The Philippine Team was awarded the Team of the Day as they swept their two remaining games to make it to the FIBA U18 World Cup Quarterfinals.
The team composed of Juan Gomez De Liaño, AJ Edu, Rhayyan Amsali and Encho Serrano took down the eigth-seeded Polish team in their first game, 20-14. Encho Serrano played big despite his small size, scoring eight points in the win.
In their second game, with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line, the Philippines didn’t disappoint. They blew away Turkmenistan 21-14. Serrano once again starred in the game, scoring in double digits and hitting the game-winner.
The Philippines closed out the elimination round in second place in Pool B. They face twelfth-seeded Belgium in the quarterfinals on July 2.
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