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EtymologyAncient Greekκακιστος(kakistos,“worst”), superlative ofκακος(kakos,“bad”)+-κρατια(-kratia,“power, rule, government”).

Team Pilipinas U-16 bows down(again) to Japan NT U-16, 94-81. Settles for 4th place.

Source:GMA News TV

Pilipinas-Energen suffered a 94-81 loss to Japan Friday in their bronze medal match in the 2nd FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship at the Khanh Hoa Sports Center in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

The Philippines failed to duplicate its 83-72 win over the Japanese in the second round.

The Olsen Racela-mentored squad, which entered the final round with a 5-0 card, also dropped its second straight game in the tournament following a 67-58 setback to South Korea in the semifinals Thursday night.

They duplicated the fourth-place finish of the Kiefer Ravena-led Under-16 Philippineteam in 2009 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

China and South Korea, which both qualified for the FIBA U17 World Championship in Lithuania in 2012, are still playing for the gold medal as of posting time.

The Chinese successfully defended its FIBA Asia Under-16 crown after cruising to a 92-52 pummeling of the South Koreans.

Daiki Kaneko shot 8-of-15 from the three-point range to finish with a game-high 25 points to lead…

Team Pilipinas U-16 bows down to South Korea NT U-16, 67-58.

South Korea 67 - Heo 22, N. Kim 16, G. Kim 6, M. Kim 7, Lee 2, Bin 2, Yun 2, Park 2, Shin 0.

Pilipinas-Energen 58 - Alejandro 12, Asilum 12, Javelosa 7, Ramos 6, Rivero 6, Cani 5, Lao 4, Heading 0, Dalafu 0, Caracut 0, Go 0.

Quarters: 19-21; 37-29; 58-50; 67-58 

FINALS: (October 28)
Battle for 3rd: (2:00pm) Japan vs. Philippines (Bronze Medal game) 
Finals: (4:00pm) China vs. South Korea (Gold Medal game)

note: China & South Korea will represent FIBA Asia in 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship.

From FIBA-Asia:

27/10/2011KOR/PHI - Korea’s walk in the ‘Park’ against Philippines NHA TRANG CITY, Vietnam (2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship): Park Intae made his appearance only at the start of the second quarter adding size to an already solid defense to lead Korea to a 67-58 win against stubborn, but rigid, Philippines in the second semifinal on Thursday. The result took Korea to their second successive final in the event’s history, also booking a ticket to Lithuania for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Champio…

Team Pilipinas U-16 defeats Iraq NT U-16, 82-69. Faces South Korea NT U-16 in Semis.

The Philippines opened up a big early lead before surviving an Iraq comeback to win, 82-69, and advance to the semis to face South Korea.

Philippines 82 - Ramos 15, Javelosa 12, Asilum 10, Lao 10, Cani 9, Diputado 8, Alejandro 8, Heading 6, Caracut 2, Rivero 2, Go 0, Dalafu 0

Iraq 69 - Razzaq 20, Hamzah 19, Sabri 12, Ismael 8, Mahdi 4, Abdulqaer 2, Abdullah 2, Ali 2, Saeed 0, Ahmed 0, Mohammed 0, Abdullhussein 0

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26/10/2011PHI/IRQ - Philippines prove too quick for Iraq to catch NHA TRANG CITY, Vietnam (2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship): For the second game running, it justg needed one bright spark for SEABA U16  Philippines to maintain their unbeaten status – this time for a 82-69 win over Iraq, which gave them a place in the semifinals. Rodolfo Alejandro was the forefront of the Filipino offense yet again, as the leader of an otherwise all-round attack eight out of coach Olsen Racela’s 10-man rotation scored to put Philippines massively ahead at the end of …

Team Pilipinas U-16 edged Japan NT U-16, 83-72.

Philippines U16 - Japan U16 83:72

Philippines entered the U16 Asia Championship quarterfinal stage undefeated. They wrapped up their Qualifying Round campaign with victory over Japan. Rodolfo Alejandro (175-G-95) stepped up with 36 points to lead the winners. Philippines thus clinched the top spot in Group F. Japan finished second with only one loss to their record.
Japan overcame a sloppy start to take a 22:21 lead after ten minutes. But Philippines pulled ahead early in the second term. They finished the half strongly establishing a 48:36 lead. Philippines kept Japan at bay throughout the third term. They arrived at the final break up by as many as 13 points 70:57. The margin grew at 16-point mark midway through the final stanza. Japan went on an 11:6 run late in the game but it just sweetened the pill for Hideki Togashi team. Adven Diputado (173-PG-95) provided 14 points, while Janhubert Cani (178-PG-95) added 10 points for the winners. Yusei Sugiura (194-C-95) answered with 30 poi…

Team Pilipinas U-16 massacred Saudi NT U-16, 100-42.

NHA TRANG CITY, Vietnam (2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship): Coach Olsen Racela had the luxury of using a 10-man rotation in the very first quarter itself underlining their superiority as Philippines cantered through to a 100-42 win in Group F on Saturday. Rashleigh Rivero was Philippines’ highest scorer with 18 points. Abdulaziz Sakar was Saudi Arabia’s only scorer in double digits with 11 points.
 Oct 23, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)

Philippines U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 100:42

Philippines stayed on the winning track at U16 Asia Championship. They stormed past Saudi Arabia tonight to grab 4-0 record on top of Group F.. Rashleigh-Paolo Rivero (188-G-95) stepped up with 17 points to pace the winners.

Philippines dropped 28 points in the starting quarter to clear off. They piled up a 16-point lead after ten minutes. Philippines scored 25 points in the second frame to ensure a 43:27 halftime lead. Saudi Arabia could not change the complexion of the encounter after the big break. Philippines stayed …

New Zealand All-Blacks escapes with a win against France Les Bleus, 8-7. All Blacks wins the Cup for the second time.

The2011 Rugby World Cup Finalwas arugby unionmatch, played on Sunday, 23 October 2011 atEden Park,Auckland, inNew Zealandand won by New Zealand. The match determines the winner of the2011 Rugby World Cupand thede factoworld champions for the next four years. The participants in the 2011 final will beFranceandNew Zealandwhich will be a repeat of the1987 Rugby World Cup Finalwhich was held at the very same venue 24 years earlier.Similarly to the2007 Final, both participants had already played each other previously by being in the samepool. PerIRBpolicy and evolved customs of international rugby the match was adjudicated on field by a referee and supporting officials of 'neutral' (i.e. non-participant) nationality. The two finalists met earlier in the competition during thepool stage. The match will feature the New Zealand All Blackswho have been undefeated in this tournament andFrancewho lost to the All Blacks andTongain the pool stage. In an informal sense also purely by happens…