 11 ticks to go, but from there, Gilas Youth dodged the final bullet as Ken Tuffin muffed on his corner triple.
In the end, Sotto had 14 points to his name while Xyrus Torres chipped in 14 markers of his own.
AJ Edu and Gerry Abadiano also added nine points to help the national youth team score a morale-boosting win ahead of their training camp in Doha and then the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Greece.