first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ Mission possible The Philippines didn’t help its case by committing 28 turnovers and dishing only 12 assists.Batang Gilas faces another daunting task ahead with a duel against heavyweight France, which ruled the Under-16 European championship, on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With seven players scoring at least eight points, the Croatians overwhelmed the Filipinos, opening the game with eight unanswered points before extending their lead to as high as 32, 85-53, with 7:33 left.The Philippines showed signs of life in the third quarter after it pulled to within eight, 55-47, on a Terrence Fortea 3-pointer with 5:57 remaining, but Croatia quickly responded with a 16-2 surge to put the game out of reach, 71-49, heading into the final frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMatej Rujdan and Matej Bosnjak had 16 and 14 points, respectively for Croatia, which assisted on 28 out of its 39 made field goals.Kai Sotto finished with a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds that went with two blocks to lead the Philippines while Carl Tamayo added 12 points and eight rebounds. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines fell to No. 10 Croatia, 97-75, early Sunday morning (Manila time) at the start of the Fiba U17 World Cup in Argentina.Batang Gilas stared at a big deficit early and never recovered as Croatia led from start to finish.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img