Basketball

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

A TALL Batang Gilas team bannered by twin towers begins its 2018 FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship campaign this weekend in Thailand.

Seven-footer Kai Sotto and 6’11 Filipino-Nigerian AJ Edu are part of the squad that will carry the Philippine cause in the biennial U18 tournament happening from Aug. 5 to 11 and against 15 other teams from around the region.

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Transferee Kim Aurin struggled all afternoon with his accuracy.

But the 6'1" Aurin, who moved from Jose Rizal University, made up for this in the closing seconds and lifted the University of Perpetual Help Altas to a 76-74 triumph over the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals at their own homecourt at the EAC gymnasium in Manila. 

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE Alaska Aces face a very steep climb in their best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) semifinal series with the defending champions San Miguel Beermen after going down, 2-0, but the team is choosing not to dwell too much on the hole it is in but more on how it can get out of it and turn things around.

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