The Philippines’ Batang Gilas Pilipinas is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the team New Zealand at 6:15 P.M. on July 7, 2019 (PHI time) live from Heraklion Arena, Crete, Greece.
Finally our Batang Gilas Pilipinas are no more win-less in Greece as they eliminated team China yesterday.
It was a tight battle between the long time basketball rival in Asia until the young Philippines squad were able to break away in the third quarter.
That spurt was enough for them to secure their spot at least at the 14th spot in the classification round of the tournament.
The best they can do is the 13th place if they are able to defeat team New Zealand.
The young Tall Blacks were at the number two during their Group phase along with United States, Lithuania and Senegal.
In the Round of 16 phase they were defeated by the now finalist team Mali and in the 9–16th place quarterfinals they were again defeated this time by team Argentina.
In the 13–16th place bracket round, they faced again team Senegal and defeated them for them to advance to the 13th place round.