Gilas girls continue early FIBA U18 WAC Division B domination with rout of Lebanon

Naomi Panganiban flashes a three sign after hitting a three-pointer. FIBA
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Gilas Pilipinas Youth added Lebanon to its list of victims in the FIBA U18 Women's Asian Cup Division B with an 89-63 rout on Tuesday night at the Futian Sports Park in Shenzhen, China.

Similar to their Monday night win against the Maldives, the Gilas girls quickly pulled away from Lebanon, who still got to taste the lead early on, eventually opening a lead as high as 29 points just before the game ended.

Naomi Panganiban led Gilas, now 2-0 in Group B, with 25 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, and four steals.

Tiffany Reyes added 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from deep, while Gabriella Ramos also had 12 markers alongside 19 rebounds.

The win sealed a sweep of Group B assignments for Gilas as their supposed opponent for Wednesday, Syria, backed out of the event at the last minute. 

Maygen Naassan led Lebanon with 17 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals, and two blocks, while Reem El Ghali added 14 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block for Lebanon.

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