The first victory of the first group of World Championship U17 National team celebrated, prevailing 85-65 in the Philippines "Al Shabab Arena". First scorer of the match became Pefanis Anthony, who scored 6/11 three-pointers and stopped at 26 points.
The enthusiastic Filipinos surprised the national team, which in the first four minutes had scored just two points (2-9 to make it to 5:49), but then began to dominate the rebounds and trims difference.
The aptly-pointer by Anthony at 2:26 Pefani put for the first time in the driver's position representative assembly (16-13), while the final score of the first period (25-17) proved that the order had been restored for good.
Players Dimitris Papanikolaou stepped on the accelerator and they Tzarin Michael tried unsuccessfully to stop them with recurrent foul. It is characteristic that in the first half, the Greeks performed 15 free throws and Filipinos or one, while the individual scores of the second period were 21-9.
Armed with the very good defensive mode, and of course, the big difference in quality, or ethnic group rocketed to 32 (60-28), putting a premature end to the modest ceremony. Naturally, in the final minutes came complete relaxation and stubborn enough Filipinos reduced the size of the defeat (32-22 in favor of the individual scores of the last period).
Periods: 17-25, 26-46, 33-63, 65-85
Philippines (Tzarin): Go 7 (2), Dario 2 M Nieto. 11 Navarro 4 Padilla 1, Mendoza 19 (1), Panligio, Dela Cruz 9 (3), Ampanteza 2 Eskoto 4 Ntesinterio 6.